ABInBev, the Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer, saw UK volumes of its products fall 9.8% in Q3.

The company put the fall down to the comparison with the “exceptionally good weather of 2013” and to operators being left with surplus stock after a disappointing World Cup for England. It said volumes across the first nine months of this year were up 1.3%.

Globally ABInBev saw volumes fall by 2.6% in Q3 but reported EBITDA growth of 1.3%.The biggest fall was in its own beer brands, which declined 2.7% (with Europe accounting for 40% of the decline, driven by Russia and Ukraine) while non-beer volumes fell 0.9%. Across the nine-month period total volumes grew 0.8%.

The company reported revenue growth of 2.3% in Q3 and by 5.3% across nine months.

On the UK performance, Inge Plochaet, president of AB InBev UK, said: “We are pleased with the performance of AB InBev UK’s beer and cider brands in the first nine months in 2014. Volumes grew by 1.3% in 9M14 with market share slightly up. This was driven by excellent growth in Budweiser in both the on and off trade and a very strong performance in Stella Artois in the on trade and retail. Whilst own product volumes were down 9.8% in 3Q14, this was driven by the exceptionally good weather in July 2013 which led to significant volume increase in last year’s third quarter results, as well as customers having high stock holdings following the World Cup.”