German non-alcoholic beer production grows 74% over a decade

The production of non-alcoholic beer in Germany has increased by 74.1% over the past ten years, according to the latest data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).

In 2021, the country produced 411 million liters of non-alcoholic beer, worth around 358 million euros. Ten years ago, in 2011, production volumes amounted to 236 million litres.

The production of beer-based mixed drinks, such as Radler, containing a slightly lower percentage of alcohol than regular beer, has also seen growth.

The category’s production volumes have increased by 23.6% over the past decade, from 326 million liters in 2011 to nearly 403 million liters in 2021.

Over ten years, this increase is significantly lower than that of non-alcoholic beer production, Destatis added.

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In 2020, data from market research firm Fact.MR revealed that the global non-alcoholic beer market is expected to grow at a positive CAGR of 7% between 2019 and 2027.

By the end of the forecast period, the non-alcoholic beer market will be worth more than $28 billion (€25.4 billion), he said.

In May this year, AB InBev said it was not on track to meet its target of 20% of its beer volume being alcohol-free and low-alcohol by 2025, said the director of sustainable development Ezgi Barcenas in an interview on the sidelines. of the World Economic Forum.

Elsewhere, Italian beer production reached 17.6 million hectoliters (hl) in 2021, topping both 2019 (17.3 million hl) and 2020 (15.8 million hl) figures ). Exports, which amounted to 3.8 million hl, are also higher than those of 2019 (3.5 million) and 2020 (3.3 million).

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