Economy and Jobs
How beer contributes to the European economy
A successful mix of world-leading multinationals, deeply-rooted regional breweries, and thriving SMEs, Europe’s 5000 plus breweries generate:
Over 2 million jobs, equating to 1% of all EU jobs
1,410,800 in Hospitality
Over €50 billion in value-added every year
€28.3bn from Hospitality
Over €50 billion in tax revenues every year
€10.02bn in Excise duties
Supporting a beer-friendly, prosperous and smart EU business environment
Brewers can continue to make a positive contribution to Europe’s 2020 Strategy for Growth and Jobs. To help the European Union achieve its goals brewers are together calling for:
- A supportive tax system for beer
Fair to beer, recognising its specifics and valuing the contribution of beer to economic recovery and job creation.
- Completion of the Single Market
Removing remaining barriers to growth and obstacles to further responsible and sustainable development for beer.
- Support to trade and investment
Fostering the competitiveness and ambition of Europe’s brewers when negotiating trade agreements with third countries.