Most of Czech hops is heading to Germany and China

Published: 06.11.2017 Related countries:  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Exports of hops also go to Australia, the US or South Africa. Last year, Czech traders exported about 3800 tons of hops worth CZK 988 million.

Hop production in the Czech Republic will total ca. 6,500 tons in 2017, down from 7,712 tons in 2016. Only the US and Germany produce more hops. More than 50% of Czech production is exported. China´s importance increased in recent years and China is the no. 2 export market for Czech hops, Hospodářské noviny reports. Czech hop growers overcame the financial crisis and the total size of hop fields has been growing again since 2013.