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’s brewery makes Rs500mn loss after floods
Revenues fell 36 percent to Rs5.93 billion in the June 2016 quarter from a year earlier.
Sri Lanka experienced severe flooding in a low-lying area near the capital Colombo where the factory is located.
Production is expected to resume later this year.
Lion Brewery said its brands will be made in breweries owned by its partner Carlsberg group.
The government has reduced duty on the firm's imports to allow it to import and sell beer.
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.
The firm will also pay taxes such as port and airport levy.
The import levies paid by the firm is expected to be broadly the similar to the excise duties it would have paid on domestically produced beer.
16 Aug. 2016