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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

15th IBD Africa Section Convention

ZIEMANN informs about resource-saving wort boiling and the processing of alternative starch sources

The 15th IBD Africa Section Convention will take place in Maputo, Mozambique from March 2 to March 5, 2015. ZIEMANN International GmbH, Ludwigsburg will use this platform to provide Africa’s brewing and beverage industry with first-hand information on current trends and innovations. The focus at the ZIEMANN stand no. 32 will be on the resource-saving wort boiling and the processing of alternative starch sources.

In addition to the proven mash filter TCM (Thin Layer Chamber Mash Filter) the new internal boiler Shark will attract the interest of Africa’s brewing industry. Shark is the first internal boiler with which the brewmaster is able to respond to the specific requirements of the individual boiling phases, even without additional technical equipment, such as transfer or vacuum pumps.

With his technical lecture “Pioneer wort boiling process with innovative internal cooker” Mario Allend?rfer, Sales Director Africa at ZIEMANN, will be presenting the latest scientific findings of the practical use of the internal boiler Shark. This lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 13:30 h.

For further information, please contact:
ZIEMANN International GmbH
Schwieberdinger Stra?e 86
71636 Ludwigsburg, Deutschland
Lucas Goebel
Phone: +49 7141 408 377
E-Mail: [email protected]


ZIEMANN provides innovative and tailor-made solutions for craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries – from the malt intake to the bright beer tank cellar. The product range in the area of the wort treatment extends from the malt intake, via grist mills, mash vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and whirlpools up to wort cooling systems. In the area of the cold block ZIEMANN offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast tanks and all required CIP tanks. ZIEMANN plans, engineers and automates the process and the cleaning technology in all production areas, including the installation of process pipework and the integration of all required utilities. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants – ZIEMANN provides innovative solutions and is a valued expert. Last but not least, ZIEMANN is a competent and reliable partner for craft breweries and large-scale breweries in the field of research and development. ZIEMANN supports its customers, for example, in developing individual beer recipes.


During the 15th IBD Africa Section Convention the focus will be on the new internal boiler Shark, besides the proven mash filter TCM

29 Jan. 2015



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