The Belgians export twice as much home produced beer as they drink. The average Belgian drinks about 240 250ml glasses of domestically produced beer a year.
The volume of Belgian beer sold at home fell by 1.6% between 2016 and 2017, but its exports are on the rise. Last year, exports of Belgian beer grew by 8.7%, of which 17% was outside the EU.
The US is the largest export market, followed by France and the Netherlands. Exports to China grew by 8.3% year on year, while exports to South Korean consumers shot up by 66%.