In Portugal, in 2021, 6,712 thousand hectoliters of beer were produced, of which 6,616 with alcohol and only 96 without alcohol. This means an increase of 2.3% compared to the values recorded in 2020, when 6,559 thousand hectoliters of beer were produced in Portugal, 6,491 of which with alcohol, and 98 of which without alcohol.
A report by one newspaper found that in terms of consumption, there was also an increase compared to 2020, of 6.7%. In 2021, the Portuguese consumed 5,001 thousand hectoliters of beer, which meant an average consumption of around 48 litres per inhabitant. A number higher than the 46 litres consumed per inhabitant in 2020, but still below the values recorded in 2019, when the Portuguese consumed, on average, 53 litres of beer per inhabitant.