Economic Value

The Grolsch beer brewery is well-situated in the scenic area between Boekelo and Usselo, with easy access to road and water routes. Grolsch feels at home here, as do many of the brewery's employees.

Local, national and global
Grolsch's home in the east of the country is very important to the company, and Grolsch is proud to be an important contributor to the local economy. But our activities also contribute significantly to the national and global economies as well.

National economic growth
The beer sector is an important motor for the economy, worth 0.3% of the Gross National Product. Grolsch is a major contributor to this figure. Our economic contribution includes direct employment and the distribution and sale of our beers, but also purchases from local, national and global suppliers.

Facts & figures
Some facts & figures that illustrate Grolsch's economic value.

Grolsch's contribution to the economy:

• Volume produced: 2.6 million hectolitres of beer

• Total sales of Grolsch in the Netherlands: 1.5 million hectolitres of beer

• Total export: 1.1 million hectolitres of beer

• Grolsch's market share in the Netherlands: 13%

• Number of employees: 650

• Distribution in more than 60 countries

• Indirect employment: 8000 FTEs

• Total added value: 287 million euros

• Contribution to national treasury: 286 million euros (Including excise taxes, VAT and income tax)

Source: The contribution made by SABMiller to the EU Economy The Netherlands - Grolsch


The Dutch beer sector

The Dutch government earns more than 2 billion Euros in excise taxes, VAT and other taxes on the production and sale of beer. The Dutch beer sector contributes more than 2.6 billion Euros to the Dutch economy. Another 77,500 people are indirectly dependent on the sector in their professional capacity. Around 60% of the beer produced in the Netherlands is exported abroad.

(source: Nederlandse Brouwers)


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