New Report on the Global Economic Impact of the Beer Sector

The first-ever worldwide report to assess the beer industry’s global economic impact found that 1 in every 110 jobs in the world is linked – through direct, indirect, or induced impact channels – to the beer sector, and that it contributed 555 billion USD of gross value added (GVA) to global GDP in 2019. Authored by Oxford Economics on behalf of the Worldwide Brewing Alliance (WBA), the report found the beer industry also helped generate 262 billion USD in government tax revenue in the 70 countries studied, which account for 89% of beer sold worldwide, and supported an estimated 23.1 million jobs.


Join WBA and Oxford Economics for a special event on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 9am EST, to dive into the report’s findings and why beer matters for the global economy.

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