Germany is the largest beer producer in the EU

09-Aug-2021 - Belgium

Around every fourth beer produced in the EU is brewed in Germany. In 2020, almost 32 billion litres of alcoholic beer were produced in the EU, according to the European statistics authority Eurostat. 24 percent of this - or 7.5 billion liters - was produced in Germany. This makes Germany the largest beer producer in the EU, according to the official data. Poland lands in second place in the rankings with 3.8 billion liters of beer, followed by Spain and the Netherlands.


However, compared to 2019, eight percent less alcoholic beer was brewed in the EU last year, Eurostat reported. The biggest drops were in Italy, where beer production almost halved. The production of non-alcoholic beer in the EU remained stable.

Germany exported comparatively little beer. The largest beer exporter was the Netherlands with 1.9 billion litres - 21 per cent of all exports to EU countries and third countries. Belgium came second with 1.7 billion litres, followed by Germany with 1.5 billion litres. Most beer was sold to other EU countries - outside the EU mainly to the USA and the UK./dub/DP/zb

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