Asia leading global beer production for 9 consecutive years
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This report publishes the details of global beer production in 171 major countries and regions for 2017. The report is based on findings obtained from questionnaires sent by Kirin to various brewers’ associations around the world, as well as the latest industry statistics available overseas. The data for global beer production has been tracked by Kirin since 1974.
In 2017, global beer production decreased about 0.25 million kiloliters to reach approximately 190.90 million kiloliters. In comparison with 2016, there was an annual decrease of 0.1%. The total volume of the global beer production is equivalent to about 154 Tokyo Domes, if the stadium was a beer mug with a capacity of about 1.24 million kiloliters.
Asia remains the world’s largest beer-producing region for the ninth consecutive year, despite a decrease of 1.4% compared to the previous year. Although annual production increased in Vietnam (+15.4%), India (+1.8%), and Philippines (+7.9%), the decrease in China (-3.9%) led to the overall decrease.
China remained the largest beer-producing country in the world for the 16th consecutive year, despite a decrease of 3.9% compared to 2016.
Japan*2 remained in seventh place, seeing a decrease of 2.1% in 2017 compared to the previous year.
Global beer production in 2017 has increased by approximately 9.84 million kiloliters, a growth of 5.4%, when compared to 10 years ago. In terms of volume, Brazil increased by approximately 3.62 million kiloliters, Vietnam by approximately 2.96 million kiloliters, and India by approximately 1.35 million kiloliters. In terms of proportion, Vietnam grew by 3.1 times, and India by 2.5 times, which is significant growth among the top countries.
Looking at the top 10 countries, Vietnam rose from 25th place to ninth. For countries ranked between the 11th and 25th places, Nigeria rose from 28th to 13th, India rose from 33rd to 15th, and France rose from 23rd to 19th.
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Note: Due to rounding, figures may not always add up to the total.
The figures for global beer production in 2016 and 2015 have also been revised to the latest figures
2016: Changed from 190.92 million kiloliters to 191.15 million kiloliters
2015: Changed from 191.99 million kiloliters to 192.14 million kiloliters
Source: Questionnaires sent by Kirin to the brewers’ associations in major countries. The Barth Report Hops 2017/2018 (BARTH−HAAS GROUP)