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. Liquor ban may hit foreign tourists
Liquor would not be served even at the Asian countries monasteries in Bodh Gaya. More than two dozen such monasteries of Tibet, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Myanmar are located in Bodh Gaya. Most of the hotels and guesthouses served beer in their restaurants.
"Foreign visitors usually carry their own brand of liquor/beer/wine. Now, it would be a stupendous task for us to persuade them to stay and visit more historical/tourist places in Bihar," said a hotel agent at Rajgir, adding that they will prefer to stay at Varanasi or Kolkata.
There is also a great apprehension about police extorting money from people in the name of consuming liquor, feels a private guesthouse owner in Bodh Gaya.
The private guesthouse in the city residential areas also served liquor of the guest's choice. A large number of people from NGOs and corporate world used to get their choice of drinks in these guesthouses, a manager of a guesthouse in S K Puri locality said.
"People may obtain liquor from even a hardware and automobile repair shop at a premium price," said an erstwhile liquor shop vendor. "The decision to sell foreign made foreign liquor or wine or low-content alcohol like Breezer from state-run liquor shops in Bihar was only to lure high income group people or to attract visiting tourists on the pattern of Delhi or any other big cities. But now there is no scope for that also," said an MNC executive.
7 Apr. 2016