FDBusiness.com

Irish Beer Exports Worth €280 Million in 2016

 Breaking News
  • Britvic Delivers Strong First Half Britvic, the UK-based soft drinks group, increased revenue by 4.9% to £769.2 million – by 1.9% on an organic basis – for the 28 weeks ended 14 April 2019, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Adjusted EBIT increased 4.0%, on a reported basis, to £83.7 million, whilst organic adjusted EBIT increased 5.0%. [...]...
  • Carlsberg and Liverpool FC Extend Partnership to 31 Seasons Carlsberg and Liverpool Football Club have agreed a five-year extension to their partnership – securing Carlsberg’s role as Official Beer until the end of the 2023-24 season. The new deal builds on the longest standing partnership in the Premier League, which began in 1992 and has seen Carlsberg sponsor the team ever since. As a [...]...
  • Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 Set to Return For 10th Year With Biggest Show Yet As Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 prepares to return to the Olympia on 11 & 12 September, James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses plans for the show. Why should the event be in all packaging professionals’ calendars? Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 provides packaging professionals with the perfect platform to network with peers [...]...
  • Diageo Launches New Super-premium Gin Diageo is introducing a new super-premium Italian gin, Villa Ascenti. The launch comes at a time when the super-premium and ultra-premium gin categories are the fastest growing segment within gin in Europe. Villa Ascenti will initially be available in 14 European countries. A new €420,000 (£360,000) distillery has been built on the site of the brand [...]...
  • European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer co-operation, the European Commission has presented the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain. The European Commission has tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined [...]...

Irish Beer Exports Worth €280 Million in 2016

Irish Beer Exports Worth €280 Million in 2016
August 08
09:46 2017

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland, has released its 2016 annual Beer Market Report for Ireland, which shows Irish beer exports were valued at over €280 million, up 23% in two years with 40% of beer produced in Ireland being exported. Beer remains Ireland’s most popular alcoholic drink, with a 46.2% market share, a trend that has remained steady for the past six years.

The report looks at consumption across the various types of beer – lager, stout and ale. It shows that in 2016 a higher percentage of consumers were drinking lager than in 2015 (up from 60.4% to 60.9%). The craft beer sector revolution is continuing with an estimated 3.4% of total beer market share in 2016, up from 2.5% in 2015. Overall beer production declined marginally by just under 1%.

In addition, total beer sales rose by 3% in 2016 and 66% of those sales were in the on trade sector. Ireland has the highest percentage of on trade versus off trade beer sales in the European Union.

The Irish Brewers Association has called on the Government to support the sector by reducing the excise burden in Budget 2018.  Excise in Ireland has gone up 42% in the past six years and Ireland has the second highest excise on beer in the EU as well as the most expensive alcohol in the EU. Beer excise receipts were €430 million in 2016, up from €417 million in 2015.

Jonathan McDade, Head of the Irish Brewers Association, says: “The Irish Brewers Association’s 2016 report highlights the important role that the brewing sector has in supporting the Irish economy. Beer exports continuing to perform strongly, accounting for 20% of total beverage exports while the sector continues to contribute enormously to the exchequer with domestic beer sales up marginally due to favourable tourism figures and population growth.”

He continues: “Irish consumers pay the second highest rates of excise on beer in the European Union, eleven times greater than beer drinkers in Germany. Excise is a tax on jobs, tourism and the hospitality sector and we call on the Government to reduce excise rates. The real success story of the Irish brewing sector is that exports continue to thrive. Ireland already boasts production of some of the world’s most iconic beer brands and it is encouraging that Irish beer remains so popular in other markets.”

 

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements