Global beer production increased for the first time in five years
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This report publishes the details of global beer production in 171 major countries and regions for 2018. 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 2018, global beer production increased about 1.09 million kiloliters to reach approximately 191.10 million kiloliters. In comparison with 2017, there was an annual increase of 0.6%. 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 tenth consecutive year. While there were decreases in production from the previous year in top beer-producing countries such as China (-2.2%), Japan (-2.7%), and Vietnam (-1.7%), India and the Philippines saw increases of 4.9% and 11.0% respectively.
China remained the largest beer-producing country in the world for the 17th consecutive year, despite a decrease of 2.2% compared to 2017.
Japan*2 remained in seventh place, seeing a decrease of 2.7% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
The Philippines—with an increase of 11.0% from the previous year—saw the fourth consecutive year of increase, rising from last year’s 20th place to reach 17th place.
Global beer production in 2018 has increased by approximately 8.78 million kiloliters, a growth of 4.8%, when compared to 10 years ago. In terms of volume, Brazil increased by approximately 3.80 million kiloliters, Vietnam by approximately 2.85 million kiloliters, and Mexico by approximately 1.25 million kiloliters. Vietnam has grown significantly, with production being approximately 3.0 times compared to 10 years ago.
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Note: Due to rounding, figures may not always add up to the total.
The figures for global beer production in 2017 have also been revised to the latest figures
2017: Changed from 190.90 million kiloliters to 190.00 million kiloliters
Source: Questionnaires sent by Kirin to the brewers’ associations in major countries.
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