According to the report, World: Beer – Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025, recently published by IndexBox, the amount of beer exported worldwide amounted to 16M tonnes in 2016, coming up by six per cent against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1 per cent from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012, when export increased by 11 per cent from the previous year level. Global beer export peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.
In value terms, beer exports totaled $17.8B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8 per cent over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Global beer export peaked of $19B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.
Top Beer Exporting Countries in the World
1. Mexico ($3,800 million)
2. Netherlands ($2,590 million)
3. Belgium ($1.960 million)
4. Germany ($1.770.1 million)
5. United Kingdom ($1.096 million)
6. USA ($837 million)
7. France ($532 million)
8. Ireland ($427 million)
9. Denmark ($392 million)
10. Czech Republic ($361 million)
11. Poland ($237 million)
12. Russia ($175 million)
Beer Exports By Country
In 2016, Mexico (3.2M tonnes), distantly followed by the Netherlands (1.9M tonnes), Germany (1.7M tonnes), and Belgium (1.5M tonnes) were the key exporters of beer, together creating 52 per cent of total exports. The following exporters – France (652K tonnes), the U.S. (622K tonnes), the UK (609K tonnes), Czech Republic (464K tonnes), Ireland (440K tonnes), Russia (375K tonnes), Poland (331K tonnes), and Denmark (307K tonnes) together made up 24 per cent of total exports.
From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of beer exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by France (+15.0 per cent per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest beer markets worldwide were Mexico ($3.8B), the Netherlands ($2.6B) and Belgium ($1.9B), together comprising 47 per cent of global exports.Germany, the UK, the U.S., France, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 32 per cent.
The U.S. (+10.5 per cent per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the beer exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last nine years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Beer Export Prices By Country
In 2016, the average export price for beer amounted to $1129 per tonne, lowering by -2.2 per cent against the previous year. In general, beer export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by seven per cent from the previous year level. Global beer export peaked of $1,292 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.
There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was the UK ($1,802 per tonne), while Russia ($456 per tonne) was among the lowest.
From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of beer export prices was attained by Belgium (+2.7 per cent per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures