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Leading 10 European countries in beer production 2019

In 2019, Germany was the leading producer of beer in Europe. German production amounted to almost 91.6 million hectoliters and was over twice the volume of production in the United Kingdom. Russian production was the second largest in Europe with 77.4 million hectoliters.

Beer production in the Americas

Production across the Atlantic outpaced German production and U.S. breweries produced 179.72 million barrels in 2019 (each holding 1.17 hectoliters). Brazil and Mexico are the second and third largest producers of beer in the Americas. Both countries production in 2019 outpaced German production with 144.8 million hectoliters and 124.2 million hectoliters respectively.

Beer production worldwide

Chinese production numbers, however, dwarfed all other countries production numbers. In 2019, Chinese breweries produced over 376.5 million hectoliters of beer. Chinese production was so significant, that production in Asia was larger than that in the Americas or in Europe. The only producer in Africa with an output over 20 million hectoliters was South Africa.

Leading 10 countries in beer production of Europe in 2019

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September 2020



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