This statistic shows the beer market share of Anheuser-Busch InBev by country in 2012. In that year, AB InBev held a market share of almost 50 percent in the United States.
Beer is a widely consumed alcoholic beverage and even listed as a national drink in some countries. Beer is obtained by alcoholic fermentation and includes according to the German ‘Reinheitsgebot’ (German Beer Purity Law) water, barley malt, hops and yeast. Further ingredients may be fruit, herbs or spices. Beer varieties range from less than 3 percent alcohol by volume to about 14 percent alcohol by volume. Most beer types have an alcohol content between 4 and 6 percent. The overall beer production process is called brewing.
The global beer market is characterized by leading brewing groups such as Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), SAB Miller, Heineken and Carlsberg. AB InBev is a multinational company, operating in 23 different countries through six geographic regions. Its headquarters is located in Leuven, Belgium, where the brewery roots can be traced back to 1366. About 150,000 people are employed by the company.
AB InBev manages a portfolio of over 200 beer brands and has leading market positions in many famous world’s beer markets. Their performance is outstanding in the beer markets of Argentina, Brazil and Belgium, the United States and Canada, where they hold the top market position. In all markets listed, the company captured market shares over 40 percent in 2012. According to the company, they focus on signature brands including Budweiser, Corona, Beck’s or Stella Artois, in which they see the greatest growth potential. In total, AB InBev generated revenue of about 40 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2012.