The world’s top fifteen beer brands [table]

a-b inbev modelo corona merger

Here is more context after today’s announced deal in which A-B InBev will buy the remaining stake in Grupo Modelo for $20.1 billion. The deal is the second-largest in beer industry history only to InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch in 2008 for $52 billion.

A-B InBev, once approved, would take the reigns of an additional thirteen brands including Corona, “the #1 Mexican beer sold in the world,” Modelo Especial, Victoria, Pacifico and Negra Modelo. Plato Logic reports that Grupo Modelo sold nearly 32 million hectoliters of Corona in 2010, giving A-B InBev its eighth out of the world’s fifteen top-selling beer brands.

Below is the data from UK-based research firm, Plato Logic, for 2010 (2011 data unavailable).

The World's Top 15 Beer Brands
Rank Brand Company Sales in MM HL
1 Snow (portfolio) SABMiller 84.1
2 Bud Light A-B InBev 55.6
3 Budweiser A-B InBev 41.0
4 Skol A-B InBev 40.4
5 Tsingtao Tsingtao Brewery Group 35.1
6 Corona A-B InBev 31.9
7 Brahma A-B InBev 31.8
8 Beijing Beer Asahi Breweries 30.5
9 Heineken Heineken 28.9
10 Coors Light Molson Coors 25.5
11 Miller Light SABMiller 18.7
12 Harbin A-B InBev 17.8
13 Baltika Baltika 16.6
14 Antarctica A-B InBev 15.9
15 Busch A-B InBev 15.8
Total 489.6

Source: A-B InBev

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