On average, Mexicans consume 1.3 liters of beer per week: INEGI

According to INEGI, Mexico ranks 30th for worldwide beer consumption.

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The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) together with the National Chamber of the Beer and Malt Industry (Cerveceros de México) published the document. Get to know the beer industry . This is a report that describes what the economic outlook is from the beer and malt industries.

According to the information generated by INEGI, Per capita beer consumption in Mexico increased from 55 to 68 liters between 2014 and 2019 . That is to say, Every Mexican consumes 1.3 liters of beer per week on average . Because of this, Mexico ranks 30th in the worldwide beer consumption ranking.

Similarly, the beer industry is among the 19 most important economic activities across the country (out of a total of 288 classes of activities). Till here, The percentage of surplus value generated by this sector (47.0%) is higher than that of manufacturing industries (26.3%). . As a result, it is estimated that the brewing industry provides the highest wages to its workers in the entire alcoholic beverage industry.

Furthermore, according to the report, “for every peso produced from alcoholic beverages, 65 cents correspond to the production of beer.” It is notable that the average annual growth of beer production was 6.7% between 2013 and 2019.

On the other hand, there has also been a significant growth in micro, small and medium-sized companies producing beer. It is also estimated that there are currently 128 establishments dedicated to the production of beer (the average number of jobs generated is 117 people).

It should be noted that the export rate also increased by 13.1% from 1993 to 2019. Thanks to this, since 2010, Mexico has managed to position itself as the world’s largest beer exporter; In this way countries like Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands were left behind.

Image: INEGI

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