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. Microbrewery Gateway looks to raise $3 mn
Gateway Brewing Co., Mumbai’s first microbrewery,is in advanced talks with investors to raise around $3 million in its Series A round, co-founder Naveen Mittal said.
The two-year-old start-up will utilise the capital to start its bottling operations for distribution of their beer across the country.
“We are raising the fund to get our beers out and sell our beers in bottles in Mumbai and Pune and other cities including Delhi and Gurgaon. The fund will be utilised for a little bit of capital expenditure, for marketing and also for brand building,” Mittal said, adding that the deal is expected to be completed within a month’s time.
Gateway Brewing claims it sells the equivalent of 2,000 cases per month in volume on tap across Mumbai and Pune and plans to sell about 10,000 cases per month in bottle form after it receives the funding.
Gateway Brewing has hired Ashika Capital Ltd, a Mumbai-based investment bank, to advise it on the transaction.
30 Sep. 2016