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The world's 40 largest breweries (in 2014). | by Thomas Cizauskas
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The world's 40 largest breweries (in 2014).

In 2014, worldwide beer production was 1,960, 000, 000 hectoliters, down 0.6% from 2013. (That's 1,670,249,098 U.S. barrels: one billion, six-hundred-seventy million, two-hundred-forty-nine thousand, ninety-eight).

 

The top 40 breweries in the world, by volume, accounted for 82.8% of the world's total beer production. Of those, the top 10 were:

 

1. AB InBev (Belgium): 411,000,000 hectoliters (350,241,009.8 U.S. barrels). 21% of total world volume.

2. SABMiller (United Kingdom): 187,800,000 hl (160,037,132.97 bbl). 9.6%.

3. Heineken (Netherlands): 181,300,000 hl (154,498,041.58 bbl). 9.3%.

4. Carlsberg (Denmark): 122,800,000 hl (104,646,219 bbl). 6.3%.

5. China Resources Snow Breweries (China): 118,400,000 hl (100,896,680.21 bbl). 6.0%.

6. Tsingtao Brewery Group (China): 76,200,000 hl (64935194.53 bbl). 3.9%.

7. Molson-Coors (USA/Canada): 59,000,000 hl (50,277,906.52 bbl). 3.0%.

8. Yanjing (China): 53,100,000 hl (45,250,115.87 bbl). 2.7%.

9. Kirin (Japan): 46,600,000 hl (39,711,024.47 bbl). 2.4%.

10. BGI / Groupe Castel (France): 31,700,000 hl (27,013,722.65 bbl). 1.6%.

 

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Statistics from an annual report on the global business of brewing and hops from Barth-Haas Group, an international hop broker.

 

Full 2015 report: here.

 

[A barrel is equal to 31 U.S. gallons, or, approximately, 1.17 hectoliters.]

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