10+1 trends of Russian beer market 2015-2017Despite of the moderately negative prognoses for 2017, the beer market can be stabilized soon. Yet the years of the negative dynamics have resulted in marketing being limited just to “optimization” and the art of balancing between price and volumes. Bigger supermarkets share means stronger trade marketing. These processes are connected to the majority of the described trends. At the same time, the federal brands inflation leads to searching for new tastes, sales channels and contact formats that expand the product range and diversify the beer market, but do not imply a substantial volume increase. Let us enumerate and further discuss the ten trends of the beer market we can see in 2015-2017 as well as the major event of 2017.
Beer market of Ukraine 2017In the first half of 2017, the Ukrainian beer market goes on decreasing slowly. Yet, the companies manage to compensate their lost volumes by raising prices and improving the sales structures. This results in the mid price market segment reduction while the sales of premium brands are rising. These processes are connected to position strengthening of companies Carlsberg Group and Oasis and the market share reduction of Obolon. Most of the novelties by the market leaders belong to craft or hard lemon categories.
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.
World beer output grows 1.6% in 2010
In Europe, output is down for the third year in a row, this time by twelve million hectolitres, taking it to 542 million hectolitres. There has been a sharp decline in production in Russia, Germany (-2.4 million hectolitres), Romania, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. In contrast, output in Poland increased by 1.7 million hectolitres.
On the American continent, North and Central America experienced a slight decrease in output: the main fall in production was in the USA and Mexico. The large increase in output of seven million hectolitres in Brazil was decisive for growth in South America.
As in previous years, the beer market in Asia boomed. With an increase of more than 34 million hectolitres, output was up by almost six percent. Output increased by almost 25 million hectolitres in China alone, which gives it an 86% share in world growth. A considerable increase in output of almost four million hectolitres was also recorded in Vietnam.
Africa saw production increase by 7.2 million hectolitres. An output increase of 7.2 percent meant that Africa was simultaneously the continent with the highest growth rate. The result was contributed to by Nigeria, where output grew by 1.6 million hectolitres, Zimbabwe, with production up by around a million hectolitres, and South Africa, where 0.8 million hectolitres more were produced.
In 2010, almost 92% of total world beer output was brewed in the 40 main beer-producing countries. The world’s top beer-producing country is and remains China, with an output of more than 448 million hectolitres, followed by the USA. Third place goes to Brazil, pushing Russia back into fourth place. As in the previous year, Germany, with beer output of around 95.7 million hectolitres, is number five in the international rankings.
Five brewing groups account for 50% of world beer production
Almost half of the world beer market is dominated by the five major brewing groups AB InBev, SABMiller, Heineken, Carlsberg and China Resource Brewery Ltd..
Only three German groups take their place among the 40 biggest brewing groups: the Radeberger Group in 20th place, Oettinger in 34th place and the Bitburger brewing group in 37th place. The world market share of these three groups together is just 1.5%.
27 Jul. 2011