Beer market of Russia 2018
- General market picture
- Foreign trade setting records
- Demography as challenge to branding
- Aged consumer
- Declining of youth brands
- Nostalgia on trend
- DIOT feels at home
- 5.0 Original is the new face of import
- Positions of Market Leaders
- Carlsberg Group
- AB InBev Efes
- AB InBev
Ukrainian beer market 2018
- Better than yesterday
- Performance by value
- Positions of Ukrainian brewers
The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. ...
Canada. Barley shortages could have beer drinkers crying in their suds
Flooding lowered the quality of the latest barley crops in Canada and Australia, leaving some unsuitable to turn into malt, the germinated barley product used in beer.
And by July, malt makers dependent on Canadian supplies will be "running on fumes" ahead of the harvest in autumn when the price of malting barley will jump by one-third, an official with the Canadian Wheat Board said.
Steve Beauchesne of Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. said Monday that any significant spike in barley cost will undoubtedly affect the company's bottom line and could result in a price jump. He said that impact likely would be felt most keenly by smaller operations that use just a handful of ingredients.
"The cost of malted barley is by far the biggest ingredient expense we would have," said Beauchesne, co-founder of the brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ont. "Industrial brewers are using as much as 70 per cent corn syrup these days instead of barley to get their sugar content, so a craft brewer will be affected more than a mega-brewer.
"If your most expensive ingredient goes up dramatically, you're going to have to eat the expense or raise the price. I can't say which exactly we'd be doing . . . but we try to keep our price as low as we can, so we're not in a position to eat big jumps in expenses."
Beauchesne said the last — and only — time their beer jumped in price was in 2008 after a 15 per cent spike in the cost of malted grains.
Brewers might get a reprieve this year from tight supplies of malting barley in top exporter Canada, but higher costs likely will force them to raise the price of beer next year.
Many North American malt makers and brewers have a 2011 cost buffer because of forward-pricing contracts with the Wheat Board, the monopoly seller of Western Canada's malt barley.
Barley is the second-biggest cost, after labour, for some brewers.
Beau's, however, does not have such an agreement to fall back on in the short term.
"We have a good relationship with our supplier, but we're not locked into a five-year contract or anything, so if the prices do go up quickly, we would be hit pretty much as soon as the pricing increase comes into effect," Beauchesne said.
Molson Coors, one of Canada's two biggest brewers, is largely safe from barley price shock this year, said company spokesman Adam Moffat.
But barley prices are unlikely to ease soon, leaving the cost of next year's pint in question, other brewers say.
Beer price increases may happen in the second half of this year, but are more likely starting in 2012, said Dwayne Dubois, chief financial officer at Alberta's Big Rock Brewery.
"Drink up now, is my advice," Dubois said.
Canada's biggest grain handlers generally like high crop prices. But they'll also take a hit — Viterra Inc. and Cargill Inc., Canada's No. 1 and No. 3 grain handlers, face higher costs.
Malt makers and brewers also face the challenge of turning lower-quality barley into malt that will produce consistent beer quality, said Great Western's brewmaster, Viv Jones.
The smallest malting barley supply in about nine years means some barley doesn't germinate properly and is discarded.
Wet growing-season weather in Canada and Australia has forced the same quality problems on brewers around the world.
Global malting barley exports look to be flat at around 4.1 million tonnes in the current 2010-11 crop year, but Lorelle Selinger, manager of marketing and sales for barley with the Canadian Wheat Board, said that's not the whole picture.
"This year all of the demand was met, but it was met with very poor-quality barley," she said.
The Wheat Board will need the upcoming crop to satisfy beer thirst in China, the world's biggest malting barley importer and top beer brewer, which last year agreed to its biggest-ever purchase from Canada.
The industry is also eyeing spring planting decisions by Canadian farmers, who enjoy a rare chance to choose from many highly priced crop options.
The Wheat Board forecast last week total Canadian barley production projected for 2011-12 at 8.5 million tonnes, up 12 per cent from last year, but still well off the five-year average of about 9.9 million tonnes.
Wet ground has raised the chances of delayed plantings, which might favour a barley rebound since the grain has a shorter growing season than other crops.
14 Мар. 2011