SABMiller, a multinational alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer and bottler, has registered 7% increase in revenue for the year ended 31 March 2012.

The brewery’s lager beer volumes increased 3% in both 2011 financial year and the fourth quarter.

Soft drinks volumes were up 7% in fiscal 2011 and 12% in the final quarter of 2011.

The company’s group revenue per hectolitre went up 4%.

SABMiller’s fourth quarter group revenue increased 10% and group revenue per hectolitre went up 5%.

In the Latin American market, lager beer volumes increased 8% in fiscal 2011, compared to the same period in 2010.

Lager volumes in Colombia for fiscal 2011 increased 7% and lager beer volumes of domestic and international premium brands grew 26%.

The company’s lager beer volume increased 10% in Peru and in Ecuador the volumes were up 7% backed by direct service format and the cycling of the Sunday trading ban of June 2010.

In Central America, lager beer volumes increased 6%, backed by good volumes from Honduras and El Salvador followed by the debut of larger packs as an economical option.

Soft drinks volumes in the Latin America market increased 10% and non-alcoholic malt products volumes went up 16% in fiscal 2011.

Lager beer volumes came down 1% in Europe during 2011 and fourth quarter volumes fell 2%.

MillerCoors, the joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing, registered 2.4% fall in 2011 sales to retailers (STRs) in the US and fourth quarter STRs were down 1.6% in the same market.

In Africa, 2011 lager volumes increased 13% and fourth quarter volume were up 14%.

SABMiller’s lager volumes in the Asia Pacific region increased 4% in 2011 and 1% in the fourth quarter.

The company’s 2011 lager volumes went up 9% on a reported basis in China and 3% in India.

SABMiller’s major global brands include Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch.