The largest Dutch beer exporter in the European Union

In each year of the century, the Netherlands was the largest exporter of alcoholic beer in the EU, but the gap with Belgium is getting smaller. The value of beer exports is 75 percent higher than in 2000, but the value of Belgium’s exports has almost fivefold increased in the period 2000–2020. Germany and France are the third and fourth exporters of alcoholic beer in the EU.

Around the world there is one country that exports far more alcoholic beer than the Netherlands and that is Mexico. In the last four years in particular, Mexico’s 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.