European Beer Statistics
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Introduction
This page contains various European brewing industry statistics which may be of interest to the beer enthusiast. The sources from which the information has been assembled are listed at the end of each table.

I have deliberately gone no further back into history than the 1970's. As I intend to add new figures annually, the tables would become too unwieldy. If you're lucky, I will eventually add a separate page of historical beer statistics.

I have a dedicated pages with more detailed statistics on the German brewing industry, Czech brewing industry, Danish brewing industry and UK brewing industry.
Index
Beer production
Beer consumption
Breweries by country
Beer exports by country
Beer imports by country
Sales by packaging
Draught beer %age
Home beer consumption %age
Beer production by strength
Beer tax by country
World's largest breweries Largest European breweries


European Beer Statistics
Beer production by country

The following table gives the beer production figures for Europe.

Beer Production (1000 hl)
  1976 1980 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Albania - - 100 - 237# 228# 187# - - - - - 110 - 120 - 46 46 160 390c -
Armenia - - 452# 495# 517# 567# 513# - - - - - 37 - 52 - 400 500 550* 73c -
Austria - 7,606a 8,948
9,017#
8,638# 8,938# 9,174# 9,799# - 10,014 9,823 10,114 9,662a 9,547a 9,366a 8,830a 8,869a 8,750a 8,588a 8,731 8,891c -
Azerbaijan - - 3,462# 3,401# 4,000# 4,928# 5,876# - - - - - 8 - 15 - 60 300 340* - -
Belgium 14,000 14,291a 13,715# 13,988# 13,792# 13,164# 14,141# 13,799 14,259 14,182 14,742 14,528a 14,232a 14,014a 14,105a 14,575a 14,734a 15,039a 15,696b 15,650b 17,409f
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Belorussia - - 2,746# 3,044# 3,093# 3,222# 3,283# - - - - - 1,400 - 1,214 - 2,370 2,252 2,026 2,000c -
Bosnia-Herzegovina - - - - - - - - - - - - 480 - 850 - 1,100 1,100 1,400 1,458c -
Bulgaria - - 9,000
6,023#
6,212# 6,332# 6,720# 6,507# - - - - - 4,268 - 3,832 - 4,115 4,325 3,939 4,693c -
Croatia - - 2,553# 2,575# 2,496# 2,279# 2,800# - - - - - 3,292 - 3,831 - 3,857 3,872 3,728 3,774c -
Cyprus - - 257# 271# 296# 318# 342# - - - - - 320 - 350 - 450 400 390 440c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Czech Republic - - 17,626# 17,476# 17,928# 18,854# 18,936# - 17,414 - - 18,242 - 18,292 - - 17,916 17,881 18,178 18,548d 18,753d
(Czechoslovakia) 22,100 23,000 22,789# 22,228# 22,670# 23,333# 21,966# - - n/a n/a - n/a n/a n/a - - - - - -
Denmark 8,400 8,169a 7,500 8,754# 9,160# 9,217# 8,922 9,672 9,775 9,435 9,410 10,058a 9,591a 9,181a 8,075a 8,024a 7,460a 7,233a 8,534 8,351c -
Estonia - - 85# 85# 88# 89# 77# - - - - - 452 - 621 - 958 943 951 970c -
Finland - 2,823a 3,238# 3,509# 3,752# 3,947# 4,255
4,151#
4,408 4,576 4,447 4,538 4,726a 4,669a 4,804a 4,697a 4,700a 4,600a 4,586a 4,136 4,564c -
France 21,700 21,684a 20,655 - - - 21,398 20,991 21,296 20,803 20,445 20,634a 20,441a 19,483a 19,807a 19,866a 18,926a 18,866a 18,117 18,100c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia - - - - - - - - - - - - 200 - 495 - - - 550* 500c -
Germany - - - - - - 104,281 117,993 120,158 115,400 118,600 116,900a 114,200a 114,800a 111,700a 112,800a 110,429a 108,500a 108,336 106,304c -
(West)
92,700 92,342a 94,100
88,476#
86,962# 87,044# 87,761# 99,150# - n/a n/a n/a - n/a n/a n/a - - - - - -
(East)
19,300 - 24,300* - - - - - n/a n/a n/a - n/a n/a n/a - - - - - -
Greece - - 3,103# 3,461# 4,524# 3,869# 3,961# - 3,900 3,900 4,250 4,005a 3,945a 3,945a 4,022a 4,359a 4,405a 4,458a 4,550 4,400c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1976 1980 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  
Hungary - - 9,222
8,963#
9,045# 9,425# 9,722# 9,918# - - - - - 7,259 - 6,979 - 7,300 7,106 7,398 7,500c -
Iceland - - 38
3#
4# 5# 44# 35# - - - - - 54 - 84 - 106 113 121 120c -
Ireland - 6,000a 5,456
4,479#
4,360# 4,624# 5,094# 5,236# - 6,680 6,910 7,186 7,402a 7.764a 8,152a 8,478a 8,648a 8,710a 8,712a 9,157 8,023c -
Italy 8,000 8,569a 11,372# 11,503# 11,589# 10,615# 11,.248# 10,.699 10,923 11,715 12,098 11,990a 11,117a 11,455a 12,193a 12,179a 12,575a 12,782a 12,592 13,672c -
Kazakstan - - 2,423# 2,736# 2,925# 2,936# 2,980# - - - - - 250 - 850 - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Latvia - - 734# 755# 814# 856# 874# - - - - - 646 - 662 - 854 886 1,337 1,453c -
Lithuania - - 1,221# 1,364# 1,469# 1,603# 1,502# - - - - - 1,125 - 1,464 - 2,146 2,530 2,587 2,466c -
Luxembourg - 729a 732# 662# 635# 618# 600# - 569 558 531 518a 484a 481a 469a 450a 438a 397a 386 375c -
Macedonia - - 750# 761# 730# 691# 958# - - - - - 622 - 578 - 660 628 657 680c -
Malta - - 135 - - - - - - - - - 156 - 131 - 91 130 150 78c -
Moldavia - - 515# 578# 646# 711# 762# - - - - - - - - - 220 380 460 566c -
The Netherlands 11,600 15,684a 17,990# 17,550# 17,437# 18,908# 20,055# - 20,659 20,431 22,175 23,118a 23,494a 24,701a 23,988a 24,502a 25,072a 25,232a 24,808 25,124c -
Norway - 2,001a 2,135 2,198# 2,238# 2,229# 2,281# - 2,186 2,146 2,202 2,256a 2,274a 2,299a 2,169a 2,222a 2,223a 2,223a 2,221 2,180c -
Poland 12,400 - 11,307# 11,897# 12,238# 12,082# 11,294# - - - - - 16,528 - 20,216 - 24,000 24,410 26,000 27,300c -
Portugal - 3,557a 3,945
4,128#
4,977# 5,619# 6,874# 6,919# - 6,874 6,568 6,637 6,928a 6,713a 6,623a 6,784a 6,760a 6,881a 6,554a 7,129 7,350c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1976 1980 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  
Roumania - - 10,603# 10,364# 10,655# 11,513# 10,527# - - - - - 8,235 - 10,250 - 12,097 12,105 11,474 12,514c -
Russian Federation - - 26,000# 25,700# 28,800# 31,600# 33,600# - - - - - 20,100 24,500 32,530 - 54,900 63,000 70,200 73,200c -
(Soviet Union) 54,000 - 55,000
48,907#
50,711# 55,811# 60,182# 62,507# - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Slovakia - - 5,164# 4,752# 4,743# 4,538# 4,607# - - 3,986 4,536 - 4,700 - 4,485 - 4,520 4,574 4,850 4,676c -
Slovenia - - 2,184# - 2,061# 2,023# 2,456# - - - - - 2,150 - 2,100 - 2,500 2,360 2,536 2,200c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spain 15,400 20,027a 24,126
23,510#
24,788# 26,141# 27,546# 27,940# 26,447 26,082 24,278 25,024 25,313a 24,716a 24,773a 24,991a 25,852a 26,414a 27,742a 27,860 30,671c -
Sweden - 3,759a 4,100
3,979#
4,106# 4,391# 4,722# 4,711# - 4,973 5,140 5,430 5,309a 4,805a 4,858a 4,568a 4,673a 4,495a 4,449a 4,998 3,979c -
Switzerland - 4,127a 4,112
4,087#!
4,045#! 4,049#! 4,121#! 4,227
4,143#!
4,239 4,128 3,907 3,891 3,763a 3,627a 3,563a 3,586a 3,599a 3,631a 3,552a 3,493 3,645c -
Turkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7,131 - 6,903 6,967 7,360 7.840c -
Ukraine - - 10,926# 11,850# 12,951# 13,749# 13,778# - - - - - 5,500 - 6,830 - 10,270 13,100 14,900 16,645c -
United Kingdom 63,000 64,830a 59,439# 59,895# 60,156# 54,950# 61,783 59,552 57,617 54,881 58,333 56,800a 58,072a 59,139a 56,652a 57,854a 55,279a 56,802a 56,672 58,014c -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Uzbekistan - - - - - - - - - - - - 600 - 420 - - - - - -
Yugoslavia 9,400 - 10,500
11,643#
12,054# 11,970# 4,991# 6,105# - - - - - 5,987 - 6,388 - 5,750 5,300 4,814 4,935c -
Former Soviet republics: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Moldavia, Kirgistan, Turkmenistan,Tadzikstan - - - - - - - - - - 500 - 250 - - - - 250 300* 300c -
Turkmenistan - - 3# 3# 270# 322# 442# - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tadzikstan - - 152# 148# 233# 267# 317# - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total: - - 437,659 - - - - - - - - - 430,320 - 446,099 469,365 477,859 489,710 504,861 514,612c -
Total EU:   177,728a                   317,891a 313,790a 316,776a 309,359a 314,111a 309,168a 309,900a   343,749d -
World - -             - - - -   1,295,749 1,301,485 1,365,438 1,390,707 1,421,430 1,444,285 1,478,455c -
* estimated

