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Belgium is the sixth largest beer producer

The production of alcoholic beers in our country last year has risen to 2,45 billion litres, an increase of almost 7 percent compared to 2016. That is according to figures from Eurostat.

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Belgium remains the fifth largest beer producer in the european union, and Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain is a step behind.

Belgian brewers were last year, more than 2.4 billion litres of beer through the taps flowing, about 160 million litres more than in 2016, good for an increase of almost 7 percent. Beautiful figures, though our country is not the Netherlands. There increased the production of beer last year, with a whopping 48 percent to 3.9 billion litres. The netherlands is the fourth largest beer producer of Europe, and only Germany (8.1 billion litres), the United Kingdom (5.6 billion litres) and Poland (4 billion litres) a step behind.

Spain follows with 3.6 billion litres in-place 5, Belgium close to the top 6. The six countries together produce two-thirds of the alcoholic beers in Europe. Also the export of beer terms was flat our northern neighbours, last year’s high peaks. The netherlands exported 1.9 billion litres in 2017, and is thus the largest exporter of alcoholic beers in Europe. The Belgian beers were also good in the foreign country, with a total of 1.6 billion litres of output, as is Germany.

The main non-European destination for the stuff was in the United States. Of all the beer that is not for the European market was intended, was about one-third to the Americans. China takes 15% of the exported beer, followed by Canada (6 percent), Korea (5 percent) and Russia (4 percent). Switzerland, Australia, and Taiwan names, each with 3 percent of the exported European beer for their account. Friday three August to celebrate beer lovers worldwide ‘World Beer Day’.

(Belga)

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