Beer Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Beer Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

  • April 2021 •
  • 110 pages •
  • Report ID: 5765024 •
  • Format: PDF
The global beer market reached a value of US$ 623.2 Billion in 2020. Beer is an alcoholic beverage that is widely consumed around the world. It is mostly produced by fermenting cereal grains, water and yeast for a set period. Often, ingredients like herbs and fruits are also used to add a specific flavor and fragrance to the drink. The alcohol content in beer generally ranges from less than 3% to 40% by volume (ABV), depending on the style and recipe of the formulation. If consumed in moderation, beer is known to prevent diseases related to the heart and circulatory system, including atherosclerosis, angina, stroke and heart attack.

With a rise in the number of social drinkers, particularly in Asian and African countries, on account of improving economic scenario and growing middle-class population, the demand for beer has increased. Alcohol-free and low alcohol beer have also gained popularity, especially among young consumers trying to make positive lifestyle choices and manage their alcohol intake. Beer manufacturing companies are also introducing several new products and brands to expand their consumer base. Moreover, the rising influence of social media, increasing internet penetration and growth of the e-commerce sector have enabled manufacturers to create improved retailing channels and market presence. However, the on-premise sales of beer are anticipated to decline in the short term due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and subsequent lockdowns, as individuals practice social distancing measures and avoid gatherings and outings. On the other hand, some regions are witnessing an uptick in demand for go-to beer packs, as well as home delivery services by breweries. Looking forward, the analyst expects the global beer market to exhibit stable growth during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Breakup by Product Type:
Standard Lager
Premium Lager
Specialty Beer
Others
Standard lager represents the most popular product type as it contains low-alcohol content and lesser calories. Owing to this, it has gained popularity amongst health-conscious consumers who prefer to consume lower amounts of alcohol.

Breakup by Packaging:
Glass
PET Bottle
Metal Can
Others
Amongst these, glass accounts for the largest market share, as it is one of the conventional materials used for packaging beer.

Breakup by Production:
Macro-Brewery
Micro-Brewery
Others
At present, macro-breweries dominate the market as they produce beer in large quantities, consequently offering it at an affordable price as compared to craft beer.

Breakup by Alcohol Content:
High
Low
Alcohol-Free
Consumers mostly prefer beer with a high alcohol content as they associate it with better taste and quality of raw materials.

Breakup by Flavor:
Flavored
Unflavored
At present, unflavored beer leads the market, accounting for the largest market share.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
On-Trades
Specialty Stores
Convenience Stores
Others
The majority of the beer is distributed through supermarkets and hypermarkets as they offer convenience and a wide variety of products to consumers.

Regional Insights:
Asia Pacific
North America
Europe
Middle East and Africa
Latin America
Region-wise, Asia Pacific exhibits a clear dominance in the market. This can be attributed to changing lifestyles, growing young population, and increasing acceptance of western cultural habits across the region.

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the market is characterized by the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players are Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Beijing Yanjing Brewery Company Limited, Carlsberg Group, Diageo plc, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc., Heineken N.V., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Groupo Modelo, United Breweries Group, Oettinger Brauerei Gmbh, Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd., Molson Coors Brewing Company and Tetra Laval.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the industry?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the beer market?
What is the breakup of the market based on the packaging?
What is the breakup of the market based on the production?
What is the breakup of the market based on the alcoholic content?
What is the breakup of the market based on the flavor?
What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?
What are the profit margins in the industry?