Sources:
(years 1997 - 2002) Brauwelt Brevier
@ - Brauwelt 3/2004, page 86
# - United Nations Statistics Department
#! - United Nations Statistics Department sales not production
a The Brewers of Europe (2003)
b Het Brouwersblad June 2004. p.6
c Brauwelt Brevier 2005, p.65, 66
d Deutscher Brauer-Bund, Bonn
e Ceský svaz pivovarù a sladoven
f Het Brouwersblad June 2005. p.7


European Beer Statistics
Beer consumption by country

The following table gives the beer consumption per head per annum in litres.

Beer consumption per head per annum (litres)
  1976 1980 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
1 The Czech Republic n/a - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - - 163 160 160 160 161.8 - 159 158& - 160@  
(Czechoslovakia)
142 - 147.8 140.1 130.8 133.4 130 130 - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a -  
(Slovakia)
n/a - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - 96 - - - - - 93# -  
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
2 Germany n/a - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - 138 139 137.7 131.7 131.2 127.4 127.5 125.5 123.1 - 117.7e  
(West)
147 145.9b 148.6 144.4 145.4 156.4 144.2 144 143 - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a -  
(East)
118 - 146.7 142.2 141.6 142.1 143 143 - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a -  
3 Denmark 128 130.7b 133.9 129.7 121.2 125.7 125 125 127 - 126 126 124.4 117.6 116.7 107.7 104.6 102 99& - 96.2e  
4 Austria 104 101.9b 109.4 107.7 111.6 118.5 118.3 118 - - 118 117 115.6 116 113.2 108.1 108.9 108 106.9 - 110.6e  

