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....
Japan. Asahi Breweries Ltd. plans to expand its exports of beer
Hirano said Asahi Breweries plans to strengthen sales of its beer at international airports and luxury hotels overseas. It "aims to take active promotion measures at places where high-end premium beer sells well," he said.
The subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. set up a new department in charge of international business in January that took over overseas sales operations involving Super Dry beer and Nikka Whisky from the parent company.
Asahi Breweries sold some 8.18 million cases of Super Dry overseas last year. One case contains the equivalent of 20 633-milliliter bottles.
Super Dry "has become increasingly known among foreign visitors to Japan," Hirano said.
If overseas Super Dry sales reach 20 million cases a year, the factory operating rate in Japan will improve, he said.
Asahi Breweries plans to examine whether its products can be made at four European brewers that the parent company plans to acquire later this year. The investigation is expected to take several years. Wholly owned subsidiaries are best-suited places for overseas production of Asahi Breweries' beer, Hirano said.
Referring to domestic operations, Hirano said Asahi Breweries aims to gain the top position in all alcoholic beverage categories.
The company plans to provide more restaurants with beverage dispensers that keep beer and highballs below zero degrees Celsius in order to beef up sales.
3 Jun. 2016