Consumption of beer in Germany from 1960 to 2018

This statistic shows the annual beer consumption in Germany in selected years from 1960 to 2018. In 2018, beer consumption amounted to roughly 84.6 million hectoliters, a decrease compared to the previous year at 83.6 million hectoliters. Overall, beer consumption has been increasing during the surveyed time period, growing from 52.6 million in 1960 to 84.6 million hectoliters in 2018. The peak in beer consumption was recorded in 1991 at roughly 113.9 million hectoliters.

Consumption of beer in Germany from 1960 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

1960 to 2018

Special properties

Incl. non-alcoholic varieties

Supplementary notes

* Until 1990, the former Republic of Germany; from 1991 incl. the new states.
As of 1993: new calculation method.
Figures for the years prior to 2010 based on earlier publications by the source.

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