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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.

Russia. Baltika Breweries Held Annual General Shareholder Meeting

At the Baltika Breweries Annual General Shareholders’ meeting, held on 15 June 2011, the agenda included the approval of the company’s financial statements and dividends for 2010, the election of management bodies, and the approval of related-party transactions.

The shareholders approved the Company’s 2010 annual report and annual accounting report, including the Company’s profit and loss statement, as well as the distribution of Company profits and losses for the 2010 financial year. In addition, they elected members to the Company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, selected auditors, set the level of remunerations and reimbursement of expenses for members of the Company's Board of Directors, and approved interested-party transactions.

The Company Board of Directors, as approved by the shareholders, includes the following:

1. J?rgen Buhl Rasmussen;
2. Anton Artemiev;
3. Bj?rn S?ndenskov;
4. J?rn Peter Jensen;
5. Ulrik Andersen;
6. Alexander Shokhin;
7. Vladislav Grib.

The shareholders approved transactions with Russian Railways, confirmed KPMG and A&P Audit as the Company’s auditors, as well as approved the decision to pay an annual dividend of 42 roubles per share in each share category, taking into account interim dividends already paid (declared) on the basis of results for the first six months of the 2010 financial year.

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Baltika Breweries is Russia's largest consumer goods producer and since 1996 has been a leader on the Russian beer market. Baltika is a Carlsberg Group company. Baltika is the number one selling beer brand in Europe (according to Euromonitor). The company has breweries in ten Russian cities and one in Azerbaijan, and boasts an extensive brand portfolio. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer: Baltika products are represented in more than 70 countries, and make up 70% of all Russian beer exports.

17 Июн. 2011

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