Beer is a widely consumed alcoholic beverage throughout the world and global production figures have shown an increasing trend during the last decade, before stabilizing at around 1.91 billion hectoliters in 2019. That year, the United States was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with an amount of nearly 211 million hectoliters, second only to China. In 2020, well-known beers like Budweiser, Heineken and Stella Artois featured among the top three leading beer brands worldwide in terms of brand value.
The global wine market was led by Italy, Spain and France regarding the total amount produced. The U.S. was ranked as the fourth largest production country with a production volume amounting to 24.3 million hectoliters in 2019. The country was also listed among the largest global wine exporters in that year. On the consumption side, the United States topped the global list of wine-consuming countries,
Over the past few years, spirits market sales made up over a third of total alcohol sales in the United States. Based on generated sales, Diageo-owned Smirnoff was the best-selling vodka brand worldwide with a sales volume of 25.6 million 9 liter cases in 2019. In terms of the calculated brand value, the Baijiu brand Moutai took the global lead in 2020.