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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

Ukraine. Public Joint-Stock Company Slavutich Brewery declares the illegality of the ban of beer retailing after 10 pm in Lviv

The decision was made on October 1st, 2010 by the Executive committee of the Lviv City Council (LCC) on the ban of beer retailing after 10 pm, was suspended — until decision making on the merits — by the Halytskyi district court where the prosecutor addressed. However, the LCC Executive committee made the similar decision again on December 20th, 2010.
The Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Restrictions on Consumption and Sale of Beer and Low-Alcohol Beverages" as of January 21, 2010 (No 1824-VI, Articles 15-2, 15-3) determined a comprehensive list of such restrictions. According to the above document the local administration is unauthorized to put extra restrictions on the sale of beer except for the cases of mass events. Under the current legislation, such regulatory decisions can be made only by the City Council sessions. Whereas in this case the decision was made by the Executive committee of the city council.
Currently, Public Joint-Stock Company Slavutich Brewery has entered an appeal of unlawful actions of the city administration to the prosecutor's office of the city.
We would like to remind you that the similar decision to ban the sale of beer after 10 pm was made by the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council. Later it was appealed by the prosecutor, and on January 1st, 2011, the court decided to cancel the corresponding decision of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council as illegal.
Natalya Bondarenko, Legislative Director at "Slavutich", Carlsberg Group: "Public Joint-Stock Company Slavutich Brewery is a responsible player in the beer market. Therefore, we fully support the ban of beer sales to non-adults, actively promote moderate consumption and healthy lifestyle. At the same time I want to emphasize that the law applies to everyone, so we strongly oppose its violations both by the market participants and state and local authorities."

PJSC NBC Slavutich

27 Янв. 2011



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