Romania 7th in EU by beer production

Romania ranks seventh in the EU in terms of beer production, with 1.7 billion litres in 2020, namely 5% of European production volumes.

Among the EU Member States, Germany was the top producer in 2020 with 7.5 billion litres (24% of the total EU production). Germany was followed by Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and the Czech Republic.

On average, beer consumption revolves around 74 litres per inhabitant per year.

Last year, almost 32 billion litres of beer containing alcohol were produced in the EU, according to Eurostat’s latest production statistics.

Comparing with 2019, Slovakia recorded the largest increase in the production of beer containing alcohol (+25%), followed by far by Greece, Lithuania and France (all +3%).

In contrast, beer production in Italy almost halved in 2020 (-46% compared with 2019), while large decreases were also observed in Croatia (-29%), Spain (-14%), Hungary (-13%) and Austria (-11%).


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