Ireland is the seventh largest exporter of beer in Europe by volume, according to a new report from The Brewers of Europe.
The Brewers of Europe is a Brussels-based organisation that represents breweries across the continent. Its new report indicates that 64% of beer in Ireland is consumed on-trade, which includes pubs, hotels and restaurants, and 36% is consumed off-trade.
The report shows that Ireland ranks third in Europe when it comes to the percentage of beer consumed on-trade.
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The beer industry's contribution to Ireland's economy is also highlighted by the report, which shows that excise duty revenues increased by 1.4% to €430 million between 2017 and 2018.
"Going From Strength To Strength"
Head of Drinks Ireland|Beer Jonathan McDade commented, "Ireland's beer industry is going from strength to strength, holding its own on the global stage against other major European beer producers.
"This is due to innovation, which is increasingly common within the sector here. From low and non-alcohol beer options to new flavours and tastes to a plethora of new craft players in the market, our beer industry has shown an ability to be agile to compete around the world."
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