Beer is a beverage that is unanimously enjoyed by everyone, no matter where you hail from. It’s a drink that quenches your thirst on a hot summer day and relaxes you on a stressful day, making your problems go away. And on special occasions, beer doubles up the celebrations.
Much like a tall glass of delicious brewed beer, the statistics behind the production and consumption of this drink are also rich and refreshing. Here are six fascinating beer statistics for you to brew upon:
Europe consumes the most beer in the world.
The Czech Republic tops the list with 143.3 litres consumed per capita. Cheaper than a bottle of water, Beer in the Czech Republic costs about $1 USD for half a litre of beer. The country is also the birthplace of the pilsner, which is a type of pale lager. Other European countries that make the top ten list are Austria, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Estonia, and Lithuania.
China produced the most beer in 2020
The country brewed about 341.11 million hectoliters of beer with the United States coming in second with 211.17 million hectoliters. The most consumed domestic beer brands in China include Tsingtao, Harbin, Budweiser, Snow, and Yanjing while America is more fond of light beer with Bud Light being the most popular.
Americans aged 21 and above consumed 26.1 gallons of beer per person
According to beer shipment data and U.S. Census population statistics, U.S consumers above the age of 21 consumed about 26.1 gallons, that is, 98.7 litres of beer and cider in 2020. With 75% of the population being older than 21, it’s safe to assume that about 244 million people are of legal drinking age in the U.S.
Corona is the most popular beer in the world
The Brand Directory ranked Corona as the number one beer brand in the world. The value of Corona is estimated to be more than 11.4 billion USD. Heineken and Budweiser follow in the second and third place respectively with the top five also including Victoria and Bud Light.
The most expensive beer in the world is sold in Qatar
In Qatar, a 330ml bottle of beer will set you back about 11.26 USD, making the country the most expensive place to buy a beer. On the flipside, South Africa sells the cheapest beer in the world, where the average price is 1.68 USD per bottle.
As showcased by the above data, beer is not only a beloved beverage of the world but it’s also a highly profitable commodity. Countries like China and the U.S. still managed to make profits from beer production, import and export even when the markets were down and global sales were affected because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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