10+1 trends of Russian beer market 2015-2017Despite of the moderately negative prognoses for 2017, the beer market can be stabilized soon. Yet the years of the negative dynamics have resulted in marketing being limited just to “optimization” and the art of balancing between price and volumes. Bigger supermarkets share means stronger trade marketing. These processes are connected to the majority of the described trends. At the same time, the federal brands inflation leads to searching for new tastes, sales channels and contact formats that expand the product range and diversify the beer market, but do not imply a substantial volume increase. Let us enumerate and further discuss the ten trends of the beer market we can see in 2015-2017 as well as the major event of 2017.
Beer market of Ukraine 2017In the first half of 2017, the Ukrainian beer market goes on decreasing slowly. Yet, the companies manage to compensate their lost volumes by raising prices and improving the sales structures. This results in the mid price market segment reduction while the sales of premium brands are rising. These processes are connected to position strengthening of companies Carlsberg Group and Oasis and the market share reduction of Obolon. Most of the novelties by the market leaders belong to craft or hard lemon categories.
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.
Fiji. Vanuatu beer company forced to place contracts abroad
The cost of production alone by Vanuatu Brewing Ltd (VBL) appropriately VT125million ($F2.47m).
However, Tusker beer can is now available in Vanuatu, but is manufactured in New Caledonia.
Economically speaking, the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) says it is a lot cheaper to produce brewery products abroad than in Vanuatu.
"The VBL has been producing its Tusker can abroad because of a few issues in which two are mentioned above and are yet to be addressed by the Vanuatu Government," VCCI said in its newsletter.
"If the VBL is to relocate its entire operations abroad by mid-year 2016, the consequences in terms of employment and other factors would be huge.
Jobs will be lost and the Vanuatu Government would lose a lot of revenue through taxes."
"The trade imbalance would therefore grow larger. It is therefore important that to secure continuous employment for the local workers, local manufacturing companies such as the VBL needs to be supported, protected and promoted." Apart from national icons such as the Tanna Coffee and the others, Tusker is one of the few products that carried the Vanuatu brand and has the potential to be widely distributed within and outside the Pacific region.
Some countries such as Bali where tourism is their main revenue, it says are so proud of their national icons.
"These countries have understood the positive interactions between their tourism industries and their national icons."
29 Mar. 2016