The Netherlands is the most important beer exporter within the EU and the second largest on the planet

The Netherlands exports essentially the most beer of all international locations within the European Union and is simply forward of Mexico worldwide. Though neighboring and beer nation Belgium is scorching on our heels, in response to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Tuesday.

Final yr, Dutch brewers exported greater than 2 billion euros price of beer, each alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Nearly all of this, about 750 million euros, goes to america.

In response to Statistics Netherlands, Heineken is an important exporter, however there are additionally a variety of different producers who export their beer overseas.

Belgium is getting nearer

The Netherlands has been the most important exporter of beer within the EU since 2000, however the distinction with Belgium is turning into smaller and smaller. Whereas Belgium was nonetheless on the backside of the checklist of beer exporters in the beginning of this century, the nation is now rubbing towards us.

Beer exports from our southern neighbors have elevated fivefold over the previous twenty years to 1.8 billion euros, whereas our export worth solely grew 75 p.c in that interval. Germany and France full the highest 4.

Additionally quite a lot of export of non-alcoholic beer

The Netherlands has additionally been the most important exporter of non-alcoholic beer since 2019, after displacing Germany from that place. Final yr we exported EUR 121 million non-alcoholic beer, in comparison with EUR 80 million for Germany.

Worldwide, Mexico is the most important beer exporter, however that’s primarily as a result of the nation has america as its foremost buyer. 71 p.c of the beer imported by the Individuals comes from neighboring Mexico, 14 p.c from the Netherlands and 6 p.c from Belgium.

US imports most Dutch beer

But the US can also be an important purchaser for our nation: 37 p.c of Dutch exports go there. That is adopted by France with 10 p.c and the UK with 5 p.c. Belgium hardly imports Dutch beer, however does export quite a lot of beer to our nation. The Netherlands is Belgium’s second largest buyer.

Of our non-alcoholic beer, 42 p.c goes to the US, 8 p.c to the UK and seven p.c to Canada. Germany exports 19 p.c non-alcoholic beer to the US and 18 p.c to the UK.

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