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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.

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA – a common company name symbolizing “Everything from a single source”

Within the last few years, our companies from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and China have grown together under the umbrella of the CIMC Enric Tank and Process B.V. (CETP). Our companies will be presenting itself under a common company name.

In the future, all companies belonging to the CETP Group will be operating in the market under the corporate name ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA. The country-specific assignment is ensured by means of the legal form, such as GmbH or B.V.
This change of the name emphasizes the joint activities of the companies and underlines that the brand ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA always provides individual and tailor-made solutions from a single source. The services are offered worldwide, with the highest quality and the reliability of a global group of experts.
With effect from October 1, 2015 the companies will be operating under the following names:
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH (formerly ZIEMANN International GmbH), Germany
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA B.V. (formerly HOLVRIEKA Ido BV), The Netherlands
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA International B.V. (formerly HOLVRIEKA International BV), The Netherlands
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA A/S (formerly HOLVRIEKA Danmark A/S), Denmark
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA N.V. (formerly HOLVRIEKA NV), Belgium
- ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA Asia Co., Ltd (formerly HOLVRIEKA China Company Ltd), China

1 Oct. 2015

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