Beer industry in Ireland

The Irish beer industry
  • Beer is Ireland's favourite alcoholic beverage with 46% market share.
  • Produces over 760 million litres of beer every year
  • Employs over 1300 people directly and supports about 40,000 jobs in the Irish economy.
  • Spends €400m purchasing goods and services in Ireland on everything from transport to agricultural products.
  • Injects €1.7b in added value into the Irish economy.
  • Exports over 40% of the beer produced in Ireland to many markets globally
  • Exports valued at €280 million.
  • Contributes €430 million to the exchequer in excise.