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World’s beer production hits record high

on 09/08/12 at 7:40 pm


The world’s appetite for beer hit a new high last year, with China leading the way, according to a new report.

The report commissioned by Kirin Holdings said it was the 27th consecutive year that beer production increased. The continued rise is said to be from the robust beer demand in Asia and developing countries.

50.9 billion gallons of beer were produced last year, up 3.7% from 2010, according to the research report with China the world’s largest beer producer – accounting for about 25% – for the 10th straight year.

The US saw a slight decrease in production from the year before but still ranked second at 11.7 %, followed by Brazil and Russia.