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.
AmBev Is One Way To Play Brazil Strength
Credit default swaps, which peg the cost to insure debt against default, are 41.2 basis points on Brazilian bonds vs. 49.7 on U.S. bonds, Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Wednesday.
Brazil's economic growth also is faster than that of the States. Brazil grew GDP 7.5% last year vs. 2.8% for the U.S., according to the CIA's World Factbook.
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV), or AmBev, is one way to play Brazil. The company makes beer and soft drinks.
Of the 35 Brazilian stocks in IBD's database that trade in the U.S., none have a higher Composite Rating than AmBev's 98.
Earnings jumped 17%, 52%, 55% and 32% in recent quarters. Sales rose in a 15% to 17% range in the same period. After-tax margin advanced on a year-ago basis in each of the past five quarters.
AmBev's beer market share is 69% in Brazil. The retail beer channel in Brazil has almost 1 million points of sale, which poses a barrier to entry for potential competitors. AmBev has an 18% market share of the carbonated soft drink market in Brazil vs. 59% for Coca-Cola (KO).
18 Jun. 2011