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
5 Ireland 126 121.7b 108 108.4 77 77.3 94 94 90 - 112.6 112.6 112.7 118 123.7 124.2 126 125 125& - 118e  
6 Belgium 143 131b 128 126.3 121 119.8 122 119 115 121d 108 106 106 102 101 98 100d 99d 98& 96d 96d 93g
7 United Kingdom 117 - 110.5 110.1 108.9 108.2 110.5 111 110 - 100 103.3 104d 101.9 103.6 99.4 99 95 97& 98.6a 99.5a  
8 Luxembourg 129 115.8b 121.8 120.7 120 172# 106 117 118 - 104 104.2 99.4
118b
114 119 111 109 108.2b 101& - 106.6e  
9 Australia 142 - 117.8 114.5 115.5 111.3 111 113 - - 96 - - 95.3 94.7 94.5 - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
10= United States 82 - 92 90.7 90.3 90.8 90.1 89 - - 86 - - - - 82 - 82 81& - -  
10= Netherlands 73 86.4b 87.5 83.4 84.5 86 84.3 83 88 - 85 85 86 85.1 86.4 84.3 84.4 82.8b- 83& - 78.8c  
12 Finland 55 56.6b 54.6 56.6 61.7 65.4 68.1 74 - - 86 82.9 80.2 79.5 81.1 79.1 79.9 78.4b 80& - 80.2e  
13 Venezuela 50 - 71.1 70.2 59.5 60.7 72.4 75 - - 77 - - - - - - - - - -  
14 Canada 86 - 83.5 82.7 81.6 81.1 - 83 - - 71 - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
15 Sweden 60 47.4b - - - 47# - - - - 64 67.3 64.5 59 61.7 57.3 59.3 58.4b 55& - 55.4e  
16 Spain - 53.7b 58.4 59 61 62 67 69 71 - 67 66.2 66.5 66.1 66.8 66.4 68.8 72 75& - 78.3e  
17 Portugal - 35b - - - 38# - - - - 64 62.3 64.2 61.9 63.6 65.3 64.3 64.6b 61& - -  
18 Japan - - - - - 40# - - - - 56 - - - - 50 - - - - -  
19 South Africa - - - - - 43# - - - - 55 - - - - 58.1 - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
20 Norway - 48.1b - - - 49# - - - - 50 50.5 52.5 52.6 52.9 49.7 52 52 51 52 50.6e  
21 Mexico - - - - - 36# - - - - 47 - - - - 49 - - - - -  
22 Columbia - - - - - - - - - - 41 - - - - - - - - - -  
23 France - 44.3b - - - 38# - - - - 39 39.3 39.1 39.6 37 38.6 38.7 36.2b 36& - 35.5e  
24 Korea (South) - - - - - 19# - - - - 34 - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
25 Hong Kong - - - - - 23# - - - - 28 - - - - - - - - - -  
26 Italy - 16.7b - - - 18# - - - - 25.1 26.2 25.4 24 25.4 26.9 27.1 28 29& - 30.1e  
27 Taiwan - - - - - 18# - - - - 23 - - - - - - - - - -  
28 China - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - 15.8 - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
New Zealand 133 - 114 116.9 115.2 120.8 122 115 - - - - - - - 84,7 - - - - -  
Switzerland 71 69.5b 70.3 68.6 69.2 69.4 69.3 69 - - 65.5 64.8 64.5 60.6 59.5 59.9 58.8 58.3b 57& - 58.7e  
Bulgaria 52 - 61.2 60 63.3 64.3 66 66 - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- 1976 1980 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  
Greece - - - - - 30# - - - - 42 42 40 39 39 42 42 40b 39& - 39e  
Gabon - - - - - 94# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Hungary - - 88.8 87.1 92.4 99.4 100.2 101 - - - - - - - - 70 73 - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Seychelles - - - - - 63# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Cameroon - - - - - 51# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Roumania - - - - - 50# - - - - - - - 35 - - - - - - -  
Yugoslavia - - - - - 46# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Argentina - - - - - - - - - - 18 - - 33 - - - - - - -  
Brazil - - - - - 33# - - - - - - - - - 46.3 - - - - -  
Peru - - - - - 29# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Poland - - - - - 29# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70e  
Latvia - - - - - - - - - - 31 - - 27 - - - - - - -  
Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32 - - - - - - 75.5e  
Estonia - - - - - - - - - - - - - 34 - - - - - - -  
Malta - - - - - 29# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Soviet Union - - - - - 22#* - - - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - - -  
Russia n/a - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - 20 - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Iceland - - - - - 18# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Zimbabwe - - - - - 15# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Philippines - - - - - 15# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Singapore - - - - - 15# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Israel - - - - - 10# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Malaysia - - - - - - - 6 - - - - 9 - - - - - - - -  
Albania - - - - - 4#* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
EU - - - - - - - - - - - - 80.6b 78.9b 79.2b 77.8b 78.3b 76.5b 76.6b - -  
World - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.2 21.9 22.8 23 23.2   23.6f  
Europe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70f  
Australia/Oceania - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   66f  
America - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 57f  
Asia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   10f  
Africa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7f  
* estimated figure.
Rankings are based on the 1995 figures.

Sources:
1976 - World Guide to Beer, Michael Jackson,
1983 - 1989 Bier in Belgie, Geert van Lierde,
1986 - # Larousse la bière,
1993 and 1994 - The Confederation of Belgian Brewers.
1995 - Economics Department, German Brewers' Association.
1997,1998 - Brauwelt Brevier 2000
2000 - Brauwelt 31-32/2002
2001 - & Bryggeriforeningen (Norway)
2002 - # Brauwelt 18/2004 page .513
2003 - @ Brauwelt 3/2004, page 86
a Brauwelt 22/2004, page 651
b The Brewers of Europe (2003)
c Centraal Brouwerij Kantoor
d Het Brouwersblad June 2004. p.6
e Deutscher Brauer-Bund, Bonn
f Brauwelt Brevier 2005, p.20
g Het Brouwersblad June 2005. p.7


Beer consumption by country (hl)
Beer consumption 1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Austria 7,651,000 - - 9,309,000 9,185,000 9,145,000 8,736,000 8,810,000 8,737,000 8,625,000 8,734,000 8,979,000 8,881,000
Belgium 12,945,000 11922000a 12037000a 10,513,000 10,284,000 10,243,000 10,011,000 10,203,000 10,064,000 10,060,000 9,901,000 9,935,000 9,703,000
Denmark 6,698,000 - - 6,505,000 6,363,000 6,165,000 5,707,000 5,562,000 5,452,000 5,282,000 5,202,000 5,181,000 4,862,000
Finland 2,738,000 - - 4,153,000 4,074,000 4,170,000 4,084,000 4,087,000 4,024,000 4,160,000 4,135,000 4,179,000 4,370,000
France 23,745,000 - - 22,690,000 23,133,000 21,655,000 22,663,000 22,833,000 21,420,000 21,331,000 20,629,000 21,168,000 20,200,000
Germany 89,820,000 - - 110,999,000 107,987,000 107,679,000 104,550,000 104,629,000 103,055,000 100,850,000 100,385,000 97,107,000 95,548,000
Greece - - 4,005,000 3,885,000 3,940,000 4,211,000 4,354,000 4,288,000 4,181,000 4,247,000 3,905,000  
Ireland 4,174,000 - - 4,932,000 5,196,000 5,406,000 5,592,000 5,699,000 5,595,000 5,625,000 5,536,000 5,315,000 5,206,000
Italy 9,539,000 - - 14,530,000 13,758,000 14,535,000 15,501,000 15,675,000 16,289,000 16,694,000 16,340,000 17,452,000 17,194,000
Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - 2,613,000 2,790,000
Luxembourg 417,000 - - 475,000 460,000 466,000 452,000 474,000 471,000 445,000 440,000 373,000  
Malta - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Netherlands 12,213,000 - - 13,265,000 13,276,000 13,475,000 13,225,000 13,309,000 13,129,000 12,922,000 11,985,000 12,771,000 12,687,000
Norway 1,961,000 - - 2,284,000 2,299,000 2,330,000 2,203,000 2,305,000 2,327,000 2,297,000 2,420,000 2,270,000 2,490,000
Poland - - - - - - - - - - - 27,260,430 -
Portugal 3,534,000 - - 6,416,000 6,136,000 6,318,000 6,494,000 6,475,000 6,456,000 6,276,000 5,948,000 6,007,800 6,266,000
Spain 20,065,000 - - 26,963,000 26,199,000 26,238,000 26,677,000 27,772,000 29,152,000 31,126,000 30,715,000 33,451,000 -
Sweden 3,935,000 - - 5,687,000 5,228,000 5,459,000 5,077,000 5,258,000 5,011,000 4,932,000 4,998,000 4,969,000 4,635,000
Switzerland 4,433,000 - - 4,431,000 4,305,000 4,249,000 4,277,000 4,212,000 4,195,000 4,141,000 4,127,000 4,334,000 4,262,000
Turkey - - - - - - - - - - - 8,030,000 -
UK 65,490,000 - - 59,129,000 59,894,000 61,114,000 58,835,000 58,917,000 57,007,000 58,234,000 59,384,000 60,302,000 59,195,000
Sources:
# The Brewers of Europe (2003)
a Het Brouwersblad June 2004. p.6, p.7

Notes:
1980 figure for West Germany only.


European Beer Statistics
number of breweries by country

The following table gives the number of breweries in various European countries.

