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....
Malaysia. Guinness: Beer, stout price hike may drive up illegal consumption
"We are also concerned that the demand for illicit and unregulated alcohol products may increase," GAB managing director Hans Essaadi said in a statement.
He also said the hike would make their business harder amid an economy that is already bearing down on businesses and consumers,
"The state of the economy is having a significant impact on businesses and consumers and the latest increase in excise duty on beer and stout will make the environment more challenging to our industry," Essaadi said.
GAB, he said, will make price adjustments to its products in line with the new tax structure.
The Malay Mail today reported that excise duties for beer and stout were expected to go up by 10 percent. The current rate is 10 percent.
Malaysia has the third highest tax on alcohol worldwide behind Norway and Singapore.
9 Mar. 2016