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. Liquor restrictions have had no effect in Kerala
According to him, the marginal fall in liquor sales through Bevco outlets cannot be inferred as a decrease in the consumption of alcohol.
He was speaking after formally launching the WhatsApp mobile number – 9061178000 – meant for conveying information regarding the illegal sale of alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances, during a function held at the SMV School premises on Monday.
Reiterating that the government stood for liquor abstinence rather than total prohibition, Mr. Ramakrishnan said that there has been an increase of 62 per cent in sales of beer and wine through the liquor outlets across the State.
In addition, huge quantities of liquor were being smuggled in from various places including Mahe on a regular basis.
There has also been information regarding a spurt in attempts to smuggle spirit, arrack and other banned substances.
Efforts were on to appoint more women personnel for the purpose. In addition, proposals to procure equipment including scanners to detect narcotics and contraband in vehicles at check-posts were being considered.
Speaking on the occasion, Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh said that the proactive efforts made by excise officials during the previous two months have resulted in several offenders being nabbed from across the State.
V.S. Sivakumar, MLA presided over the function.
Additional Excise Commissioner (Administration) Jeevan Babu and school principal A. Bindu were among those who spoke on the occasion.
9 Aug. 2016