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. Alarming Rise in Beer Sales Raises Concern in Cerala
Beer sales had stood at 8.52 crore litres in 2013-14, and after the closure of bars, dropped by 84.30 lakh litres in 2014-15. However, with the government sanctioning 730 beer and wine parlours, sales shot up to 12.25 crore litres in 2015-16, an increase by 3.72 crore litres, showed a study by Alcohol and Drug Information Centre-India based on sales figures published by state-run liquor monopoly Kerala State Beverages Corporation Ltd (Bevco). IMFL (rum, brandy, whisky, vodka and gin) sales fell by 16.55 per cent, but beer and wine sales rose by 43.64 per cent and 143 per cent respectively. The spurt in beer and wine sales also saw a rise in the total volume (of rum, brandy, whisky, vodka, gin, beer and wine) of liquor sold by Bevco.
Overall sales went up by 24.37 lakh litres in the 2015-16 fiscal compared to 2013-14. Tipplers downed a little over 30.15 crore litres in 2013-14. In 2015-16, sales stood at a little over 30.4 crore litres. Wine sales in 2013-14 stood at 6.35 lakh litres. In 2015-16, it rose to 15.42 lakh litres. ‘’Nonetheless, the cumulative change in sales since the introduction of the new policy is encouraging. The cumulative dip in IMFL and wine and beer sales in 2014-15 and 2015-16 is to the tune of 2.45 crore litres, which comes to 22.11 per cent over the two years,’’ ADIC-India director Johnson J Edayaranmula said.
In February, WHO and World Alcohol Policy Alliance experts attending I-Con 2016, an international meet on alcohol policy organised by Excise Department’s Subodham Project in city, had specifically warned of the adverse impact of mushrooming beer and wine parlours.
25 Apr. 2016