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.
US. Beer shipments fall in 2011 to lowest level since 2003
Worldwide, suds shipments were down 2.9 million barrels, or 1.4%, from 2010, according to the latest newsletter from trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights.
Although the plunge in volume wasn't huge, the industry should take it seriously, the publication said.
"Big brewers need to regain drinking occasions taken by spirits over the last decade, especially among Millennials," the group wrote in a recent blog post. "Consumers continue to face [a] plethora of new beverage choices."
Top-ranked Anheuser-Busch InBev — which owns Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's and other brands — saw shipments slip 2.9 million barrels, or 2.9%, to 98.8 million barrels. That's the first time the company, which is attempting to innovate with new brands such as Bud Light Platinum, has shipped less than 100 million barrels in a decade.
MillerCoors saw shipments fall 3% to less than 60 million barrels.
Both companies also lost market share in 2011, with Anheuser-Busch down 0.7 of a percentage point to 47% and MillerCoors down 0.4 of a percentage point to 28.4%.
Heineken USA's shipments declined 3.9% while Diageo/Guinness USA dropped 2.4%.
Some companies, however, were on the upswing. Pabst Brewing Co.'s shipments were up 0.4% in the company's first boost since it purchased Stroh Brewery Co. in 1999.
Small brewer D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. of Pottsville, Pa., was up 16.9%. Samuel Adams owner Boston Beer Co. scored an 8% increase.
Alcohol sales in bars and restaurants are expected to rise this year, according to research group Technomic Inc. The wine sector is projected to have a 3.5% bump over the year, while beer sales will probably see a 2.2% increase, especially as craft brews become more popular.
17 Jan. 2012