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. Bihar government reneges on its promise to allow liquor export: Firms
A brewery firm official said the excise department granted export permission only once in April to the United Breweries and Carlsberg for 28,800 and 92,000 cases, respectively.The manufacturing firms, after the prohibition, had applied and got permits from the neighbouring and northeastern states to import liquor from Bihar. They paid hefty excise and import duty for that, but the Bihar government sat on the files till the validity of their permits expired.Senior manager of a liquor firm said they had applied thrice to the state excise department for permission to export liquor to Jharkhand, but the department refused citing unavoidable reasons."We deposited around Rs 3 crore with the Jharkhand government as excise and import duty for liquor import permit," he said and added that the Bihar government did not allow them to export their products despite making an announcement in this regard.However, assistant excise commissioner cum public relation officer O P Mandal said the department is readily granting permits to the breweries for export. "We recently granted export permit to one of the firms," he said.Manager of a brewery firm said the state government has double standards on liquor policy.
14 Jul. 2016