Barth-Haas 2016 Hop Market and Crop Development Report
Worldwide hop acreage grows by almost 4.000 ha (+7.8%) to 55.509 ha
The newly released 2016 Hop Market and Crop Development Report from the Barth-Haas Group paints a favourable picture of the ongoing supply of worldwide hops.
Growing conditions in all regions has progressed as planned, with most countries expanding their hop acreage for 2016. Specifically, Australia alone has increased their acreage from 488 ha in 2015 to 545 ha in 2016. A total change of 57 ha (an 11.7% increase).
The US has now become the largest hop producer in the world, adding a total of 3,110 ha in 2016. China is the only country amongst the larger hop producers with a declining acreage, estimated to be down by 324 ha from 2015 due to local industry conditions.
More information in the attached report.