Beer's global economic footprint

Commissioned by the Worldwide Brewing Alliance, this first-of-its-kind study investigates the beer sector’s footprint across 70 countries, which account for 89% of global beer production. We find that some $555 billion of GDP was supported by the global beer sector in 2019, sustaining around 23 million jobs and stimulating some $262 billion in tax receipts.

What you will learn:

  • The complexities of global linkages have meant that there has never been a full assessment of beer’s global footprint, until now
  • Using our Global Sustainability Model, we were able to trace how brewers, distributors, vendors, and all of the other firms in beer’s global value chain interact
  • The Model let us describe the scale of these interactions in terms of contribution to economies around the world through GDP, employment, and tax revenues

Topics: Economic impact, Retail, Consumer, Forward thinking newsletter - US, Sustainability

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