08 July 2020
Top four global brewers control 50 percent of beer production
Germany | World beer production totalled 1,913 million hl in 2019, compared with 1,904 million hl in 2018. This is a slight increase of 0.5 percent, says the upcoming Barth Report.
The 40 largest brewery groups accounted for 1,723 million hl beer, compared with 1,710 million hl in 2018 – an increase of 13 million hl or 0.8 percent.
These are some findings from the Barth Report Hop 2019/2020, which is expected to be published in early October.
According to the report, the four largest brewery groups – AB-InBev, Heineken, China Resources Snow Breweries and Carlsberg – controlled more than half of the world’s beer production in 2019.
|Brewery||Country||Beer Output 2019 (million hl)||% of world beer production|
|3||China Resources Snow Breweries||China||114.3||6.0%|
|6||Tsingtao Brewery Group||China||80.5||4.2%|
Top 10 global brewing groups 2019 (Source: Barth Report 2020)