Number of breweries per country
Country 1976 1980 1981 1985 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Austria - 59 - 55 - - - 60^ - - - 69@ 74 80^ 87 93 99! 106 115 - - 145*  
Belgium - 143b - - - - - 126b 126 - - - 115b 117# - - 112b 113b 117b 118b 115b 119c 124f
Czechoslovakia 96 - - - - - - - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a -  
Czech Republic 80 - - - - - 71*** - - 72* 74* 77* 80* 77* 73* 81* 71#
81*
81* 84* 84* 88* -  
Slovakia
16 16 16 16 16   16 - - 15 - 15 15 15 15 - - 12 - - 20* 19*  
Denmark
24? - - - -   - - - - - 15@ - - - - - - - - 25" 34" 50"
France
55? - - - 33   - - - - - 26@ - - - 80& 113& - - - 225" -  
Germany
n/a - n/a - n/a   n/a - 1356@ 1365@ 1319@ 1278@ 1243+ 1234+ 1269a 1285d 1281d 1279d 1298d 1287d 1275d 1274d  
(West)
1,626 - - - -   - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - - - -  
Greece
- - - - -   - - - - - 5@ - - - - 6 - - - - -  
Ireland
7* 7* 7* 9* 8*-   7* 7* 7* 7* 7* 7@ 9* 11* 12* 16* 17* 17* 18* 20* 20* 18*  
Italy
- - - - -   - - - - - 18@ - 18** - - 15 - - - - 168*  
Lithuania                       - - - - - - - - - 88d -  
Luxemburg
- - - - -   - - - - - 5@ 5 5 5 5 5 5 - 6* 7* -  
Netherlands
20 19e - 25e 24 23* 27* 30e 29* - 34* - 44e - - 52$ - - - - 65* 65*  
Norway
17? - - - - - - - - - - 14@ - - - - 16 - - - - - 26*
Portugal - - - - - - - - - - - 8@ - - - - 7 - - - - -  
Roumania - - - - - - - - - - - - - +-100# - - - - - - - -  
Spain - - - - - - - - - - - 25@ - - - - 22 - - - - -  
Sweden 25 - 17 - 10 - - - - - - 16@ - - - - 34 - - - 31" 28*  
Switzerland - - - - - - - - - - - 33@ - - - - - - - - 93" -  
Ukraine - - - - - - - - - - - - - 85# - - - - - - - -  
United Kingdom - - - 285" - - 252" 243" 246" 252" 265" 289" 327" 352" - - - 461" - - - 519*  
Sources:
+ Brauwelt Brevier 1998
** Brauwelt nr. 8/9 (1998)
*** Ceský svaz pivovarù a sladoven
# Brauwelt nr. 87(1998)
@ Die Deutsche Brauwirtschaft in Zahlen, 1994
^ Unser Bier, Conrad Seidl, 1991, 1995, 1996
a Brauwelt 10/11 (1998)
b Het Brouwersblad June 2004. p.6
c Zythos (thanks Casimir!)
& The Beers of France (1998 & 1999)
! Brauwelt nr. 6-7 February 2001
d Deutscher Brauer-Bund, Bonn
e Nederlands Etiketten Logboek, 1998
f Tim Webb's calculation
$ PINT homepage, 1998
"  my calculation
*  my calculation

Notes:
The figures for Denmark include 2 breweries on the Faroes.



European Beer Statistics
Beer exports by country


Worlds's largest beer exporting countries (1,000 hl)
Country 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Exports %age exported Exports %age exported Exports %age exported Exports %age exported Exports Production %age exported Exports Production %age exported Exports Production %age exported Exports Production %age exported
Austria 710@ 7.4%@ 508@ 5.8%@ 483@ 5.4%@ 481@ 5.5%@ 414@ - 4.8%@ - 8,731a 5.6%a 460b 8,891b 5.2%b - - -
Belgium 4,229@ 29.7%@ 4,825@ 34.2%@ 5,072@ 34.8%@ 5,474@ 37.2%@ 5,857* 15,039+ 38.9% - 15,696a 41.66%a 6,728b 15,650b 43%b 8,699d 17,409d 50%d
Czech Republic - - - - - - 1,589c 8.9% 1,855* 17,881+ 10.4% 2,034a 17,987a 11.31%a 2,130c 18,548c 11.5%c 2,638c 18,753c 14.1%c
Denmark 2,835@ 30%@ 2,379@ 29.5%@ 2,303@ 28.7%@ 2,837@ 38%@ 2,466* 7,233+ 34.1% 2,719# 7,786#
8,534a
35%
31.9%a
- - - - - -
Finland 294@ 6.3%@ 316@ 6.7%@ 286@ 6.1%@ 274@ 6%@ 275@ - 6%@ - 4,797a 5.7%a 239b 4,464b 5.4%b - - -
France 1,791@ 8.8%@ 2,448@ 12.4%@ 2,216@ 11.2%@ 2,388@ 12.6%@ 2,342* 18,866+ 12.4% - 18,117a 13%a 2,046b 18,132b 11.3%b - - -
Germany 8,999@ 7.9%@ 8,930@ 8%@ 9,464@ 8.4%@ 10,747@ 9.8%@ 10,797* 108,500+ 10% - 108,400a 10.2%a 12,095b 105,300b 11.5%b - - -
Greece 300@ 7.6%@ 300@ 7.5%@ 200@ 4.6%@ 310@ 7%@ 440@ - 10%@ - 4,443a 8.6%a 364b 4,080b 8.9%b - - -
Ireland 3,300@ 41.2%@ 3,445@ 40.6%@ 3,519@ 40.7%@ 2,142@ 24.6%@ 3,520*
2,442@
8,712+ 40.4%
28%@
- 8,113a 47.32%a - 8,315b - - - -
Italy 428@ 3.8%@ 373@ 3.1%@ 379@ 3.1%@ 428@ 3.4%@ 502* 12,571+ 4% - 12,592a 5.47a 884b 13,672b 6.5%b - - -
Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50b 2,538b 2%b - - -
Luxembourg 120@ 24.8%@ 128@ 29%@ 117@ 27%@ 155@ 35.4%@ - - - - 386a 21.76%a 79b 391b 20.2%b - - -
Norway 14@ 0.6%@ 11@ 0.5%@ 34@ 1.6%@ 22@ 1%@ 17@ - 0.8%@ - 2,300a 0.86%a 10b 2,197b 0.5%b - - -
Poland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1b 28,613b 0%b - - -
Portugal 721@ 10.7%@ 552@ 8.1% 494@ 7.3%@ 688@ 10%@ 775* 6,555+ 11.8% - 7,121a 18%a 1,397b 7,350b 19%b - - -
Slovenia - - - - - - - - 908* 2,360+ 38.5% - - - - - - - - -
Spain 358@ 1.4%@ 539@ 2.2%@ 619@ 2.4%@ 635@ 2.4%@ 626* 27,710+ 2.3% - 27,860a 2.7%a 845b 30,671b 2.8%b - - -
Sweden 49@ - 41@ - 58@ - 63@ - 34@ - - - 4,376a 0.87%a - 4,192b - - - -
Switzerland 30@ 0.8%@ 28@ 0.8%@ 20@ 0.6%@ 17@ 0.5%@ 22@ - 0.6%@ - 3,494a 0.6%a 26b 3,666b 0.7%b - - -
The Netherlands 11,118@ 46.9%@ 11,713@ 48.8%@ 12,188@ 49.7%@ 12,887@ 51.4%@ 13,095* 25,072+ 52.2% 12,913* 24,898* 51.9% 13,491* 25,123* 53.7% - - -
Turkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 420b 8,447b 5% - - -
UK 3,654@ 6.3%@ 3,851@ 6.8%@ 3,704@ 6.4%@ 3,647@ 6.6%@ 3,111* 56,802+ 5.5% - 56,672a 7.3%a 3,506b 58,014b 6%b - - -
EU 38,906@ 12.5%@ 40,346@ 13%@ 41,102@ 12%@ 43,156@ 13.4%@ 43,259@ - 14.3%@ - - - 45,727b 343,749b 13.3% - - -
Canada - - - - - - - - 4,381* 23,916+ 18.3% - - - - - - - - -
China - - - - - - - - 835* 227,000+ 0.4% - 235,853a 0.18%a - - - - - -
Mexico - - - - - - - - 11,383* 62,307+ 18.3% - - - - - - - - -
Singapore - - - - - - - - 554* 1,000+ 55.4% - - - - - - - - -
USA - - - - - - - - 1,873* 231,000+ 0.8% - 234,563a 2.18% - - - - - -
Sources:
*
Centraal Brouwerij Kantoor
+ Brauwelt Brevier 2003
# Bryggeriforeningen
@ The Brewers of Europe (2003)
a "Het Brouwersblad" June 2004. p.10
b Deutscher Brauer-Bund, Bonn
c Ceský svaz pivovarù a sladoven
d Het Brouwersblad June 2005. p.7

