American Craft Beer Exports Set New Record Canada Largest Export Market

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Exports climb 72 percent from previous year

Boulder, CO • March 12, 2013 — The Brewers Association (BA)-the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers-today reported that the American craft beer industry set a new record for exports in 2012. Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, craft beer export volume increased by an astounding 72 percent compared to 2011, with a value estimated at $49.1 million.

Canada remained the industry’s largest export market, with shipments increasing 140 percent by volume (up to 68,180 barrels) in 2012. Significant gains have been made in Ontario and British Columbia, and American craft beers are now gaining distribution in other provinces.

Sweden and the United Kingdom remained the next two largest markets.

Read the complete Press Release with a world map showing the increase.