In 2020, Anheuser Busch InBev brewed more beer than any other producer across the globe, cornering 25.7 percent share of the world’s beer production. Following behind it, with less than half the production per hectoliter, were European giants Heineken and Carlsberg as the second and third largest world producers, respectively.

This data was collected and published by BarthHaas, a German hop trader that controls around 30 percent of the market share. As a whole, the total of the top 40 brewers’ beer output was 6 percent less than in 2019, but still responsible for 86 percent of beer production across the globe, according to the report.

According to BarthHaas, the 2020 production year displayed considerable movement within the rankings, especially in regards to markets affected by Covid-19. Carlsberg edged ahead, stealing the third-place spot above the brand China Res Snow Brewer, the most popular beer in China.

Germany was the most heavily represented country in the top 40 list, with seven brewing companies present, including Radeberger, Bitburger, and Paulaner groups. Japan showed a strong presence with Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, and Sapporo all appearing on the too 40 list. The five leading beer-producing countries by volume remained the same as 2019: China, USA, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany.

Check out the full list of the world’s largest breweries by output in million hectoliters:

# Company Country Million hl
1 AB InBev Belgium 467.4 
2 Heineken Netherlands  221.6
3 Carlsberg Denmark 110.1
4 China Res Snow Breweries China 106.9
5 Molson-Coors USA/Canada 84.5
6 Tsingtao Brewery Group China 80.0
7 Asahi Group Japan 56.3
8 BGI/Group Castel France 36.7
9 Efes group Turkey 36.2
10 Yanjing China 35.3
11 Grupo Petrópolis Brazil 31.0
12 Constellation Brands USA 30.2
13 Kirin Japan 27.7
14 Diageo (Guiness) Ireland 20.8
15 San Miguel Corporation Philippines 19.0
16 CCU Chile 15.6
17 Saigon Beverage (SABECO) Vietnam 14.5
18 Grupo Mahou-San Miguel Spain 13.5
19 Singha Corporation Thailand 12.6
20 Pearl River China 12.0
21 Damm Spain 11.5
22 Radeberger Gruppe Germany 11.1
23 United Brewery India 8.9
24 TCB Beteiligungsgesellschaft Germany 8.6
25 Oettinger Gruppe Germany 8.5
26 Suntory Japan 8.2
27 Swinkels Family Brewers  Netherlands 7.7
28 Beer Thai (Chang) Thailand 7.6
29 Sapporo Japan 7.4
30 HiteJinro South Korea 6.1
31 Krombacher Group Germany  6.0
32 Bitburger Group Germany 5.9
33 Paulaner Group Germany 5.7
34 Olvi Group Finland 4.6
35 Obolon  Ukraine 4.2
36 Royal Unibrew Denmark 4.0
37 Hanoi Beverage (HABECO) Vietnam 3.5
38 Estrella de Galicia Spain 3.4
39 Warsteiner Group  Germany  3.2
40 Veltins  Germany 2.9

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