Notes:
EU figures exclude Sweden



Beer exports within the EU (1,000 hl) 2001
  Exporting Country
Consuming
Country
B DK D E F GR IRL I L NL A P SF S UK N CH
Austria 16 - 270 - - - - 4 - 23 - - - - 6 - 1
Belgium - - 140 3 275 35 - 6 96 115 1 2 - - 31 0 -
Denmark 6 - 26 - 1 125 - 0 - 11 - - 1 3 19 2 -
Finland 4 - 11 - - 4 - 0 - 8 - - - 1 10 0 -
France 2,399 - 843 64 - 12 7 28 18 431 1 31 1 - 472 - 5
Germany 575 - - 15 328 - 24 30 - 219 67 24 1 3 35 0 1
Greece 32 - 136 4 8 - - 50 - 156 1 - - - 9 - -
Ireland 14 - 47 2 16 - - 1 - 307 - - - - 280 - -
Italy 280 - 2,088 84 74 35 - - - 466 134 10 - - 285 0 15
Luxembourg 83 - * - - - - - - * - 25 - - 1 - -
Netherlands 1,517 - 748 20 155 158 218 1 - - - - - 3 28 0 -
Portugal 20 - 92 151 25 - - 15 - 47 - - - - 2 - -
Spain 70 - 1,019 - 96 3 15 32 1 507 0 76 - - 136 - -
Sweden 28 - 157 - 4 - - 1 - 39 7 - 150 - 75 11 -
UK 380 - 1,524 133 993 22 269 157 0.5 866 1 11 1 - - 1 -
Total EU 5,424 - 7,101 476 1,975 394 533 325 116 3,195 212 180 154 10 1,389 14 21
Norway - - - 1 - - - 0.1 - 22 - - - 13 9 - -
Switzerland 12 - - 7 165 - - 2 0.5 8 32 - 4 - 21 0 -
Total 5,436 2,466 9,734 484 2,140 394 533 327 117 3,225 244 180 158 23 1,419 14 22
Source:
The Brewers of Europe (2003)

Notes:
* included in the figures for Belgium



European Beer Statistics
Beer imports by country


Beer imports by country (1,000 hl) and %age of total comsumption
- 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003
Country 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl % 1,000 hl %
Austria 351@ 3.8%@ - - 357@ 4.1%@ 403@ 4.6%@ 425@ 4.9%@ 458* 5.3%@ - - 549b -   -
Belgium 585@ 5.7%@ - - 731@ 7.3%@ 703@ 6.9%@ 805@ 8%@ 877*
1,877@
19@ 743a - 1,023a - 993c 10.2c
Denmark 92@ 1.4%@ 94# - 79# 1.4%@ 111# 2%@ 83# 1.5%@ 90* 1.7%@ 135# - - -   -
Finland 73@ 1.8%@ - - 80@ 1.7%@ 67@ 1.6%@ 65@ 1.6%@ 78* 1.9%@ - - 223b -   -
France 4,483@ 21.9%@ - - 5,302@ 26.8%@ 5,183@ 26.1%@ 4,882@ 25.8%@ 4,807* 25.5%@ - - 5,082b -   -
Germany 3,015@ 2.8%@ - - 2,823@ 2.7%@ 3,054@ 2.9%@ 3,228@ 3.1%@ 3,384* 3.2%@ - - 2,738b -   -
Greece 240@ 6.2%@ - - 190@ 4.5%@ 195@ 4.5%@ 193@ 4.5%@ 167*
163@
4%@ - - 189b -   -
Ireland 513@ 9.8%@ - - 559@ 10%@ 570@ 10%@ 741@ - 645* 11.9%@ - - - -   -
Italy 3,069@ 22.3%@ - - 3,681@ 23.7%@ 3,875@ 25%@ 4,142@ 25.4%@ 4,414* 26.4%@ - - 4,664b -   -
Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 125b -   -
Luxembourg 120@ 25.6%@ - - 135@ 30%@ 151@ 32%@ 208@ 44.2%@ 167@ 37.6%@ - - 183b -   -
Netherlands 900@ 6.8%@ 940* - 950* 7.2%@ 995* 7.5%@ 945* 7.2%@ 785* 6.1%@ 900* - 1,138* -   -
Norway 39@ 1.7@ - - 45@ 2%@ 113@ 5%@ 126@ 5.7%@ 91@ 4.1%@ - - 14b -   -
Portugal 195@ 3.2%@ - - 290 4.5%@ 255@ 3.9%@ 250@ 4%@ 497*
310@
4.7%@ - - 67b -   -
Spain 1,841@ 7%@ - - 2,226@ 8.3%@ 2,539@ 9.1%@ 3,373@ 11.6%@ 4,007* 13%@ - - 3,626b -   -
Sweden 506@ 9.6%@ - - 534@ 10.5%@ 588@ 11.2%@ 600@ 12%@ 573* 11.6%@ - - - -   -
Switzerland 709@ 16.5%@ - - 719@ 16.8%@ 633@ 15%@ 581@ 13.8%@ 611@ 14.8%@ - - 668b -   -
Turkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3,115b -   -
UK 5,591@ 9.3%@ - - 5,902@ 10% 5,503@ 9.3%@ 5,448@ 9.6%@ 4,821*
4,995@
8.6%@ - - 6,464b -   -
Total EU 21,574@ 7.2%@ - - 23,839@ 8.1%@ 24,192@ 8%@ 22,170@ 7.4%@** 26,751@ 9.2%@ - - 26,412b -   -
Sources:
*
Centraal Brouwerij Kantoor
# Bryggeriforeningen
@ The Brewers of Europe (2003)
a "Het Brouwersblad" June 2004. p.11
b Deutscher Brauer-Bund, Bonn
c Het Brouwersblad June 2005. p.7

