Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, has praised the UK’s brewing industry after new figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show that British brewers exported one billion pints over the last year.
Beer is the UK’s second biggest food and drink export, with British beer being shipped to countries as far as Japan and New Zealand, which in the last 12 months has brought a £600 million boost to the UK economy. In addition to this, the highest number of new beers going on sale for over a decade was recorded, highlighting the growing strength and diversity of the industry.
Andrew said, ‘As the home of British brewing, Burton can be proud in playing its part in exporting pints to beer lovers around the world. The increase in exports is a strong endorsement for an industry that remains so important to Burton.’
‘As the UK leaves the European Union, now more than ever, it is important that the ‘Made in Britain’ brand is promoted and that UK products are available on the shelves, or in the pumps, to people right across the world.’