Canada’s economy is supported by the country’s domestic beer industry, and a recent report claims that one out of every hundred Canadian jobs is created by something beer related.
Canada’s economy is supported by the country’s domestic beer industry, and a recent report claims that one out of every one hundred jobs is in the beer industry.
85 percent of the beer consumed in Canada was brewed there, and the brewing industry makes up around one percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
It contributes 5 point 8 billion dollars in tax revenue, and it is reportedly bigger than the dairy farming industry and three and a half times bigger than the market for wine and spirits.
According to a report from the Conference Board of Canada, adults drink an average of 80 liters of beer annually, and beer makes up 45 percent of all alcoholic beverage sales in the country.
John Sleeman, the founder of Sleeman Breweries Ltd. and chair of the industry lobby group Beer Canada, said “Certainly as the baby boomers age, our drinking patterns change. But one of the things industry needs to do, as you may change your consumption patterns we need to make ourselves attractive and interesting to new consumers who are coming into the segment.”
It’s important to keep the industry going because it reportedly employs over 160 thousand Canadians.