Global Malt Market Reached 21,2M Tonnes in 2015

Malt Liquors And Malt June 06, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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According to market research conducted by IndexBox, in 2015, the malt market amounted to 21,225 thousand tonnes, with a 2% decline over the last year. From 2007 to 2015, the malt market experienced a positive dynamic, growing with a CAGR of +2.9% from 2007 to 2015. In value terms, the market dropped by 23% in 2010, followed by recovery over the next two years and then further growth until it decreased again in 2014-2015, amounting to 10,394 million USD at the end of the period.

In 2015, exports accounted for about 33% of global malt output, a figure that declined by -8 percentage points from 2007. In several countries, a shortfall prevails in terms of domestic malt production; this is offset by imports, predetermining robust levels of trade.

In 2015, the volume of global malt exports remained stable, amounting to 7.3 thousand tonnes. However, in value terms, the dynamics of exports was more pronounced. Exports stood at 3.5 billion USD in 2015, a decrease of 546 million USD (or 14%) against the previous year. In 2015, the main global suppliers of malt were France (1.194 thousand tonnes) and Belgium (997 thousand tonnes), together comprising 30% of global exports.

In 2015, the value of total malt imports amounted to 3.4 billion USD, a decrease of 17% against the previous year. In physical terms, imports of malt fluctuated mildly. Imports of malt fell to 6.4 million tonnes in 2015, 375 thousand tonnes (5%) less than the figure recorded in 2014. Amongst the main malt importing countries, Brazil (726 thousand tonnes), Belgium (510 thousand tonnes), Japan (507 thousand tonnes) and the U.S. (412 thousand tonnes) were the main destinations for malt imports, together making up 33% of total imports.

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Source: World: Malt - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025