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. Aim to surpass industry volume growth of 5-6%: United Breweries
United Breweries reported a 20.4 percent jump in profit to Rs 147.06 crore on back of higher realization and sales. Net sales rose 8.6 percent to Rs 1,485.6 crore for the company in the first quarter.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Shekhar Ramamurthy, MD of the company said while April was a good month, May-July have been muted on back of early arrival of monsoon.
He expects volume growth for the industry to be at 5-6 percent for FY17, which the company will surpass.
Even with growing competition from Carlsberg, the company has managed to retain its market share at near 50 percent level and is prepared to deal with competition in future as well, he says.
United Breweries is working on new brands, which will hit market in next 1-11.5 years, says Ramamurthy.
16 Aug. 2016