Production of non-alcoholic beer increased by 96% in the last ten years

02-Aug-2023 - Germany

Enjoying beer completely without alcohol - this is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. In 2022, a good 474 million liters of non-alcoholic beer worth around 396 million euros were produced in this country. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on International Beer Day on August 4, the production volume of non-alcoholic beer intended for sale has thus almost doubled (+96%) in the last ten years. In 2012, it was still just under 242 million liters.

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However, significantly more beer with alcohol is still produced in this country: In 2022, breweries in Germany will have produced a good 7.6 billion liters of alcoholic beer worth around 6.0 billion euros. Overall, the production of alcoholic beer in Germany has declined by 12% over the past ten years. In 2012, a good 8.6 billion liters of alcoholic beer were still produced in this country.

Production of mixed beer beverages with significantly lower increase

Beer mix drinks such as shandy are lower in alcohol content than regular beer, but not entirely alcohol-free. Their production has also increased over the past ten years: from just under 325 million liters in 2012 to just under 403 million liters in 2022. This corresponds to growth of just under a quarter (+24%). In a ten-year comparison, the increase is thus significantly lower than in the production of non-alcoholic beer.

Methodological notes:

In addition to beer with an alcohol content of 0.5 percent by volume or less, the item "Non-alcoholic beer" also includes non-alcoholic mixed beer beverages.

The reporting population of the production statistics includes establishments of companies with 20 or more employees in the manufacturing sector. Further information can be found in the "Production Surveys" quality report.

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