Our economic and social contribution

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is one of the most iconic beer companies in Australia with our history dating back to 1832 with our Cascade Brewery.

As of October 2016, we are now a part of the AB InBev family, the world’s leading brewer.


Approximately 9 million Australians will drink beer at some stage this year

Australians pay among the highest beer excise in the world

Taxes on beer drinkers in 2015-16 netted the government almost $2.4b – $2.005bn in excise and $377m in GST

The most expensive ingredient in Australian beer is tax – tax accounts for one third of the price of a carton of full strength beer

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Australian Beer

Beer's contribution to the economy


OR1% of gdp

FTE jobs supported by beer


More Australians are drinking responsibly

Lowest alcohol consumption (litres per capita) in 40 years

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, 2015-16

12-17 year olds abstaining from alcohol

Source: Australian Government, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 2016

The beer industry supports local jobs in manufacturing, transport, retail, hospitality, tourism and agriculture.