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. Governing party of Tamil Nadu requires complete prohibition on alcohol sale
"It was in August 1971 that Karunanidhi lifted prohibition. All sorts of shops including those that sold arrack and toddy besides liquor made in India (IMFL) were opened," said Jayalalithaa. Continuing her speech, Jayalalithaa said, in 2007, when members of several parties said in the Assembly that illicit liquor should be eradicated, the then chief minister Karunanidhi said "illicit liquor cannot be eradicated. If we (the state) have to compete with other countries we should produce more quality alcoholic beverages and through that alone we could win (situation). There is no other way out considering present day world culture."
"This is the true opinion of Karunanidhi on prohibition. However, as far as I am concerned, I am firm on phased implementation of prohibition," she said. The chief minister recalled the closure of 500 Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) liquor outlets and reduced working hours of shops after she assumed office again this year.
At this time, deputy leader of opposition Durai Murugan asked permission from speaker P Dhanapal to respond to the chief minister. But the speaker refused permission to speak and DMK MLAs led by leader of opposition M K Stalin walked out of the assembly, followed by Congress and IUML MLAs.
Seeing the walkout, Jayalalithaa said: "Earlier, the assembly speaker used to summon marshals to get DMK MLAs thrown out of the hall, but now it is sufficient for us to say two words, prohibition and Katchatheevu."
DMK challenged the ruling party for a debate on prohibition and Kachchatheevu issues.
"We are ready to discuss threadbare all the issues and history on prohibition and the island. But the speaker should allot time and at the end of the debate we will know who walks out of the assembly," said Durai Murugan, speaking to presspersons outside the assembly.
He accused the speaker of not allowing them to speak in the assembly and said he wanted to recall the history of prohibition. "When Kalaignar (as Karunanidhi is called by his partymen) lifted the prohibition in 1971, everyone knew the financial position of the state. Even AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran (MGR) who was in charge of small savings department then supported Kalaignar's decision. Within one year, the same government imposed prohibition and it was only MGR who lifted it in the state," said Durai Murugan.
A few minutes later DMK MLAs returned to the assembly.
5 Aug. 2016