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Beer industry in the UK - statistics & facts

It appears that the beer industry in the United Kingdom is at a saturation point when it comes to new breweries. With a turnover close to nine billion British pounds, the number of breweries increased for several years. The main reason for this increase was the growing number of small and microbreweries producing craft beers.

Key figures from the industry

There are multiple ways to measure an industry's performance. One is to look at sales from the manufacture of beer in the UK, which came to 3.4 billion British pounds. The turnover mentioned above was generated with close to 28 thousand barrels of beer sold. Due to lockdowns and a sharp drop in demand production of beer in the UK dropped substantially in 2020.

Trade

In terms of trade, UK beer imports totaled 510 million GBP in 2020, a small increase compared to 2019. Ireland was the single biggest trade partner in terms of beer imports. The pandemic coupled with Brexit took their toll on UK beer exports, totaling just 401 million GBP, the lowest level in over a decade. Europe was the largest trading partner for beer exports in 2020.

Beer drinking

Adding imported beer cleared for consumption to the amount of UK produced beer totaled 41 million hectoliters approved for consumption in 2020, a steep decline compared to 2019. On an individual level, 73 liters of beer were consumed per capita on average. The most popular type of beer in the UK was lager, followed by India pale ale. Budweiser was the brand with the largest number of drinkers in Britain, followed by Stella Artois. In terms of sales, Carling lead lagers and Sharp's Doom Bar led cask ales.

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Beer industry in the UK - statistics & facts

It appears that the beer industry in the United Kingdom is at a saturation point when it comes to new breweries. With a turnover close to nine billion British pounds, the number of breweries increased for several years. The main reason for this increase was the growing number of small and microbreweries producing craft beers.

Key figures from the industry

There are multiple ways to measure an industry's performance. One is to look at sales from the manufacture of beer in the UK, which came to 3.4 billion British pounds. The turnover mentioned above was generated with close to 28 thousand barrels of beer sold. Due to lockdowns and a sharp drop in demand production of beer in the UK dropped substantially in 2020.

Trade

In terms of trade, UK beer imports totaled 510 million GBP in 2020, a small increase compared to 2019. Ireland was the single biggest trade partner in terms of beer imports. The pandemic coupled with Brexit took their toll on UK beer exports, totaling just 401 million GBP, the lowest level in over a decade. Europe was the largest trading partner for beer exports in 2020.

Beer drinking

Adding imported beer cleared for consumption to the amount of UK produced beer totaled 41 million hectoliters approved for consumption in 2020, a steep decline compared to 2019. On an individual level, 73 liters of beer were consumed per capita on average. The most popular type of beer in the UK was lager, followed by India pale ale. Budweiser was the brand with the largest number of drinkers in Britain, followed by Stella Artois. In terms of sales, Carling lead lagers and Sharp's Doom Bar led cask ales.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Beer industry in the UK".

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