Beer Market Data from Beer Market Specialists. Sounds Logical.
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from Plato Logic Limited, 13th October 2009
Global beer consumption grew by 1.8% in 2008, but a sharp slowdown to less than 1% growth is currently forecast for 2009, according to Plato Logic’s latest annual “World Beer Report”.
China further strengthened its position as the world’s biggest beer market in 2008, achieving record sales of 407mhl. China’s margin over the USA stretched to over 150 million hectolitres, with Russia in third place just ahead of Brazil.
Chart – Top 5 Global Beer Markets, 2008
Source: Plato Logic Limited.
Looking at the 2009 projections in more detail, Plato Logic forecast the sharpest decline in beer consumption to be in Europe (-3.9%), where the East European markets have been among those worst affected by the downturn. In contrast, volumes for the total Americas region are projected to be flat. Driven by China, Plato Logic are forecasting more than 4% growth in 2009 for the Asia/Pacific region and Africa/M.East is also projected to grow.
Chart – Top 10 Global Beer Brands (ranges)
World’s Leading Beer Brands, 2008, million hl
Source: Plato Logic Limited. Note: Bud Light includes Bud range e.g., Dry, Ice
Published every year since 1994, the Plato Logic “World Beer Report” is a standard source of reference and is used throughout the international brewing and allied industries.
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