Ever wonder which countries export the most beer? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global beer exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world beer exports were US$13.2 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $139.6 million worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. South Africa: $56.9 million
  2. Namibia: $51.6 million
  3. Togo: $7.8 million
  4. Nigeria: $6 million
  5. Burundi: $5.6 million
  6. Mauritius: $1.9 million
  7. Kenya: $1.9 million
  8. Ethiopia: $1.6 million
  9. Cameroon: $1.3 million
10. Egypt: $862,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $1.1 billion worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. China: $192.7 million
  2. Thailand: $185.5 million
  3. Singapore: $166 million
  4. Malaysia: $108.7 million
  5. South Korea: $90.9 million
  6. Japan: $87.4 million
  7. Vietnam: $57.7 million
  8. India: $43.8 million
  9. Turkey: $37.2 million
10. Hong Kong: $30.9 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $7.9 billion worth of beer led by the following EU members:

  1. Netherlands: $1.9 billion
  2. Belgium: $1.4 billion
  3. Germany: $1.3 billion
  4. United Kingdom: $814.5 million
  5. France: $391.3 million
  6. Ireland: $307.3 million
  7. Denmark: $287.4 million
  8. Czech Republic: $267.8 million
  9. Spain: $220.8 million
10. Italy: $201.5 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $257.9 million worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $78 million
  2. Argentina: $37.6 million
  3. Dominican Republic: $33.2 million
  4. Guatemala: $16.5 million
  5. Saint Lucia: $16.4 million
  6. Jamaica: $14.5 million
  7. Peru: $10.9 million
  8. Trinidad/Tobago: $10 million
  9. Uruguay: $6.2 million
10. Costa Rica: $5.3 million
Middle Eastern and Caribbean Exporters

Middle East exported $17.4 million worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $10.5 million
  2. Lebanon: $4.6 million
  3. Jordan: $1.6 million
  4. Israel: $421,000
  5. Oman: $201,000
  6. Palestine: $62,000
  7. Kuwait: $30,000
  8. Iran: $16,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $3.5 billion worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. Mexico: $2.8 billion
  2. United States: $614.4 million
  3. Canada: $112.4 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $53.1 million worth of beer led by the following countries:

  1. New Zealand: $26.4 million
  2. Australia: $23.8 million
  3. Samoa: $1.4 million
  4. Fiji: $514,000
  5. French Polynesia: $417,000
  6. Solomon Islands: $353,000
  7. New Caledonia: $74,000
  8. Papua New Guinea: $7,000
  9. American Samoa: $5,000
10. Vanuatu: $1,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of beer from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 2.6%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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