Brazil: US Hops Exports to Brazil Reach New Record

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BR2022-0005

Although the COVID-19 pandemic hurt foodservice channels, beer consumption in the country grew steadily last year. Brazilians shifted from consuming beer away-from-home to at-home during the pandemic months. In addition, COVID-19 did not stop the opening of craft breweries in the country, with 1,383 new craft breweries registered in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) in 2020. Moreover, U.S. hops exports to Brazil hit a record as it adds value to Brazilian craft breweries. For further information, contact ATO Sao Paulo through atosaopaulo@usda.gov

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