The large Dutch brewery Heineken has announced that beer prices may rise rapidly as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine and rising production costs.
The price of popular Dutch beer will rise
The news came two months after the brewery confirmed that their beer prices would be raised to keep pace with rising Dutch inflation. Now, almost two months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Heineken has warned customers that soon they may have to shell out extra money for biertje.
Ukraine’s role as a key exporter of grain, which is called the breadbasket of Europe, means that producers are facing rising prices for ingredients. Heineken said the crisis in Ukraine combined with the European energy crisis and rising gas and electricity prices have forced the company to raise prices to keep up with rising costs.
Consumers in the Netherlands are facing rising prices
It is unclear what this will mean for customers, but buyers in the Netherlands have already faced rising prices for various products and services. According to data published by the Statistical Office of the Netherlands (CBS), food prices rose by 6.2 percent between March 2021 and the last month, while fuel prices rose by 36.5 percent over the same period.