Breweries Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry produce beer, ale, malt liquor, and nonalcoholic beer. Major companies include Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium), Asahi Breweries (Japan), Carlsberg (Denmark), China Resources (China), Heineken (the Netherlands), Molson Coors (US), and Tsingtao (China). DG Yuengling and Son is the leading US craft brewer by sales volume, according to the Brewers Association.

Competitive Landscape

Large breweries dominate the global beer market, but smaller craft breweries have gained market share in recent years by introducing a variety of new products that sell at higher price points. Some major beer makers have acquired popular craft brands to limit competition from the fast-growing sector. Small producers in some markets have also benefited from regulatory changes that have made it easier to self-distribute directly to retailers without having to sell through wholesalers. Breweries compete with distilleries, wineries, and other manufacturers of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

Products, Operations & Technology

The two primary categories of beer, ales and lagers, are distinguished by yeast types and brewing temperatures. Popular types of ale include pale and dark ales, India pale ales (IPAs), hefeweizens, porters, and stouts; lager varieties include pilsners, bocks, and Oktoberfest beers. American adjunct lager, by far the most popular beer style in the US, is a light-bodied beer with moderate alcohol levels that is characterized by the use of nontraditional grains such as rice and corn.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Breweries industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Breweries Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Breweries Companies:
20044.700284M | Philippines
10579.4M | Canada
9654.0M | United States
8250.0M | United Kingdom
7248.33245M | Japan
6448.70505M | Japan
4644.436437M | Mexico
4217.560652M | China
3466.03734M | Australia
2512.496776M | Australia
2512.496776M | Australia
2346.175428M | Nigeria
2287.288575M | Chile
2234.217528M | Philippines
2165.985717M | United Kingdom
2155.31335M | Japan
2090.761332M | United Kingdom
2054.37749M | Belgium
2030.466322M | Brazil
1943.669079M | Poland
1868.875943M | United Kingdom
1867.057975M | Japan
1861.344023M | United Kingdom
1774.4272M | Germany

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