Beer Exports by Country

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Beer exports by country totaled US$13.2 billion in 2016, up by 3% for all beer shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. The value of global beer export sales accelerated by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported beer during 2016 with shipments valued at $8.1 billion or 61.4% of the global total.

In second place were North American exporters at 26.7% while 8.2% of worldwide beer shipments originated from Asia. Smaller percentages originated from Latin America (excluding Mexico) at 2%, Africa at 1.3% and Oceania at 0.4%.

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

beer Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of beer during 2016:

  1. Mexico: US$2.8 billion (21.2% of total beer exports)
  2. Netherlands: $1.9 billion (14.4%)
  3. Belgium: $1.4 billion (10.9%)
  4. Germany: $1.3 billion (9.8%)
  5. United Kingdom: $814.5 million (6.1%)
  6. United States: $614.4 million (4.6%)
  7. France: $391.3 million (3%)
  8. Ireland: $307.3 million (2.3%)
  9. Denmark: $288.4 million (2.2%)
  10. Czech Republic: $267.8 million (2%)
  11. Spain: $220.8 million (1.7%)
  12. Italy: $201.5 million (1.52%)
  13. China: $192.6 million (1.45%)
  14. Thailand: $185.5 million (1.4%)
  15. Poland: $174.7 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 84% of all beer exports in 2016 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing beer exporter since 2012 was Spain with its 81.3% gain in value. In second place was Poland (up 48.8%), followed by the United States (up 37%), China (up 36.5%) and Mexico (up 21.2%).

Bucking the upbeat trend were 8 top 15 beer exporting nations, led by the -14.1% decline for France and the -12.8% decrease for Thailand over the 5 year period ending in 2016.

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for beer during 2016. 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$2.6 billion (net export surplus up 31.2% since 2012)
  2. Netherlands: $1.6 billion (down -3.8%)
  3. Belgium: $1.2 billion (up 25.1%)
  4. Germany: $785.8 million (down -1.8%)
  5. Czech Republic: $251.3 million (up 20.9%)
  6. Denmark: $230.9 million (down -12.9%)
  7. Thailand: $172.1 million (down -14.3%)
  8. Ireland: $134.1 million (down -11.9%)
  9. Poland: $125 million (up 89.3%)
  10. Portugal: $110.3 million (down -59.3%)
  11. United Kingdom: $92.4 million (down -58.1%)
  12. Namibia: $51.2 million (down -61%)
  13. Brazil: $48.2 million (up 239.8%)
  14. Serbia: $34.7 million (down -48.7%)
  15. India: $32.2 million (up 25.9%)

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 2016. 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$4.5 billion (net export deficit up 28.8% since 2012)
  2. China: -$473.1 million (up 14,904%)
  3. Canada: -$458.5 million (up 14.7%)
  4. Italy: -$393 million (down -14.1%)
  5. France: -$313.1 million (up 24.4%)
  6. Australia: -$301.6 million (up 29.8%)
  7. Chile: -$183.7 million (up 84.9%)
  8. Taiwan: -$179.8 million (up 18.8%)
  9. Switzerland: -$114.9 million (up 4.9%)
  10. Paraguay: -$112.6 million (up 50.6%)
  11. Hong Kong: -$96.8 million (up 10.6%)
  12. United Arab Emirates: -$95.3 million (up 59.8%)
  13. South Korea: -$90.7 million (up 1,471%)
  14. Sweden: -$73.5 million (up 5.4%)
  15. Spain: -$73.4 million (down -45.2%)

