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.
Ukraine. Obolon starts exporting beer to China
Beer supplies to China are carried by sea - from Kyiv via Odessa and the Indian Ocean. Obolon-brand products will be sold in the Wal-Mart retail chain of stores, in hotels and restaurants of the largest cities in China. The average price of a 0.5-liter Obolon beer bottle in a store will start from CNY 20 ($3.14).
According to research companies, China consumes more than a quarter of beer produced in the world. However, the consumption rate lags well behind Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium. Last year the average citizen of China consumed 35 liters of beer, the Ukrainian - 58L. and the German - 107L. Beer market in China is in the active stage of formation, which is a favorable condition for the further establishment of Obolon Corporation export program .
Sergiy Kravets, the director for foreign economic affairs at Obolon Corporation:
"The Chinese beer market annually grows by over 10% due to economic growth and the increase in living standards. Now foreign companies are free to enter the market of this country. The first negotiations on the future cooperation with the eastern partners were held at the SIALChina2010 international exhibition in Shanghai. They are resulted in conducting a contract to supply our beer"
7 Dec. 2011