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Beer Industry - Statistics & Facts

Like in most of the world, beer has been an integral part of American culture since the beginning. Even prohibition was not able to fully stop the sale of beer, only pushing it underground. In 2019, the United States was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with a production volume of about 211 million hectoliters, following only China. Chile was the greatest recipient of American beer exports.

Retail sales

In terms of domestic sales, about 65.43 billion U.S. dollars were registered in off-premise retail sales and 51.2 billion dollars in on-premise sales in 2019. One of the most important off-premise distribution channels for beer are convenience stores. Grocery stores were the second most important distribution channel.

Consumption

In 2019, about 41.5 percent of the U.S. beer consumption was attributable to light beer. This result corresponds to the sales of the leading domestic beer brands the next year: Bud Light was the top ranked American beer brand, based on sales of about two billion U.S. dollars. That equaled a market share of about 18.4 percent among domestic beer brands.

Craft beer

Although light beer is America's favorite, craft beer holds an increasingly larger spot in consumer refrigerators. In 2019, 12.2 percent of beer consumption came from craft beer and up until the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, craft beer sales had risen every year.

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Beer Industry - Statistics & Facts

Like in most of the world, beer has been an integral part of American culture since the beginning. Even prohibition was not able to fully stop the sale of beer, only pushing it underground. In 2019, the United States was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with a production volume of about 211 million hectoliters, following only China. Chile was the greatest recipient of American beer exports.

Retail sales

In terms of domestic sales, about 65.43 billion U.S. dollars were registered in off-premise retail sales and 51.2 billion dollars in on-premise sales in 2019. One of the most important off-premise distribution channels for beer are convenience stores. Grocery stores were the second most important distribution channel.

Consumption

In 2019, about 41.5 percent of the U.S. beer consumption was attributable to light beer. This result corresponds to the sales of the leading domestic beer brands the next year: Bud Light was the top ranked American beer brand, based on sales of about two billion U.S. dollars. That equaled a market share of about 18.4 percent among domestic beer brands.

Craft beer

Although light beer is America's favorite, craft beer holds an increasingly larger spot in consumer refrigerators. In 2019, 12.2 percent of beer consumption came from craft beer and up until the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, craft beer sales had risen every year.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 33 most important statistics relating to "Beer Industry".

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