Luckily for you, I was crazy enough to spend my day off yesterday scanning tables and plonking them into a spreadsheet. There's too much data to put into a single table, so I'm only going back to 1995. I've got near complete data going back to 1946. If you're interested I can publish the older numbers, too.
Where is all that UK beer going in Europe? More than a third is going to Ireland, which might come as a surprise. My guess is that it's mostly stuff like Tennent's. In second place is France. Though the amount has fallen a fair bit since its peak of almost 1.5 million barrels in 2010. Third and fourth place is pretty close between Holland and Italy. Belgium is a long way behind in fifth. For a long period after WW I it was undisputed number one.
Considering the size of its population, there's quite a lot of beer going to Sweden. Lots of Fullers, I suppose. What beer is coming herre to Holland? You see a fair bit of Thornbridge about, but I can't imagine they're exporting anything like a quarter of a million barrels.
|UK exports to the European Union 1995 - 2016 (thousands of barrels)|
|Belgium & Luxembourg||80.7||46.1||51.4||493||34.9||22.1||9.9||38.2||39.8||147.1||40.1||90.5|
|Other EU Countries||8.1||6.9||2.3||10.7||26.0||52.4||42.2|
|BBPA Statistical Handbook 1999, page 9.|
|BBPA Statistical Handbook 2011, page 9.|
|BBPA Statistical Handbook 2017, p. 18.|