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Wine or Beer?

October 10, 2018
By Taylor Martin, Economic Indicators Division

Do you prefer enjoying a good wine or an ice-cold beer? You may know your drink of choice, but do you know which one was exported at a higher rate in 2017? USA Trade Online provides all this information free of charge so you can find how much of your favorite beverage was exported from the United States on an annual or even monthly basis.

In 2017, the U.S. exported more beer than wine. In fact, we exported approximately 692 million liters of beer compared to 346 million liters of wine.

Where did all the alcohol go? The top countries importing U.S. beer and wine can be found below.

Exports of Beer

Country

Millions of Liters

Mexico

233

Chile

110

Canada

106

United Kingdom

25

South Korea

22

Exports of Wine

Country

Millions of Liters

United Kingdom

114

Canada

67

Japan

23

Germany

21

Belgium

19

The data was pulled by using the first four digits of the Schedule B number, also known as Schedule B headings. The wine heading is 2204 “Wine of Fresh Grapes…” and the beer heading is 2203 “Beer Made from Malt.” For additional information on Schedule B numbers, please see the Finding Your Schedule B Number blog.

If you are not a beer or wine drinker, there are data on other beverages such as whiskey, soft drinks and milk! To learn more about U.S. exports or imports, check out USA Trade Online for detailed statistics or contact the Macro Analysis Branch at 1-800-549-0595, Option 4.

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