The numbers are for Czech beer exports. Unsurprisingly, their biggest market was in Germany. Their neighbour taking 59% of the total. The quantity having increased considerably from 1935. Luckily for the Czechs, as several other countries took considerably less Czech beer in 1936 than in 1935. Only Germany, the USA and the UK increased their imports.
I'm a little surprised Austria didn't import Czech beer, the two having been in the same country less than two decades previously. And what was going on in Italy? Why did imports fall so dramatically from 1,345 hl to just 3 hl?
I assume that most of the beer being was Pilsner Urquell along with some Budvar.
Let's put the numbers into context. Assuming the annual total was double that of a half year at 80,000 hl. That's about 50,000 UK barrels. In 1936, the UK exported 325,058 barrels, or nearly seven times as much. At the time the UK population was about 47 million and Czechoslovakia's about 15 million. Meaning that, per head of population, Czechoslovakia's beer exports were only about half that of the UK.
|Czech beer exports in 1935 and 1936|
|Country||1st half 1935||1st half 1936|
|Przegląd Piwowarsko-Słodowniczy: organ Związku Piwowarów w Polsce 1936 wrzesień R.2 Nr3, page 65.|