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. Alcohol content in beer being altered ?
Though the Excise department is yet to receive a written complaint, there is a possibility that alcohol content in beers is being increased to attract more customers.
Sources said some beer parlours in Vadakara are under suspicion following the strange behaviour of patrons after consuming it.
Officials are clueless over how alcohol content in beer can be increased.
Excise Department officials say the procedures involved in the production and bottling of beer will never leave any loophole for the local suppliers to try any adulteration. The aerated bottles can not be opened for changing the alcohol content, but, it is possible at the point of local production units, they add.
A senior official of the Excise Department told The Hindu over the phone that the issue would be taken up for clearing public apprehension over beer consumption.
The officer also pointed out that the inspection and sample collection of the aerated bottles from the parlours would be a difficult task, but, it would be done to check the fact.
“We are very much aware of the attempts on the part of the illegal players to cash in on the trade following the closure of a large number of bars,” he said.
5 Apr. 2016