In 2019, the 340 breweries, producing over 1,500 different beers, have invested EUR 332,412,000 in the breweries and about EUR 100 million in the hotel and catering sector. Directly and indirectly, the sector employs over 50,000 people. The Federal Planning Bureau has determined that the sectors’ contribution to the Belgian economy amounts to EUR 4 billion, or 1% of the BNP. In 2019, more than 25,000,000 hectoliters of beer were brewed, of which more than 70% was destined for export. To read the ’Annual Report 2019’, please click on the (...)
"Belgian Brewers" is one of the oldest professional associations in the world and almost all Belgian breweries belong to it. Its most important task is to defend the general interests of the brewery sector in the economic, social and ethical spheres.
The Belgian Brewers advocate a moderate and responsible beer consumption and play an important role in raising awareness of the implications of inappropriate consumption.