Notes:
** excluding Ireland


Beer imports to the USA (hectolitres)
2002 2003
Mexico 11,509,730 11,997,923
Netherlands 6,894,989 6,967,088
Canada 3,974,368 3,893,284
Germany 1,442,217 1,402,651
Ireland 711,608 958,829
United Kingdom 1,179,724 952,662
Belgium 162,817 225,310
Czech Republic 174,441 164,126
Jamaica 132,780 159,659
Dominican Republic 135,714 137,585
Poland 56,346 99,096
Italy 75,246 87,331
Source:
Het Brouwersblad June 2004. p.9


European Beer Statistics
Beer packaging by country

Package type by country (percentage)
  1998 2001
Country draught returnable bottle non-returnable bottle can draught returnable bottle non-returnable bottle can
Belgium 39.7%# 49.6%# 7.5%# 8.2%# 39%@ 46%@ 2%@ 13%@
Denmark 9.9% # 90.1% # 0% # 0% # 11%@ 89%@ 0%@ 0%@
Germany 19.9%# 59.9%# 4.7%# 15.4%# 19.5%@ 55.5%@ 5.1%@ 19.9%@
Finland 23.2% # 71.5% # 0% # 5.3% # 20.9%@ 73.5%@ - 5.6%@
France 23.5%# 12.3%# 55.7%# 8.5%# 23.5%@ 11.1%@ 55.7%@ 9.8%@
Greece 6% # 70% # 10% # 14% # 5%@ 73%@ 3%@ 19%@
UK 63.9%# 1.9%# 10.6%# 23.6%# 60.4%@ 1.2%@ 11.6%@ 26.8%@
Ireland 79.8% # 3.1% # 4.4% # 12.7% # 76.9%@ 4.7%@ 3%@ 15.4%@
Italy 16.4%# 12%# 62.6%# 9%# 16.8%@ 11.6%@ 63%@ 8.6%@
Luxemburg 53.1% # 31.8% # 11.7% # 3.4% # 55%@ 28.5% 10%@ 6.5%@
Netherlands 31.1%# 68.9%*# - - 31.9%@ 68.1%*@ - -
Norway 27.3% # 71.8% # 0% # 0.9% # 24.4%@ 42%@ 5%@ 33.5%@
Austria 31.6%# 53.9%# 2.2%# 12.3%# 31.5%@ 50.4%@ 2.3%@ 15.8%@
Portugal 27.8% # 54.7% # 13.1% # 4.4% # 24.8%@ 52.1%@ 19.3%@ 3.8%@
Sweden 12.5%# 26.7%# 0.5%# 60.3%# 12.5%@ 22.6%@ 1%@ 63.9%@
Switzerland 32.6% # 37.5% # 24.6% # 5.3% # 33.1%@ 33.5%@ 24.5%@ 8.9%@
Spain 33.1%# 30.6%# 23.3%# 13%# 32.3%@ 27.7%@ 22.6%@ 17.4%@
* Includes non-returnable bottles and cans.

Sources:
# Brauwelt Brevier 2000, Brauwelt 31-32/2002
@ The Brewers of Europe (2003)




European Beer Statistics
Percentage of beer sold on draught by country

Draught beer percentage by country
Country 1994 1998 1999 2001
Austria 32% 31.6% 31.7% 32.2%
Belgium 40% 39.7% 39.5% -
Czech Republic - - 44% -
Denmark - 9.9% 10.5% -
Finland - 23.2% 22.2% -
France - 23.5% 23.5% -
Germany 22% 19.9% 19% -
Greece - 6% 4.4% -
Ireland - 79.8% 78% -
Italy - 16.4% 16.7% -
Luxemburg 40% 53.1% 54% -
Netherlands - 31.1% 31% -
Norway - 27.3% 26% -
Portugal - 27.8% 28.8% -
Spain 37% 33.1% 33% -
Sweden - 12.5% 12.6 -
Switzerland - 32.6% 33.8% -
UK 67% 63.9% 62.4% -
Sources:
1994: Collins Gem Beer, Ronald Atkins, 1997
1999: Brauwelt nr. 6-7 February 2001



European Beer Statistics
Percentage of beer consumed at home

Beer consumed at home (%)
Country 1980 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004
Austria 45% 63% 63% 64% 65% 65% 66% 65%  
Belgium - 36% 37% 38% 39% 39% 41% 42% 45%a
Czech Republic - - - - - - - -  
Denmark 77% 75% 75% 71% 74% 73% 75% 75%  
Finland 65% 69% 70% 71% 72% 73% 72% 73%  
France - - - - - - - -  
Germany 60%* 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%  
Greece - 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35%  
Ireland 6% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 12%  
Italy 49% 58% 59% 60% 60% 60% 59% 58%  
Luxembourg - - - 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%  
Netherlands 60% 63% 63% 63% 63% 63% 63% 63%  
Norway 80% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%  
Portugal 24% 35% 35% 40% 38% 37% 37% 31.2%  
Spain 20% 32% 32% 32% 32% 32% 32% 32%  
Sweden 85% 79% 80% 80% 79% 79% 79% 79%  
Switzerland 39% 49% 51% 52% 52% 52% 52%** 52%**  
UK 12% 27% 27% 28% 29% 32% 33% 35%  
Sources:
1980, 1995-2001 The Brewers of Europe (2003)
a "Het Brouwersblad" June 2005, p.8

Notes:
* West Germany only
** estimated



European Beer Statistics
Beer production by strength

Beer production by strength
  2001
  < 11º Plato > 11º Plato average gravity
Country 1000 hl % 1000 hl % º Plato
Austria 675 7.9% 7,913 92.1% 11.5º
Belgium 496 3.3% 14,543 96.7% -
Czech Republic   -   - -
Denmark 5,050 69.8% 2,183 30.2% 11º
Finland 3,801 81.5% 863 18.5% -
France 1,527 8% 17,339 92% 12.5º
Germany 5,797 5.4% 101.981 94.6% 11º
Greece   - 4,458 100% 11.4º
Ireland 8,102 93% 610 7% -
Italy 217 1.7% 12,565 98.3% 11.2º
Luxemburg   - 397 100% -
Netherlands 270 2.2% 11,867 97.8% -
Norway 2,210 99.6% 13 0.4% 10.5º
Portugal 479 7.3% 6,055 92.7% 11.8º
Spain 5,180 18.7% 22,522 81.3% 12º
Sweden 2,519 56.6% 1,930 43.4% 4.1% ABV
Switzerland 54 1.5% 3,498 98.5% 11.5º
UK 38,625* 68%* 18,177* 32%* 4.15% ABV
Sources:
@ The Brewers of Europe (2003)


