Slovakia grew the most among its fellow EU members – in beer production

In 2020, over 203 million litres of alcoholic beer were produced in Slovakia.

(Source: SITA)

Slovakia recorded the largest growth among EU member states in beer production from 2019 to 2020.

The Eurostat statistics office reported that while Germany remains the top beer producer in the EU, Slovakia posted the highest year-on-year increase in the production of beer containing alcohol, reaching a total of 203 million litres of beer produced. This represents a 25-percent increase. Slovakia was followed by Greece, Lithuania and France with a 3-percent increase in beer production each.

Slovaks also want new beer varieties and tastes Read more 

The published data indicates that in 2020, almost 32 billion litres of alcoholic beer were produced in the EU. On top of that, member states also produced 1.4 billion litres of beer which had an alcohol content ranging from 0.5 to 0 percent.

Thus, overall EU beer production in 2020 rested at 74 litres per capita.

In a year-on-year comparison with 2019, the overall production of alcoholic beer decreased by 8 percent in 2020 for the EU due to the pandemic, while the production of non-alcoholic beer remained stable.

How to brew beer: This small brewery lets visitors see for themselves Read more 

Among member states, the largest producer of alcoholic beer was Germany, producing 7.5 billion litres or 24 percent of all the beer produced by the EU in 2020.

Trailing behind Germany was Poland, producing 3.8 billion litres (12 percent of all beer produced in the EU), Spain (3.3 billion or 10 percent) the Netherlands (2.5 billion or 8 percent), France (2.1 billion or 7 percent), Czechia (1.8 billion or 6 percent) and Romania (1.7 billion or 5 percent).

Top stories

News digest: Prosecutor calls charges against journalists unlawful and unfounded

Editors-in-chief supported accused journalists before charges were dropped. Poll unveils how an ideal foreigner should look. No vote on changes to the Citizenship Act.


13 h
The latest Focus poll has found that 57.7 percent of Slovaks think the government should not be lenient when it comes to taking refugees in.

Show us you belong and we will accept you. Poll shows Slovaks' attitudes to foreigners

The latest Focus poll unveils how an ideal foreigner looks to Slovaks, and if Slovakia can ever become a home to foreigners.


20. sep
The media have condemned the change, approved by MPs, that extends the moratorium to 50 days

We condemn the latest attack against journalists

Slovak journalists stand behind their colleagues from Denník N.


24 h
Former special prosecutor Dušan Kováčik escorted to the courtroom on September 20.

The ten strongest points of the verdict against former special prosecutor

Dušan Kováčik is the first high-ranking official under the Smer-led governments to hear a guilty verdict on corruption charges.


20 h
Skryť Close ad