The U.S. craft beer industry continues to expand, with 906 breweries opening in the country within the last year.

There were 5,562 breweries operating in the United States as of June 30, the Brewers Association, reported Tuesday (Aug. 1) as part of its mid-year report. The Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit group also reported that there were 2,739 breweries in planning.

Ohio has contributed its fair share to the expanding industry. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control issued 67 brewing permits from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The state has issued more than 240 brewing permits overall. (Some breweries hold more than one permit.)

The association also reported that production volume grew 5 percent in the first six months of the year, slower than in previous years when double-digit increases were common.

“The growth pace for small and independent brewers has stabilized at a rate that still reflects progress but in a more mature market," association chief economist Bart Watson said in a prepared statement. "The beer world is highly competitive and there is certainly a mixed bag in terms of performance. Some breweries are continuing to grow, whereas others are having to evolve their position and nurture new opportunities to ensure they keep pace. Many brewers are benefiting from on-premises and taproom sales, and recent state-based reforms have the potential to help brewers in new regions capitalize on this growth.”