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Global beer Industry - Statistics & Facts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. Beer is made from the fermentation of sugars in cereal grains and the oldest known brewing recipe dates back to a nearly four thousand year-old Sumerian poem.

The market landscape

Today's global beer market continues to see yearly increases in revenue although the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has had a tremendous affect on on-premise beer sales. That being said, on-premise growth is expected to pick up for the next few years as consumers make up for lost time during lockdown. China is where a lot of that revelry is likely to take place as the country was the leader in global beer consumption in 2019.

Leading countries in the beer market

In terms of beer production, China was at the top here as well, producing over 376 million hectoliters of beer in 2019, nearly double that produced by the United States. When it comes to trade, Mexico reaped the largest profit from beer exports, shipping over 4.2 billion U.S. dollars worth in 2020. The United States was the world's biggest buyer, importing beer valued at nearly six billion dollars.

Key industry players

The leading companies in the global beer market are giants such as AB Inbev, Heineken Holding, Kirin Holdings, and Asahi Group Holdings. AB InBev topped the ranking with sales amounting to about 52.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. The company's iconic beer brand Budweiser had a global brand value amounting to about 14.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Heineken and Stella Artois rounded off the most valuable beer brands in that year.

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Global beer Industry - Statistics & Facts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. Beer is made from the fermentation of sugars in cereal grains and the oldest known brewing recipe dates back to a nearly four thousand year-old Sumerian poem.

The market landscape

Today's global beer market continues to see yearly increases in revenue although the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has had a tremendous affect on on-premise beer sales. That being said, on-premise growth is expected to pick up for the next few years as consumers make up for lost time during lockdown. China is where a lot of that revelry is likely to take place as the country was the leader in global beer consumption in 2019.

Leading countries in the beer market

In terms of beer production, China was at the top here as well, producing over 376 million hectoliters of beer in 2019, nearly double that produced by the United States. When it comes to trade, Mexico reaped the largest profit from beer exports, shipping over 4.2 billion U.S. dollars worth in 2020. The United States was the world's biggest buyer, importing beer valued at nearly six billion dollars.

Key industry players

The leading companies in the global beer market are giants such as AB Inbev, Heineken Holding, Kirin Holdings, and Asahi Group Holdings. AB InBev topped the ranking with sales amounting to about 52.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. The company's iconic beer brand Budweiser had a global brand value amounting to about 14.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Heineken and Stella Artois rounded off the most valuable beer brands in that year.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 23 most important statistics relating to "Global Beer Industry".

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