In 2020, the 379 breweries, producing over 1.500 different beers, have invested 275.574.000 EUR in the breweries and about 100 million EUR 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 70% of the beers brewed in Belgium in 2020 was destined for export. The English version of our 2020 annual report will be available soon.
"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.