The Netherlands is the largest beer exporter in the European Union

In all the years of this century, the Netherlands was the largest exporter of alcoholic beer in the EU, but the difference with Belgium is decreasing. The export value of beer is 75 percent higher than in 2000, but the Belgian export value has increased by almost fivefold in the period 2000-2020. Germany and France are the third and fourth exporters of alcoholic beer in the EU.

Worldwide there is a country that exports considerably more alcoholic beer than the Netherlands and that is Mexico. Especially in the last four years, Mexican beer exports have exploded and the country now exports twice as much beer as the Netherlands. The Netherlands is the second largest beer exporter in the world after Mexico.