European Beer Statistics
Beer tax by country

Tax per hectolitre on beer of 5% alc.vol. or 12º Plato
1998 2001 2003
Country tax in euros VAT %age tax in euros VAT %age tax in euros VAT %age
Finland 142.95@ 22%@ 143.00# - 142.95* 22%*
Ireland 99.35@ 21%@ 99.36# - 99.35* 21%*
UK 81.15@ 17.5%@ 95.64# - 95.50* 17.5%*
Sweden 77.45@ 25%@ 81.00# - 81.20* 25%*
Denmark 46.41@ 25%@ 46.48# - 46.43* 25%*
The Netherlands 21.28@ 17.5%@ - - 25.11* 19%*
Austria 17.40@ 20%@ 25.03# - 25.08* 20%*
Belgium 20.53@ 21%@ 20.53# - 20.53* 21%*
Italy 16.80@ 20%@ 16.80# - 16.80* 20%*
Portugal 14.07@ 17%@ 14.85# - 14.45* 19%*
Greece 14.52@ 18%@ 14.06# - 14,04* 18%*
France 13.00@ 20.6%@ 13.00# - 13.00* 19.6%*
Germany 9.48@ 16%@ 8.41# - 9.48* 16%*
Spain 8.38@ 16%@ 8.38# - 8.87* 16%*
Norway 257.23@ 23%@ 219.71# - - -
Switzerland 14.80@ 7.5% 15.75# - - -
Sources:
* Centraal Brouwerij Kantoor
# Brewers of Europe
@ The Brewers of Europe (2003)

Notes:
Austria also has a 10% beverage tax
More details are shown here



European Beer Statistics
World's largest breweries


Beer production of the world's largest breweries (1,000,000 hl)
  1976 1987 1990 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Anheuser Busch 39.8 90.1 92.1 102 105 102 110.7 108* 121.3 - 115@ 138.5 126.7b - 152g
Heineken 21.5 43 - 53.7 56 54.4 70.6 56.1*
79.8d
83.1d*** 90.9d*** 97.9d***
74.8h **
105.1d***
81h**
108.9d***
84.8h**
109d***
99h**
101g
121.8h***
112.6h**
Miller 19.8 47.2 48.3 50.3 52 52 52.8 63.2* 52.9 - - 55.2 - -  
South African Breweries - - - 22.9 24 23.9 38.8 38.4* 43.1 - - 52.5 - 115a  
SABMiller                             133g
Brahma - 18 - 28 25 30 38.3 39.5* 41.3 - - 58.7 - -  
Inbev (Interbrew + Ambev) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 191g
Interbrew - - - 16.5 36 30 37.4f 39.4f 45.1f 55.7f 76.4f 97.1f 97.0f
190b
107.7f  
Carlsberg - 16.3 - 34 27 22.6 32.3 31.3* 33.7 37e 39.8e 67.9e 78.6e 81.4e 54g
Kirin 22.8 30.4 - 35 34 32.4 32.3 32.5* 29.2 - - 34.0 - - 34g
Grupo Modelo (Mexico) - - - 22.1 19.6 27.5 - - 30 - - 34.5 - - 42g
Foster's (formerly Elders) - 21.1 - 26 31 29.8 27.3 26.2* 26.7 - - 31.0 - -  
Danone (BSN/Alken Maes) - 19.8 - 25 28 - - 28.3* - - - - - -  
Guinness - 11.4 - 11.4 24 - - - - - - 22.7 - -  
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Scottish & Newcastle - - - - - - - - - - - 36.9 - 49c 48g
Schlitz - - - - 26.5 - - - - - - - - -  
Pabst 19.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Coors 15.2 19.2 19.7 23 - - - - - - - 26.6 - -  
Coorsmolson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 59g
Santo Domingo (Columbia) - - - 23.5 - - - - - - - 23.0 - -  
Moctezuma (Mexico) - - - 20.3 - - - - - - - - - -  
Antarctica - - - 19.1 - - - - - - - - - -  
Asahi - - - 19 - - - - - - - 25.5 - -  
Stroh - 25.8 21.9 18.5 - - - - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Bond (Australia) - 29.9 - n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - - - -  
Polar (Venzuela) - - - 15.6 - - - - - - - 15.0 - -  
San Miguel (Philippines) - - - 14 - - - - - - - 13.7 - -  
Heileman - - 17.5 12 - - - - - - - - - -  
Labatt - - - 11.5 - n/a n/a - - - - - - -  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Bass 11.5 13.8 - 13.7 - - - - - - - 21.2 - -  
Allied Breweries 9.7 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Carling (1990 part of Molson) 9.4 - - n/a n/a n/a n/a - - - - - - -  
Sources:
1976 - World Guide to Beer, Michael Jackson,
1977 1987 - New World Guide to Beer, Michael Jackson,
1988 1993 - The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer, Roger Protz,
1995 1994 - The Confederation of Belgian Brewers.
1995/1996 - Brauwelt 1998 issues 6.7
* Brauwelt International 2 (1998) - figures are provisional (from Canadian Beer Services)
# Brauwelt International 2 (1998)
@ Brauwelt nr. 6-7 February 2001
1998 Brauwelt Brevier 2000 2001
- The Confederation of Belgian Brewers.
a Brauwelt 22/2004 p. 649
b All About Beer Vol 25, No.3 page 7 (Interbrew figure includes Ambev {Brahma})
c Brauwelt 2004/22 p. 645
d Heineken annual report 2003
e Carsberg annual report 2003
f Inbev website
g "Het Brouwersblad" June 2005, p.20
h Heineken annual report 2004
** Heineken group sales (beer brewed by Heineken and under licence)
*** Heineken total sales (group sales + associated brewery sales)


The world's largest breweries in 2004 (million hl, %age of world beer output)
position Brewery country output %age
1 Inbev Belgium/Brazil 193.4 12.5%
2 Anheuser-Busch USA 159.7 10.3%
3 SABMiller South Africa/USA 148.3 9.6%
4 Heineken Netherlands 112.6 7.3%
5 Carlsberg Denmark 92.0 5.9%
6 Molson-Coors USA/Canada 59.4 3.8%
7 Modelo Mexico 42.8 2.8%
8 Tsingtao China 36.9 2.4%
9 BBH Russia 36.0 2.3%
10 Scottish & Newcastle UK 30.2 1,9%
  Total   911.3 58.8%
19 Radeberger Gruppe Germany 14.2 0.9%
31 Bitburger Germany 8.6 0.6%
35 Oettinger Germany 6.4 0.4%
38 Krombacher Germany 5.5 0.4%
Sources:
Brauwelt 2005/31-32 p. 919


European Beer Statistics
Largest European breweries


Output of the largest breweries in Eurpore (million hl)
Brewery 2003 2004
Heineken 73
65a
75a
Interbrew/Ambev 66  
Carlsberg 56  
S & N 49  
SABMiller 33  
Radeberger Gruppe 18  
Coors 12  
Anadolou Group 11  
Mahou S.A. 10  
Bitburger 9  
Total 337  
Total all breweries 500  
Sources:
2003 - Brauwelt 2004/22 p. 645
a Heineken annual report 2004 (sales NOT production)

