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5 Stats on the U.S. Beer Market

  1. In 2016, the U.S. was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with an amount of 221 million hectoliters, second only to China. In the year 2017, 4 million barrels of beer were sold by the U.S. beer industry – that equals 2.9 billion cases of 24 12-ounce beers.
  2. There are 6,372 breweries in the U.S. as of 2017, a 16% growth from the 5,491 breweries in 2016.
  3. As of 2017, the retail value of the U.S. beer market is $111.4 billion, with craft beer sales accounting for 23% of the market at $26 billion.
  4. In 2017, S. beer volume sales dropped 1.2%, but craft brewer sales grew at a rate of 5% by volume, reaching 12.7% of the U.S. beer market by volume.
  5. The market share of brewers as of 2017 of the competitive U.S. beer industry falls at 41.6% for Anheuser-Busch, 24.3% for MillerCoors, LLC, 8.9% for Constellation, 3.8% for Heineken USA, 2.3% for Pabst Brewing, and the remaining 19% is all other domestic and imports.
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