Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is to build a brewery in Mozambique in the second half of 2019, in order to compete with rivals Heineken and take advantage of continued growth in Africa.

The facility will be built with room for expansion and initially have an annual production capacity of two million hectolitres. AB InBev has yet to reveal which of its brands will be produced at the facility.

According to Reuters, the African beer market has grown by 20 per cent this year, which has been reflected with numerous investments.

At the end of last year, Heineken started to build a $100 million brewery in Mozambique, with production expected to begin at the start of next year. Meanwhile, AB InBev recently invested in a new brewery in Nigeria and it already brews its 2M and Laurentina beer brands at another location in Mozambique.