Note:
the figures only include beer sold in Europe


Scottish Courage overview (2003)
Country Company no.breweries pos. share output (hl)
UK Scottish Courage 6 1 27% 15,000,000
Belgium Alken-Maes 2 2 16% 2,000,000
Finland Hartwall 2 2 42% 2,000,000
France Kronenbourg 2 1 39% 8,000,000
Russia BBH* 10 1 33% --
Ukraine BBH* 3 2 22% --
Baltic States BBH* 4 1 44% --
Kazakhstan BBH* 1 1 21% 15,500,000
Greece Mythos 1 2 11% 500,000
Portugal Central de Cervesas 1 2 39% 3,000,000
India Millennium 5 3 8% 700,000
Total - 37 - - 46,700,000
Source:
Scottish Courage

Notes:
* BBH is a joint venture 50-50 with Carlsberg.
The BBH output is for Russia, Ukraine, Baltic States and Kazakhstan combined


SABMiller sales
2003 2004 2005
Region no. breweries market share capacity (hl) sales (hl) sales (hl) no. breweries market share capacity (hl) SABM sales (hl) total beer sales
Canary Islands 2 - 1,200,000     2   1,374,000    
Czech Republic 3 - 9,300,000     3   9,190,000    
Hungary 1 - 2,600,000     1   2,900,000    
Italy 4 - 5,720,000     3   5,000,000    
Poland 3 - 12,500,000 9,130,000 9,961,000 3   12,734,000 11,400,000  
Romania 3 - 2,300,000     4   3,168,000    
Russia 1 - 3,600,000     1   4,800,000    
Slovakia 1 - 1,000,000     2   1,500,000    
Europe 18 - 38,220,000 30,925,000   19 7.02 41,952,000 35,934,000 511,731,000
North America 8 19.7% 59,829,000 47,258,000   8 14.8 66,801,000 47,059,000 317,965,000
El Salvador           1   1,300,000   869,000
Honduras           1   1,300,000   963,000
Panama           1   1,900,000   1,730,000
Central America 2 - 2,650,000 1,839,000       4,500,000    
Columbia           7   23,200,000   15,427,000
Ecuador           2   4,300,000   3,502,000
Peru           6   9,560,000   6,552,000
South America               37,060,000    
Africa 14 - 10,090,000 32,492,000   22        
South Africa 7 100.1%* 30,598,000 25,261,000   7 99.3 31,400,000 25,951,000 26,135,000
China           44   59,973,000   288,793,000
India           10   2,286,000   7,030,000
Asia 32 - 45,831,000 32,492,000 54 62,259,000 295,823,000
Africa & Asia 76 75,826,000 53,889,000
Total - - 187,218,000 170,267,000 148,000,000 176,000,000
Source:
SABMiller

Notes:
* SAB really do claim to sell more beer in South Africa than the size of the market


Heineken sales overview (1,000 hl)
Region 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Spain       10,000 10,400 10,000 10,800
Poland       7,700 7,900 8,400 9,400
Germany         4,500 4,500 8,000
France       8,000 7,900 7,500 7,400
Italy         5,800 5,700 6,000
Netherlands       6,700 6,500 6,300 6,000
Greece       3,900 3,700 3,700 3,400
Russia           2,800 3,300
Slovakia       1,978 2,100 2,200 2,100
Bulgaria         1,000 1,000 1,300
Ireland       1,000 1,100 1,100 1,100
Austria             1,100
Croatia             800
Hungary       543 516 500 800
Switzerland       782 761 800 800
Roumania             700
Macedonia       500 500 500 500
Czech Republic             200
UK         2,300    
Europe 34,900 38,200 45,400 50,700 55,400 57,900 65,300
USA       5,300 5,500 6,200 6,000
South America       389 408 400 4,200
Carribean             1,400
Central America       725 725 790 1,500
Americas 5,600 6,100 6,600 7,400 7,800 8,400 12,500*
Africa/Middle East 7,400 7,700 8,800 9,200 9,900 10,600 12,700
Asia/Pacific 6,500 6,200 7,000 7,500 7,800 8,000 8,400
Total 79,800 83,100 90,900 97,900 105,100 108,900 109,000**
Source:
Heineken annual report 2001
Heineken annual report 2002
Heineken annual report 2003
Heineken website

Notes:
* The Heineken figures for the Americas don't add up. They come from the same report, so you'll have to ask Heineken why.

** Unless Heineken is selling well in Atlantis, I can't see how they arrive at this figure. The total I get from the other figures is 98,900,000 hl.


Carslberg sales (1,000 hl)
1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Denmark 5,200 5,600 5,500 5,300 5,300 5,200 4,800 4,800 4,700 4,500 4,200 4,000 3,800 3,900 3,900 3,800    
Rest of the world 12,300 13,100 13,400 16,100 15,900 22,200 23,100 24,500 25,100 26,800 31,100 33,000 36,000 63,100 74,700 77,600    
Western Europe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24,400 23,700    
Eastern Europe - - -   - - - - - - - - - - 23,600 25,600    
Europe - - - - - - - - - - 27,500 27,900 - - 51,900 53,100    
Asia                             4,200 5,100    
Total 17,500 18,700 18,900 21,400 21,200 27,400 27,900 29,300 29,800 31,300 35,300 37,000 39,800 67,000 78,600 81,400 92,000 101,600
Sources:
Carsberg annual report 2005
Carsberg annual report 2004
Carsberg annual report 2003

Carsberg annual report 1996-97
Carsberg annual report 1997-98
Carsberg annual report 1998-99


Interbrew/Inbev sales (hl)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Western Europe 16,600,000 14,300,000 13,500,000 14,400,000 23,100,000 27,200,000 37,400,000 42,400,000 41,500,000 43,200,000
Central & Eastern Europe -- -- -- -- 17,900,000 22,900,000 23,100,000 28,400,000 34,300,000 38,100,000
Total Europe -- -- -- -- 41,000,000 50,100,000 60,500,000 70,800,000 75,802,004 81,302,005
Emerging markets* 4,500,000 5,200,000 8,500,000 17,200,000 -- -- -- --    
Asia Pacific -- -- -- -- 8,100,000 8,400,000 8,500,000 10,300,000 22,200,000 24,000,000
North America 16,300,000 12,300,000 13,300,000 13,700,000 14,200,000 14,600,000 16,800,000 16,800,000 17,000,000 14,700,000
Latin America                 38,700,000 103,500,000
The Americas 16,300,000 12,300,000 13,300,000 13,700,000 14,200,000 14,600,000 16,800,000 16,800,000 55,700,000 118,200,000
Total 37,400,000 39,400,000 45,100,000 55,700,000 76,400,000 97,100,000 97,000,000 107,700,000 153,700,000 223,500,000
Sources:
Inbev website

Notes:
* "Emerging markets" was split into "Central & Eastern Europe" and "Asia Pacific" after 2000.




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