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.
Analysis of beer market in China
China’s transition to a “new normal” reality backfired on the brewing industry unexpectedly. Stagnation and subsequent market decline resulted from dynamic social and economic changes. There has emerged a “two speed” market where the medium class significance is growing, yet the share of main beer consumers, “blue collar” is decreasing. Also the inflow of consumers is shrinking, as demographics stopped being a growth driver. Finally, beer is giving way to other alcohol drinks....
VBL Vietnam not to sell Laru beer brand to China
Reporting to Secretary of the Da Nang City Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh, Leo Evers affirmed that the group was working to expand Laru market share.
He has rejected recent rumors of the deal, adding that it had greatly affected VBL's production and trading.
VBL Da Nang is a member of VBL Vietnam which is a joint venture between Singaporean Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) and Vietnamese Saigon Trading Group (Satra).
Last year the company contributed nearly VND1.7 trillion (US$76 million) to the city's budget, said Mr. Xuan Anh.
Secretary Nguyen Xuan Anh yesterday visited and launched New Year production and construction at some locations in the central city of Da Nang including Children Cultural House, Cat Tien Sa Seaport and VBL Da Nang.
17 Feb. 2016