That is quite a set of stats:
Canada's beer industry is disproportionately domestic compared to that of other countries, the report released Tuesday found, as 85 per cent of the beer consumed in Canada is produced here. The report claims that for every dollar spent on beer in Canada, the impact on Canada's GDP (net of taxes) is $1.12. The brewing industry is bigger than Canada's dairy industry and 3.5 times larger than Canada's wine and spirits industries combined, the Conference Board says.
Here is the actual report from the Conference Board of Canada. One in 100 jobs in Canada are beer related. That's 163,000 jobs across the country. Years ago I did a few posts on things were bigger than. Using 2005 figures I determined that was bigger than things like wheat and movies. Bigger than the budget of the government of Nova Scotia. But dairy? The kids eat a lot of cheese... or at least it seems so.
Maybe now I should post on things like how heavy beer is seeing as the eggheads at the Conference Board of Canada have moved into my territory. You know, I just thought they told people how to put on conferences. For all this time...