Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
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.
India. Goa Minister slammed for approving beer factory
A spokesperson for AAP, Valmiki Naik, said that questions raised by them over the approval of a beer factory remained unanswered despite being raised in the State Legislative Assembly last week.
It may also be recalled that the government continues to draw criticism for passing the highly controversial ‘coconut tree amendment’ to the Preservation of Trees Act, which was seen as giving a green signal for such projects, which would otherwise encounter hurdles from environmental regulations due to their location in certain eco-sensitive areas.
Mr Mahadev Naik has not yet answered AAP’s question as to why the project was not approved in the Sanguem Industrial Estate. The Minister had admitted to the factory being in ‘red category’ after the Opposition cornered him during the Question Hour in the Assembly last week.
Mr Mahadev Naik also defended the project on the grounds that it had the potential to create 500 jobs. However, AAP had already questioned this possible defence, considering that such beer factories have fully automated processes and hence, manual intervention is minimal. Regardless, has the company in question given any guarantee of employment, and if yes, is there any assurance that preference will be given to locals? If not, then on what basis is Mr Mahadev Naik making such claims, questioned Mr Valmiki Naik.
The party is yet to get answers to points raised like the logic of having a water-heavy industry in an area with water scarcity, the adverse impact of the project on the tribal population, and the inevitable pollution in the form of effluent discharge into water bodies as well as strong odour from such units.
22 Mar. 2016