Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Barley costs have been high and volatile for malt producers over the past five years, causing revenue and profit to contract during the recession. However, increasing global beer production has boosted foreign demand for the industry's products. In addition, the rising popularity of craft beer and the "buy local" trend is expected to further raise demand for domestic malt over the next five years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Malt Production industry primarily sells malts to brewing and distilling companies domestically and abroad. This industry primarily sells one product – malted grain – which is used to make beer and whiskey. Malts are distinguished primarily by their end use in the production of beer or liquor, but also by the types of grain inputs used. The quality and type of grain used, which include barley, wheat, rye and corn, have a great influence on the end beer or liquor product sold.
Malts sold to brewers
Malts sold to brewers are estimated to account for about 85.0% of industry revenue, based on the number of brewing establishments, beer volumes and sales. Within this category, brewers loosely divide malts into base malts and specialty malts... purchase to read more