Which Country Produces the Most Hops in the World?

Beverage Crops October 27, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of hop production were Ethiopia (39 thousand tonnes), Germany (38 thousand tonnes), the United States (35 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 79% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of hop production among the main producing countries was attained by the United States (+3.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Top 10 Hop Producing Countries in the World

1. Ethiopia (39K Tonnes)
2. Germany (38K Tonnes)
3. United States (35K Tonnes)
4. China (7K Tonnes)
5. Czech Republic2 (7K Tonnes)
6. Poland (3K Tonnes)
7. Slovenia (2K Tonnes)
8. Democratic People's South Korea (2K Tonnes)
9. Albania (2K Tonnes)
10. Spain (1K Tonnes)

Global Hops Production

Global hop production amounted to 141 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +6.5% against the previous year level. Overall, the global hop output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +1.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014, when the output figure increased by +13% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global hop production attained its maximum volume of 142 thousand tonnes in 2008. From 2009 to 2015, the total hop output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global hop production was primarily driven by growth of beer consumption and growth of Asian population. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the hop output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a measured expansion of the harvested area and a moderate improvement of the yield figures.

The world hop harvested area amounted to 86 thousand ha in 2015, which was 3.8% more than the previous year figure. The hop harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.7% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total hop harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand for globally.

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Source: World: Hops - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast