Beer Exports by Country

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International sales from beer exports by country totaled US$13.2 billion for 2017, up by 7% for all beer shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. The value of global beer export sales improved by 9.3% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported beer during 2017 with shipments valued at $8.3 billion or 57.1% of the global total. In second place were North American beer exporters at 32%.

Smaller percentages came from Latin America (excluding Mexico) at 1.9%, Africa at 1.2% and Oceania at 0.4%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 2203 for beer made from malt.

Beer Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of beer during 2017.

  1. Mexico: US$3.8 billion (26% of total beer exports)
  2. Netherlands: $2 billion (13.6%)
  3. Belgium: $1.7 billion (11.4%)
  4. Germany: $1.3 billion (8.9%)
  5. United States: $759.8 million (5.2%)
  6. United Kingdom: $676.1 million (4.7%)
  7. France: $404.1 million (2.8%)
  8. Ireland: $308.9 million (2.1%)
  9. Denmark: $285.2 million (2%)
  10. Czech Republic: $273.9 million (1.9%)
  11. China: $227.6 million (1.6%)
  12. Spain: $205.9 million (1.4%)
  13. Italy: $197.5 million (1.4%)
  14. Portugal: $178 million (1.2%)
  15. Singapore: $162.6 million (1.1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 85.2% of all beer exports in 2017 (by value).

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing beer exporters since 2013 were: Mexico (up 70.4%), United States (up 46%), China (up 39.7%) and Spain (up 36%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported beer sales were led by: Portugal (down -32.7%), United Kingdom (down -31.4%), Singapore (down -24.3%), Denmark (down -12.6%) and France (down -8.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for beer during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported beer and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Mexico: US$3.6 billion (net export surplus up 74.1% since 2013)
  2. Netherlands: $1.6 billion (down -8.6%)
  3. Belgium: $1.4 billion (up 22.7%)
  4. Germany: $794.4 million (up 0.5%)
  5. Czech Republic: $257.8 million (up 9.7%)
  6. Denmark: $225.5 million (down -18.3%)
  7. Thailand: $127 million (down -42.5%)
  8. Portugal: $126.9 million (down -45.5%)
  9. Ireland: $122.1 million (down -12%)
  10. Poland: $90.2 million (down -17.6%)
  11. Brazil: $67.3 million (up 151%)
  12. Japan: $54.5 million (reversing a -$12.5 million deficit)
  13. Namibia: $54.4 million (down -56%)
  14. United Kingdom: $49.1 million (down -84%)
  15. Jamaica: $34.1 million (up 252%)

Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of beer. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms the strong Mexican competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for beer during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported beer purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$4.6 billion (net export deficit up 34.9% since 2013)
  2. China: -$522.4 million (up 661.6%)
  3. Canada: -$454.3 million (up 3.2%)
  4. France: -$415.8 million (up 109.9%)
  5. Italy: -$388 million (down -17.2%)
  6. Australia: -$256.9 million (down -10.2%)
  7. Chile: -$204 million (up 51.2%)
  8. Taiwan: -$183.9 million (up 16.8%)
  9. South Korea: -$150.6 million (up 765.3%)
  10. Paraguay: -$139.3 million (up 99.3%)
  11. Switzerland: -$118.2 million (down -5.3%)
  12. Spain: -$103 million (down -33%)
  13. United Arab Emirates: -$102 million (up 91.8%)
  14. Hong Kong: -$92.3 million (up 0.3%)
  15. Colombia: -$83.4 million (up 264.6%)

The United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of beer. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for beer-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Brands

Beer Exporting Brands

Below are global beer brands that represent established players engaged in the international trade of beer. The home country for each brand is shown within parenthesis.

  • Beck’s (Germany)
  • Corona (Mexico)
  • Foster’s Lager (Australia)
  • Genesee Cream Ale (United States)
  • Guinness (United Kingdom)
  • Kingfisher (India)
  • Molson Canadian (Canada)
  • Peroni (Italy)
  • Starobrno (Czech Republic)
  • Stella Artois (Belgium)









 

