Throughout history, beer has been a central part of the local economy. It is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, with signs dating back more than 5000 years spread across Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Aztec, Zulu, and many other cultures.
Beer is now, more than ever, an important part of the global economy, and with new craft breweries opening every day, the industry is getting back to its roots being a local business with a global reach and relevance.
And here are some more interesting facts about beer:
- Only tea and water are more popular to drink than beer
- On average humans consumes 227 billion liters of beer each year
- Beer is an important part of the global economy that employs 1 out of every 110 people across the globe
- The beer industry supports an estimated 23.1 million jobs
- Beer contributes $555 billion of gross value added (GVA) to global GDP yearly
- The beer industry generates $262 billion in government tax revenue in 70 countries every year
- The global beer market is valued at $623 billion
- The Czech Republic consumes the most beer per capita in the world, and China consumes the most beer overall.
Beer and brewing are about innovation, ingredients, craft, traditions, commitment, and an important part of the global economy.
Cheers and happy international beer day 😊
*Figure based on research conducted by Oxford Economics >