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In 2021, the 408 breweries, producing over 1.500 different beers, have invested 311 million EUR in the breweries and 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 4 billion EUR, or 1% of the BNP. More than 73% of the beers brewed in Belgium in 2021 was destined for export. To read the ’Annual Report 2021’, please click on the link.

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"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.

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