Four Chinese Beer Brands Among World’s Top 10 Best Sellers

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Four Chinese beer brands are among the world’s top 10 best-selling beers, according to market research firm Euromonitor International.

The business intelligence company’s 2015 ranking show that breweries Harbin, Yangjin, Tsingtao, and Snow were among the world’s top 10 best sellers based on market share. This likely accounts to China’s large population, which is anticipated to generate a steady beer demand.

Euromonitor noted that the growth of China’s beer sales is positive although moving at a slow pace.

Rocking the top spot is a lager beer from China called Snow. It is a joint venture between SABMiller and China Resources Enterprises and accounts for 5.4 percent of the market share. Its sales volume soared by 573 percent since 2005.

China’s Tsingtao also made its way on the second spot, grabbing 2.8 percent of the market share. It is a product of Tsingtao Brewery Co., the second largest brewery in China.

Trailing on the third and fourth places are US’ Bud Light and Budweiser with a reported market share of 2.5 and 2.3 percent, respectively. They also used to be on the top 2 spots way back in 2005. Meanwhile, Brazil’s Skol secured the fifth spot, grabbing a market share of 2.2 percent.

The sixth place is another local brand from China called Yanjing. It was dubbed as the “state beer of China” after it was served as the official beer at state banquets in the Great Hall of the People in 1995.

The Netherland’s Heineken lands on the seventh place but remains to be the oldest brand in the top. Its market share accounts for 1.5 percent.

The eight spot is owned by China’s Harbin. The company started brewing since 1900, making it China’s first brewery.

Landing on the ninth and tenth spots are Brazil’s Brahma and US’ Coors Light, accounting for 1.5 and 1.3 percent of the market share, respectively.