FDBusiness.com

EU Beer Sector’s Renaissance Continues

 Breaking News
  • UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue. The memory of last year still looms large for retailers and this summer’s comparatively poor weather, combined with low levels of like-for-like price [...]...
  • Tickets Still Available For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Some tickets are still available for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards presentation ceremony and gala dinner to be held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on the evening of Thursday, 5 September 2019. The winners of the 2019 Awards will be named at the event. The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced [...]...
  • Nestlé UK Launches New On-trend Flavours Nestlé has introduced two new on-trend flavours to its much-loved Munchies brand in the UK and Ireland. Available in 101g sharing bags, new Munchies Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Munchies Cookie Dough are the first new Munchies products since 1996. The new flavours were created at Nestlé’s confectionery sites in York and Fawdon, Newcastle. Munchies Brand Manager [...]...
  • Dedicated Industry Forums Take on Packaging’s Hottest Topics Experts from major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Clean Skincare, will take to the stage as part of the dedicated industry forums for the beauty, food and drink sectors at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019. The show, which returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, will tackle the key subjects [...]...
  • Greene King Being Sold For £2.7 Billion CK Asset, which is one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong and an international investment group, has made a recommended £2.7 billion cash offer for Greene King, the UK’s leading integrated brewer and pub retailer operating over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland. Including debt, the enterprise value of [...]...

EU Beer Sector’s Renaissance Continues

EU Beer Sector’s Renaissance Continues
December 01
09:20 2017

With EU beer production rising above 40 billion litres for the first time since the economic crisis, The Brewers of Europe confirm that the growth trend continues for the EU beer sector at the 7th Beer Serves Europe event. A successful mix of world-leading multinationals, deeply-rooted regional breweries, and thriving SMEs, Europe’s breweries support the delivery of Europe’s 2020 Growth Strategy and contribute significantly to trade with the rest of the world.

Addressing the Annual General Assembly of The Brewers of Europe following Beer Serves Europe VII, Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen commented on the competitiveness, innovation and investment in the European Brewing sector and its contribution to job creation and trade.

“Just the number of jobs created by beer in Europe – 2.3 million jobs at the last time of counting – is a testament to how beer can help create growth and prosperity in Europe as a whole,” said Pavlos Photiades, President of The Brewers of Europe.

Dimiter Tzantchev, Bulgarian Ambassador to the EU, said: “European brewers are a valuable stakeholder in the promotion of high technological, environmental, social and health standards in society”. He also highlighted the brewers’ commitments to marketing self-regulation, public awareness campaigns against drink-driving and the provision of consumer information.

1:  The number of micro-breweries in Europe has tripled since 2010

Small business has always been big in brewing, but today more and more start-ups are combining local traditions with innovation.

  • 20 micro-breweries open every week in Europe.
  • There are now 8,500 breweries across the EU. 1,000 were launched in the past year alone.

2: Brewing is undergoing a renaissance in Europe

EU beer production is back above 40 billion litres for the first time since the economic crisis, with three years of consecutive growth.

  • Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom are the largest producers of beer in the EU.
  • Supportive policies enable brewers to continue contributing to the overall competitiveness of the European economy and sustained growth.

3: EU brewing sector has a global presence

EU beer brands are extremely popular and fast-selling across the globe. Out of the top ten agri-food export sectors, beer is one of Europe’s fastest growing in trade value terms.

  • 8.6 billion litres of beer brewed within the EU is exported abroad.
  • Exports represent one fifth of EU beer production, one third of which leaves the EU.
  • The top three countries for Europe’s brewers are the US, China and Canada, butover the past twenty years Europe’s brewers have extended beer trade to 123 countries around the world.
  • Beer exports were particularly important from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in 2016.

4: Beers serves Europe well, let’s treat it fairly

With thousands of years of prestige and a bubbly future in innovation and diversity, beer is a vital European business. Europe’s brewers call for a sustainable tax regime that recognises beer’s positive impact throughout the value chain, from grain to glass.

Beer adds €50bn, annually to EU output and over €42bn in tax revenues for governments.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2019Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2019
  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements