Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
Analysis of beer market in China (on Russian)
Beer market of Ukraine: big three losing weightIn 2016, fast increase of excises and resulting price spike stood in the way of the beer market stabilization. Most of competition (as well as mass sorts) moved to the economy segment of the market. The biggest losses were incurred by the leading three, especially Obolon, which again experienced pressure after reallocation of Efes market share. However, one should already speak of TOP-4. Group Oasis CIS (PPB) became a strong player and competitor to transnational companies. Besides the net sales of many regional medium breweries look rather good and 16-fold cost reduction wholesale trade license for craft brewers opens up a possibility of rapid growth in 2017.
Ireland. Pub beer sales: an ailing market
In recent years the trend to drink at home has hit dizzy heights, and that’s nothing got to do with what’s in the beers.
Supermarkets and off-licenses now account for a third of all alcohol sales in the country as more and more people choose to party at home citing the cost of drink in pubs as the reason for not socialising in pubs more often.
Beer’s share of the alcohol market fell below 50pc last year for the first time ever, while cider was also down from 9pc to 8pc.
Wine sales continue to soar, however, up to 26pc from 23pc. There was also a slight increase in spirits’ market share, 18pc to 19pc.
The Irish Brewers' Association said that although the beer market looked to be stabilizing in 2010, there was a significant shift in sales from pubs to supermarkets and off-licenses.
Senior executive at the association, Stephen Lynam, said: "The report contains good news and bad news for Ireland’s brewing sector.
"Although sales are down, the decrease is relatively minor compared to recent years.
"The steady decline of the last ten years, which accelerated in 2008 and 2009 has slowed. Net exports are up and production in Ireland’s breweries has increased as well.
"Unfortunately, the report shows the continuing decline of the pub sector. We already know that the pub trade has lost a quarter of its business in the last few years, and this has had a subsequent impact on beer sales.
"Simultaneously, we have seen an increase in beer sales in off-licences and supermarkets; 33pc is sold in the off-trade, up from 29pc in 2009."
11 Jun. 2011