Export of Czech beer grows year-on-year

Published: 19.04.2018 Related countries:  United Kingdom United Kingdom

Czech beer is growing in popularity. Last year exports rose five per cent with the main demand in Europe coming from Slovakia, Germany and Poland while beyond the EU, Russia, South Korea and USA were showing a strong taste for the Czech product.

The Czech Brewery and Malt Association (ČSPS) reports that 20.3 million hectolitres of beer were produced last year. 

Lagers lead the market with their share nearing 50%. Also growing is the consumption of non-alcoholic beers and beer blends, including fruit beers and radlers.

The six large Czech breweries —Pilsner Prazdroj, Staropramen Breweries, Heineken ČR, Budweiser Budvar, Lobkowicz Breweries, and PMS Přerov — are joined by 29 independent breweries (such as Svijany, Bernard, Samson etc.) and approximately 400 mini-breweries and restaurant breweries, producing up to 10,000 hectolitres of beer. The mini-breweries represent about 2% of all domestic consumption.