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.
Beer-in-PET market to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015: study
According to the UK-based company's "Future of Beer in PET Packaging" study, PET beer bottle consumption totaled 6.0 billion units in 2010, which represents two per cent of the 293 billion world beer packaging market volumes. Going forward, one of the main drivers will be market penetration into areas not suitable for glass, Pira said.
In Asia-Pacific, China will lead demand for beer in PET, but here, PET beer bottle growth has been generally lower than was originally anticipated, Pira said.
How will other regions fare? Western Europe is forecast to grow PET beer bottle consumption at a relatively low rate. North America and South and Central America are forecast to show growth in PET beer bottle consumption during the period 2010-15, but from a very low base.
"Central and Eastern Europe is the dominant market for PET beer bottles, and the region is expected to show good growth for beer in PET going forward, but at rates lower than the 2003-08 pre-recession era," Pira said. "This is largely explained by growing market maturity and the imposition of higher taxes on beer in Russia and Ukraine."
"PET is showing increased demand from a number of different categories including juices and nectars, ready-to-drink teas, functional drinks, flavoured waters and beer. PET bottles are convenient, practical, lightweight and unbreakable," said Pira's Adam Page. "However, many brand owners remain reticent when it comes to using PET packaging for beer. Despite not taking off on a large scale in many traditional beer-drinking countries, there is still a huge amount of interest in the potential for beer in PET due to the perceived advantages. New technologies are helping challenge some negative perceptions and create opportunities for brewers, brand owners, packaging converters and suppliers."
26 Jul. 2011