In 2012, Belgium is estimated to have produced a total of 741 thousand tonnes of malt, using 98% of its total malting capacity, an industry report said earlier this month.
The Czech Republic only used 92% of its capacity to produce 526 thousand tonnes of malt.
Official data for France are not available yet, production in 2011 was 1.435 mln tonnes (99%).
Danish industry sources report total malt output last year at 245.898 thousand tonnes (89%).
Germany’s malt output is estimated to have reached last year 1.810 mln tonnes, using 90% of the total capacity (though official data is only available until October so far).
Dutch maltsters produced 330 thousand tonnes last year. In Poland, the capacity use was 99%, output totalled 380 thousand tonnes.
The UK malt output is estimated at 1.495 mln tonnes last year (93%). Spanish Maltsters Association estimates last year’s output at 460 thousand tonnes (93%). Slovakia and Sweden produced 251 thousand tonnes (90%) and 174 thousand tonnes (87%) respectively, industry sources reported.