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....
India. Communists ready for a debate on liquor ban with Catholics in Kerala
In a statement here on Wednesday, Mr. Joseph said the KCBC’s attempt was to make it appear that the CPI Party Congress had adopted a resolution, which it had not done. The Tamil Nadu unit of the party had submitted a resolution seeking liquor ban at the Party Congress. This was done in the context of the withdrawal of liquor ban in Tamil Nadu. However, the Party Congress had rejected the resolution. The party had also taken action against the persons responsible for publication of the resolution which had not been adopted by the Party Congress. The party had published a compilation of the resolutions adopted by the Party Congress. It does not contain the resolution mentioned by the KCBC, he said. Mr. Rajendran said the CPI had fully endorsed the recommendations of the Udayabhanu Committee. The party firmly believed that abstinence and not liquor ban would be more practicable.
25 Feb. 2016