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Our databases contains numerous reports that will answer your question about the beer industry in Europe.
Report 1: Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy, Brewers of Europe 2013
In this report, the researchers sought to measure the impact of beer on the European economy between the years 2008 and 2012. This report also shows the number of hectolitres of beer produced in years 2010 and 2012.
“The European Union is the second largest beer producer in the world, ahead of countries such as the United States of America, Brazil and Russia. (pg 14)”
“While beer production only gradually recovered over the last two years, the number of brewing companies actually rose rapidly, with the EU counting approximately 4,460 brewing companies in 2012. (pg 14).”
— Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy, Brewers of Europe 2013
Report 2: Food Market in Belarus and Europe, Agricistrade, March 2015
This report specified more statistics on alcohol consumption with beer as one of the beverages highlighted.
“Dynamics of the alcoholic beverages production reversed in 2013. The production of the main alcoholic drinks decreased in 2013 as compared to 2012 due to the increase of excise taxes on alcoholic beverages. Vodka production contracted by 12.8%, while production of fruit wines and beer decreased by 5.5% and 1.2% respectively” (pg 43).
— Food Market in Belarus and Europe, Agricistrade, March 2015
Report 3: Beer Consumption
This report specifies beer consumption per capita compared across multiple countries and regions.
“Trends in the world’s major beer markets are clear. In the U.S., beer’s largest market, production volumes stagnated between 2007 and 2014. In other key markets such as Germany, France and the UK, they fell by roughly 10 percent over the same period” (pg 2).
— McKinsey Global Growth Compass, 2015
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