OTTAWA, ON – Brewery trade organization Beer Canada has announced the release of its annual Industry Trends report, a document intended to “reflect, update and share new information involving the beer industry in Canada.”
Highlights of this year’s report, which covers data for 2015, include:
- Canadians consumed 22,707,133 hectolitres (hL) of beer last year, with 84% of it being domestically produced.
- Domestic beer sales increased 0.2% compared to 2014, while imported beer sales increased by 4.5%.
- There were 644 licenses breweries operating in Canada at the end of 2015, an increase of almost 108% since 2010.
- Cans are becoming an increasing popular packaging format, now holding a 54.7% share of the domestic beer market – an increase from 51.1% in 2014. Bottle sales dropped from 39.7% of the market to 35.4%, while draught remained unchanged.
For more details, see the full bulletin on the Beer Canada website.