The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms.The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
Beer market of Kazakhstan acquired both traits of East European countries and South Eastern Asia taking a transitional position between them by many criteria and consumption style. Yet there is a positive trend in beer production which differs Kazakhstan from most of the neighboring countries. The market has remained consolidated in the hands of two international players because of its small size. However, it faces dynamic processes such as fast growth of draft beer sales, up and downs of regional companies and Carlsberg Group’s ultimate expansion. Excessive mainstream segment has declined over the recent years, yet, Zhigulevskoe and national brands with regional links have yielded their positions to a range of new products. In our review special attention was paid to regional analysis of the markets. In 14 regions of Kazakhstan we compared the companies’ positions, the market price segmentation and DIOT channel development. Besides we have compared the beer market of Kazakhstan to neighboring countries. ...
Australia: GrainCorp reports limited supply of malting barley in most regions
The ratio of malting to feed barley was low, resulting in a limited supply of malting barley in most regions. Barley protein levels were down compared to 2009/10, and moisture was higher.
The analysis of milling wheat quality indicates that protein levels were similar to last season, and Falling Number values, while lower than the previous season, indicated that APH, AH, APW, and ASW grades are all sound and suitable for all relevant milling and baking applications.
Feed grades accounted for approximately 50% of the eastern Australian wheat crop delivered into the GrainCorp storage network. The quality tests conducted on feed wheat indicate that metabolisable energy yields for both cattle and sheep are within the normal range, and represent excellent value for stockfeed manufacture.
Importantly, considering the prevailing harvest conditions and the presence of elevated levels of ‘white grain’ in many regions, Mycotoxin and Aflatoxin levels were below the limits of detection for the relevant tests.
Canola moisture levels were higher than the previous season, and test weights were lower. Protein levels were average, and seed size was large.
(The report contains technical data describing the quality of wheat, barley, and canola harvested in eastern Australia and received into the GrainCorp storage network.)
GrainCorp’s core business is the receival and storage of grain, as well as related commodities. It also provides logistics and markets these commodities.
21 Апр. 2011