Despite declining per capita beer consumption and relatively flat volume growth across traditional North American and European markets during the recession, beer producers have benefited from phenomenal growth in high-value craft beers and foreign-label beers during the past five years. At the same time, rising disposable incomes and consumers' shift from lower-quality, subsistence products to higher-quality, attractively branded beer have underpinned rising beer consumption and strong volume growth in emerging markets. Industry revenue has grown an estimated 3.2% per year on average to $136.4 billion in the five years to 2015.
The Beer Manufacturing industry primarily produces alcoholic beverages using malted barley, hops, brewer's yeast, water and some occasional adjuncts. Manufacturers of other alcoholic beverages, such as wine and spirits, are not included in this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.