The United States 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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RankExporter2016 Beer Exports% World Total
1.MexicoUS$2.8 billion21.2%
2.Netherlands$1.9 billion14.4%
3.Belgium$1.4 billion10.9%
4.Germany$1.3 billion9.8%
5.United Kingdom$814.5 million6.1%
6.United States$614.4 million4.6%
7.France$391.3 million3%
8.Ireland$307.3 million2.3%
9.Denmark$288.4 million2.2%
10.Czech Republic$267.8 million2%
11.Spain$220.8 million1.7%
12.Italy$201.5 million1.5%
13.China$192.6 million1.5%
14.Thailand$185.5 million1.4%
15.Poland$174.7 million1.3%
16.Singapore$166 million1.3%
17.Portugal$150.9 million1.1%
18.Russia$125.5 million0.9%
19.Canada$112.4 million0.8%
20.Malaysia$108.7 million0.8%
21.South Korea$90.9 million0.7%
22.Japan$87.4 million0.7%
23.Austria$85.4 million0.6%
24.Brazil$78 million0.6%
25.Vietnam$65 million0.5%
26.Sweden$59.6 million0.4%
27.Namibia$59.5 million0.4%
28.South Africa$56.9 million0.4%
29.Croatia$54.2 million0.4%
30.Serbia$46.2 million0.3%
31.India$43.8 million0.3%
32.Slovenia$39.7 million0.3%
33.Argentina$37.6 million0.3%
34.Turkey$37.2 million0.3%
35.Dominican Republic$33.2 million0.3%
36.Belarus$31.2 million0.2%
37.Hong Kong$30.9 million0.2%
38.Lithuania$29.6 million0.2%
39.New Zealand$26.3 million0.2%
40.Estonia$25.3 million0.2%
41.Australia$23.8 million0.2%
42.Hungary$22.1 million0.2%
43.Luxembourg$21.2 million0.2%
44.Ukraine$20.7 million0.2%
45.Laos$19.6 million0.1%
46.Romania$19.5 million0.1%
47.Jamaica$17.2 million0.1%
48.Finland$16.6 million0.1%
49.Guatemala$16.5 million0.1%
50.Saint Lucia$16.4 million0.1%
51.Greece$16.1 million0.1%
52.Indonesia$12.9 million0.1%
53.Bulgaria$12.8 million0.1%
54.Kenya$12.2 million0.1%
55.Trinidad/Tobago$12 million0.1%
56.Uganda$11 million0.1%
57.Peru$10.9 million0.1%
58.United Arab Emirates$10.6 million0.1%
59.Latvia$10 million0.1%
60.Slovakia$9.1 million0.1%
61.Togo$7.8 million0.1%
62.Uruguay$6.2 million0.05%
63.Taiwan$5.9 million0.04%
64.Cambodia$5.7 million0.04%
65.Burundi$5.6 million0.04%
66.Costa Rica$5.3 million0.04%
67.El Salvador$5.1 million0.04%
68.Barbados$5.1 million0.04%
69.Switzerland$4.8 million0.04%
70.St Vincent/Grenadines$4.7 million0.04%
71.Lebanon$4.6 million0.03%
72.Norway$4.5 million0.03%
73.Montenegro$4.5 million0.03%
74.Philippines$4.5 million0.03%
75.Kazakhstan$4.3 million0.03%
76.Nigeria$4.2 million0.03%
77.Iceland$3.4 million0.03%
78.Macedonia$3.3 million0.03%
79.Bolivia$3 million0.02%
80.Moldova$2.8 million0.02%
81.Malta$2.4 million0.02%
82.Haiti$2.2 million0.02%
83.Mauritius$1.9 million0.01%
84.Ethiopia$1.8 million0.01%
85.Jordan$1.6 million0.01%
86.Samoa$1.4 million0.01%
87.Sri Lanka$1.4 million0.01%
88.Armenia$1.4 million0.01%
89.Cameroon$1.3 million0.01%
90.Saint Kitts/Nevis$1.3 million0.01%
91.Tanzania$1.2 million0.01%
92.Cyprus$1.2 million0.01%
93.Georgia$1.1 million0.01%
94.Honduras$1 million0.01%
95.Nicaragua$958,0000.01%
96.Colombia$917,0000.01%
97.Chile$907,0000.01%
98.Bahamas$875,0000.01%
99.Egypt$862,0000.01%
100.Bosnia/Herzegovina$861,0000.01%
101.Belize$848,0000.01%
102.Albania$746,0000.01%
103.Suriname$711,0000.01%
104.Rwanda$704,0000.01%
105.Dominica$613,0000.005%
106.Panama$544,0000.004%
107.Grenada$452,0000.003%
108.Morocco$450,0000.003%
109.Mozambique$439,0000.003%
110.Israel$422,0000.003%
111.French Polynesia$417,0000.003%
112.Tunisia$402,0000.003%
113.Nepal$385,0000.003%
114.Angola$368,0000.003%
115.Madagascar$365,0000.003%
116.Solomon Islands$353,0000.003%
117.Fiji$329,0000.002%
118.Myanmar (Burma)$293,0000.002%
119.Benin$291,0000.002%
120.Cuba$256,0000.002%
121.Ghana$228,0000.002%
122.Faroe Islands$216,0000.002%
123.Oman$201,0000.002%
124.Zimbabwe$193,0000.001%
125.Mongolia$130,0000.001%
126.Senegal$129,0000.001%
127.North Korea$114,0000.001%
128.Botswana$108,0000.001%
129.US Minor Outlying Is$105,0000.001%
130.Guyana$102,0000.001%
131.New Caledonia$74,0000.001%
132.Aruba$66,0000.0005%
133.Sudan$64,0000.0005%
134.Equatorial Guinea$63,0000.0005%
135.Palestine$62,0000.0005%
136.Sierra Leone$59,0000.0004%
137.Ecuador$57,0000.0004%
138.Eritrea$51,0000.0004%
139.Gambia$46,0000.0003%
140.Kuwait$30,0000.0002%
141.Andorra$24,0000.0002%
142.Zambia$23,0000.0002%
143.Brunei Darussalam$20,0000.0002%
144.Macao$20,0000.0002%
145.Papua New Guinea$20,0000.0002%
146.Côte d'Ivoire$19,0000.0001%
147.Iran$16,0000.0001%
148.Djibouti$14,0000.0001%
149.Bhutan$13,0000.0001%
150.Bangladesh$13,0000.0001%
151.Democratic Rep. Congo$12,0000.0001%
152.Curaçao$9,0000.0001%
153.Burkina Faso$9,0000.0001%
154.Venezuela$8,0000.0001%
155.Kyrgyzstan$7,0000.0001%
156.Mali$4,0000.00003%
157.Gabon$3,0000.00002%
158.Azerbaijan$2,0000.00002%
159.St Maarten (Dutch part)$2,0000.00002%
160.Swaziland$2,0000.00002%
161.Tokelau$1,0000.00001%
162.Seychelles$1,0000.00001%
163.Vanuatu$1,0000.00001%
164.Malawi$1,0000.00001%
165.Lesotho$1,0000.00001%
166.Greenland$1,0000.00001%
167.Antigua/Barbuda$1,0000.00001%
168.Bahrain$1,0000.00001%
169.Congo$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 October 7, 2017

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on October 7, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on October 7, 2017

Wikipedia, Category:Beer brands by country. Accessed on October 7, 2017