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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.

Carlsberg sees Russia beer market up 3-5 percent

Danish brewer Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) expects Russia's beer market to grow 3-5 percent in the medium term as the economy recovers and drinkers switch to beer from vodka, its CEO said on Thursday.

Carlsberg is the beer market leader in Russia, where it owns the best-selling Baltika brand, with a near 40 percent market share.

"We see a return to growth in 2011 after a couple of years of steep declines. We see growth of 3-5 percent over the next three to five years," Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen told Reuters Insider television.

He said that Carlsberg should grow its market share in Russia over that period, and expected the company to slightly outpace the 3-5 percent market rate.

The last two years have been very difficult with the crisis and a significant beer tax increase. But this year there is growth to look for," he said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in St Petersburg.

Carlsberg, the world's fourth biggest brewer and owner of the brands Kronenbourg and San Miguel as well as Baltika, had earlier forecast 2-4 percent Russian market growth for 2011.


Rasmussen said the best hope for brewers in Russia was that the government would be successful in its long-running mission to combat alcoholism, a problem he said could be solved with more beer drinking.

"Around 70 percent of all alcohol consumed in Russia is through vodka, so if the government is serious about reducing alcohol consumption it should lead to more beer drinking. Remember, beer is a low alcohol drink," he said.

He said Russians were consuming an annual 80 liters of beer a head in 2008, in line with a western market, but this had dropped to 66 liters as the economic crisis and a 200 percent hike in beer taxes took their toll.

Carlsberg's heartland in western markets is saturated, heightening the importance of emerging markets in eastern Europe and Asia.

"If you look across our markets, in general there is an improvement on 2010. It is still challenging in western Europe, in eastern Europe we are back to small growth, while Asia is growing fast," he said.

When asked how to address the decline in western markets, he said "I am not sure we are able to."

17 Июн. 2011



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