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The most popular beer in the world is one you've never heard of

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New info from GlobalData Consumer reveals that China-owned Snow beer is the most popular of its kind in the world 

The world loves beer – and last year we shelled out $661 billion for that sweet, sweet nectar.

But if you had to guess the world’s popular beer, you’d probably find yourself stumped (unless you’re from China).

Because, according to global sales by volume as estimated by GlobalData Consumer, the top-ranking beers are dominated by Asian varieties.

Here, via Business Insider, are the 10 best-sellers beers in the world, where they’re from and how much was sold in hectolitres (aka one hundred litres): 

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10. COORS LIGHT

Brewed in: United States
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 26.5 million

9. CORONA

Brewed in: Mexico
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 28.8 million

8. YANJING

Brewed in: China

Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 29.7 million

7. HARBIN

Brewed in: China
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 29.9 million

6. HEINEKEN

Brewed in: Netherlands
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 34.3 million

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5. SKOL

Brewed in: Brazil
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 35.1 million

4. BUD LIGHT

Brewed in: United States
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 44.8 million

3. TSINGTAO

Brewed in: China
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 49.0 million

2. BUDWEISER

Brewed in: United States
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 49.2 million

1. SNOW

Brewed in: China
Estimated 2017 hectoliters: 101.2 million

Snow beer takes the top spot

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