Malt Market Overview in the European Union
In value terms, malt production totaled $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of malt production in were Germany ( tonnes), France ( tonnes) and Belgium ( tonnes), together comprising % of total production. These countries were followed by Spain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and Lithuania, which together accounted for a further %.
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of malt production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while malt production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The revenue of the malt market in the European Union amounted to $ in , picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to , the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.
In Germany, malt consumption declined by an average annual rate of -% over the period from 2007-. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Spain (+% per year) and the Netherlands (+% per year).
In value terms, Germany ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($). It was followed by France.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate of value in Germany amounted to -%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Spain (+% per year) and France (+% per year).
The countries with the highest levels of malt per capita consumption in were the Netherlands ( kg per person), Denmark ( kg per person) and Germany ( kg per person).
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of malt per capita consumption, amongst the key consuming countries, was attained by Italy, while malt per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.