Searchable List of Beer Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Beer Exports% World Total
1.MexicoUS$3.8 billion26%
2.Netherlands$2 billion13.6%
3.Belgium$1.7 billion11.4%
4.Germany$1.3 billion8.9%
5.United States$759.8 million5.2%
6.United Kingdom$676.1 million4.7%
7.France$404.1 million2.8%
8.Ireland$308.9 million2.1%
9.Denmark$285.2 million2%
10.Czech Republic$273.9 million1.9%
11.China$227.6 million1.6%
12.Spain$205.9 million1.4%
13.Italy$197.5 million1.4%
14.Portugal$178 million1.2%
15.Singapore$162.6 million1.1%
16.Poland$153.9 million1.1%
17.Thailand$142.1 million1%
18.Russia$129.1 million0.9%
19.Canada$116.1 million0.8%
20.Japan$114.8 million0.8%
21.South Korea$112.4 million0.8%
22.Brazil$98.8 million0.7%
23.Austria$94.6 million0.7%
24.Malaysia$94.3 million0.7%
25.South Africa$62.7 million0.4%
26.Namibia$61.1 million0.4%
27.Sweden$57.5 million0.4%
28.Croatia$46.8 million0.3%
29.Serbia$46.3 million0.3%
30.Vietnam$45.9 million0.3%
31.India$39.8 million0.3%
32.Argentina$38.2 million0.3%
33.Lithuania$35.5 million0.2%
34.Jamaica$34.8 million0.2%
35.Turkey$34.8 million0.2%
36.Estonia$33.3 million0.2%
37.Australia$32.3 million0.2%
38.Slovenia$32.1 million0.2%
39.Ukraine$31.8 million0.2%
40.Hong Kong$30.3 million0.2%
41.Guatemala$30 million0.2%
42.New Zealand$27.5 million0.2%
43.Kenya$26.1 million0.2%
44.Greece$24.5 million0.2%
45.Latvia$21.8 million0.2%
46.Romania$19.9 million0.1%
47.Belarus$19.6 million0.1%
48.Dominican Republic$19.4 million0.1%
49.Hungary$19.3 million0.1%
50.Luxembourg$16.3 million0.1%
51.Finland$15.7 million0.1%
52.Peru$13.2 million0.1%
53.Uganda$11.1 million0.1%
54.United Arab Emirates$9 million0.1%
55.Taiwan$8 million0.1%
56.Indonesia$7.7 million0.1%
57.Slovakia$7.6 million0.1%
58.Norway$6.5 million0.04%
59.El Salvador$6.4 million0.04%
60.Uruguay$6.2 million0.04%
61.Bulgaria$6 million0.04%
62.Nigeria$6 million0.04%
63.Costa Rica$5.5 million0.04%
64.Moldova$5.4 million0.04%
65.Trinidad/Tobago$5 million0.03%
66.Philippines$4.3 million0.03%
67.Lebanon$4 million0.03%
68.Georgia$3.9 million0.03%
69.Iceland$3.7 million0.03%
70.Sri Lanka$3.6 million0.02%
71.Macedonia$3.4 million0.02%
72.Switzerland$3.4 million0.02%
73.St Vincent/Grenadines$3.2 million0.02%
74.Kazakhstan$3.2 million0.02%
75.Jordan$2.7 million0.02%
76.Montenegro$2.7 million0.02%
77.Saint Lucia$2.6 million0.02%
78.Malta$2.5 million0.02%
79.Barbados$2.4 million0.02%
80.Morocco$2.1 million0.01%
81.Ethiopia$2 million0.01%
82.Laos$1.9 million0.01%
83.Samoa$1.9 million0.01%
84.Mauritius$1.7 million0.01%
85.Togo$1.6 million0.01%
86.Armenia$1.5 million0.01%
87.Cyprus$1.5 million0.01%
88.Cambodia$1.3 million0.01%
89.Chile$1.3 million0.01%
90.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1.2 million0.01%
91.Myanmar (Burma)$1 million0.01%
92.Cameroon$885,0000.01%
93.Egypt$870,0000.01%
94.Suriname$833,0000.01%
95.Tanzania$829,0000.01%
96.Nicaragua$798,0000.01%
97.Israel$792,0000.01%
98.Mozambique$772,0000.01%
99.Fiji$674,0000.005%
100.Colombia$670,0000.005%
101.Bahamas$574,0000.004%
102.Honduras$573,0000.004%
103.Saint Kitts/Nevis$483,0000.003%
104.Bolivia$440,0000.003%
105.Dominica$386,0000.003%
106.Madagascar$383,0000.003%
107.Mongolia$380,0000.003%
108.Nepal$360,0000.002%
109.Cuba$332,0000.002%
110.Ecuador$296,0000.002%
111.Faroe Islands$269,0000.002%
112.Botswana$245,0000.002%
113.Haiti$237,0000.002%
114.Benin$233,0000.002%
115.French Polynesia$210,0000.001%
116.North Korea$207,0000.001%
117.Panama$192,0000.001%
118.Albania$169,0000.001%
119.Ghana$136,0000.001%
120.Angola$122,0000.001%
121.Belize$122,0000.001%
122.Curaçao$104,0000.001%
123.Iran$81,0000.001%
124.Tunisia$78,0000.001%
125.Macao$77,0000.001%
126.Venezuela$73,0000.001%
127.Djibouti$50,0000.0003%
128.Gabon$49,0000.0003%
129.Zimbabwe$49,0000.0003%
130.Lesotho$48,0000.0003%
131.Palestine$44,0000.0003%
132.Eritrea$44,0000.0003%
133.New Caledonia$36,0000.0002%
134.Burundi$32,0000.0002%
135.Guyana$30,0000.0002%
136.Iraq$27,0000.0002%
137.Cabo Verde$25,0000.0002%
138.Antigua/Barbuda$25,0000.0002%
139.Kyrgyzstan$20,0000.0001%
140.Democr. Rep. Congo$16,0000.0001%
141.Zambia$15,0000.0001%
142.Seychelles$14,0000.0001%
143.Côte d'Ivoire$10,0000.0001%
144.Cayman Islands$9,0000.0001%
145.Rwanda$8,0000.0001%
146.Greenland$6,0000.00004%
147.Aruba$5,0000.00003%
148.Maldives$2,0000.00001%
149.Azerbaijan$2,0000.00001%
150.Andorra$2,0000.00001%
151.Algeria$1,0000.00001%
152.Solomon Islands$1,0000.00001%
153.Congo$1,0000.00001%
154.Niger$1,0000.00001%
155.Papua New Guinea$1,0000.00001%
156.Libya$1,0000.00001%
157.Malawi$1,0000.00001%
158.Swaziland$1,0000.00001%
159.Burkina Faso$1,0000.00001%


See also Wine Exports by Country, Coffee Exports by Country and Top Soft Drinks Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 11, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Wikipedia, Category:Beer brands by country. Accessed on June 11, 2018