For more than 120 years, the BarthHaas Report has focused on the most important key factors in the industry, in addition to the current political and social situation: The harvest balance of the past year.
From changes in hop acreage and harvest volume, to detailed key figures on alpha acid production, to worldwide beer output - the BarthHaas report is the industry report of the year.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying digitalization, groundbreaking topics are also in focus this year - for the entire industry, but also for future generations.
Check out the BarthHaas Report for more in-depth figures and information on last year's harvest balance, as well as the current situation in the global economy and exclusive statistics, such as the top 40 breweries worldwide.
In addition, you will gain insights into country reports of the most significant hop-growing nations.
Despite the prevailing Corona pandemic, hop acreage increased by 807 hectares, representing growth of 1.3 percent. This means that 2020 represents the seventh consecutive year of positive growth.
The USA accounts for the world's largest share of hop acreage (40 percent), followed by Germany (33 percent) and the Czech Republic (8 percent). According to current figures, hop acreage worldwide will continue to grow in 2021.
Get more background information on hop acreage, TOP 3 varieties in each country and projected acreage change in 2021.
At 122,000 metric tons, the 2020 harvest result is 6 percent below that of 2019. The main cause of the decline, despite increased acreage, was the below-average harvest in the USA. However, how many hops and what hop alpha quantity will finally be available to the market after the 2021 harvest will be decided by further weather conditions.
How have the hop acreages of the individual countries changed?
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Even though the amount of alpha harvested is only slightly higher than the previous year, it is still a new all-time record and this despite the fact that the harvest volume was 6 percent lower than the previous year. The explanation lies in the alpha acid level, which reached a below-average 9.8 percent in 2019 and was average at 10.4 percent in 2020.
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Intermediate estimates indicated that the decline in beer output in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic could be between 8 and 14 percent. In the end, the decline was 5 percent, or 92 million hectoliters. This puts global beer output in 2020 at 1.82 billion hectoliters, the same level as in 2008. Of the 172 beer-brewing countries, 97 recorded a decline. An increase was recorded in 37 countries.