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Beer Volumes Found Bright Spots

By July 22, 2021Top News

Beer continued annual volume declines with a 2.8% loss in the U.S. in 2020 – volume gains in imported beer (+3.1%) and declines in domestic beer volume (-4.4%) are notable. Imported beer grew market share at +21.8%, up from 20.6% in 2019, according to the IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. No- and low-alcohol beer proved a bright spot for the category, however, and the category is expected to continue to grow. Volume consumption of no-alcohol beer is projected to outpace that of low-alcohol beer, with no-alcohol beer forecast to grow by volume CAGR of 23.6%, 2021-2025. Flavored beer grew +10.4% in the U.S. last year, including sales driven by cheladas and radlers.


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