New Zealand’s beer industry worth $2.3 billion

From, by Aimee Shaw

Above picture: There are 218 breweries in New Zealand, an industry report shows. Photo / 123RF

Originally posted on 18 Feb, 2019 10:58am

New Zealand’s brewing industry is worth $2.3 billion and there are now more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the world.

According to an industry report put together by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), New Zealand has 218 breweries – more per capita than the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

The beer industry contributed $646 million to GDP in the year to March 2018, made up of $331m in GST and $315m in excise tax. The industry employs approximately 22,000 people.

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