Beer sales in Germany fell by 5.5% or 508.2 million liters in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the Federal Statistical Office. The figures do not include alcohol-free beers and malt drinks, as well as beer imported from countries outside the European Union (EU).
Closed bars and restaurants, canceled parties and other major events due to the global pandemic caused a sharp decline, particularly in April (-17.3%) and May (-13.0%). In the summer months, there was a slight recovery in beer sales due to the relaxed restrictions.
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