Beer Institute Estimates U.S. Beer Shipments Down by 4.6% in 2022
U.S. brewers shipped an estimated 161,586,015 barrels of beer in 2022, a 4.6% decline versus 2021, according to the Beer Institute (BI).
The BI figure is considered an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
The decline is equivalent to a loss of 7,762,205 barrels of beer year-over-year. It is significantly larger than the year-over-year decline recorded in 2021 which was down 0.7% (1,141,606 barrels).
The December 2022 estimate is 11,900,000 barrels, a decrease of 14.1% compared to December 2021 removals of 13,848,277 barrels.
The BI press release here.