The six biggest beer producing countries in Europe

5th December, 2018 by Edith Hancock

The UK imports more beer from both within and outside the EU than any other country in Europe, according to new data from The Brewers of Europe’s annual market report.

The report, which examines the overall production, sales and consumption of beer in Europe, found that while Britain is home to the most breweries of any country in the region, brewing 10% of all of Europe’s beer, it also buys in the most beer from overseas. The vast majority of those imports come from within the European Union.

British pubs, bars, restaurants and retailers bought more than 1 billion hectolitres (hl) of foreign beer last year, around 87% of which was sourced from inside the EU.

Europe’s beer production rose to an eight-year high in 2017, according….

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