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....
Sri Lanka to allow low-tax imports for flood hit beer firm: report
Sri Lanka's The Sunday Times newspaper said customs duty for beer with alcohol of less than 5 percent has been cut to Rs129 per litre from Rs500 and for beer with over 5 percent alcohol to Rs246 from Rs500.
Lion Beer has said that it had arranged with Carlsberg group breweries to produce its stuff.
Due to high tax protection, Sri Lanka does not import a large volume of beer. Alcohol and cigarettes are also import tax protected allowing large near monopolies to emerge.
With imports going up, government import duty revenues can go up over the next few months. The newspaper said about 5 million litres of beer could be imported under the concession. The concession appeared to be exclusively given to the firm, the newspaper said.
Beer also draws high excise duties, regardless of whether it is imported or not, with beer drinkers among top taxpayers in the country, along with cigarette smokers.
Last year, customers of Ceylon Beverage Holdings group paid Rs20.2 billion in excises and the firm paid Rs938 million in income taxes.
3 Aug. 2016