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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.

Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation boosts SABMiller’s strong volumes

SABMiller, the world's second-biggest brewer by volume after Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BT), benefited from a strong performance in Asia and Africa, where socio-economic improvement, rising incomes and a thirst for Western lifestyles are fuelling consumption. That helped offset sluggish growth in more mature markets which are suffering from a cutback in consumer spending, high unemployment levels and a saturated marketplace.

Sales, excluding acquisitions and disposals, rose 7% in the first three months of the fiscal year on a constant currency basis, boosted by price increases and more purchases of higher-priced products. Sales per hectoliter were up 2%.

Lager and soft drinks volumes rose 5%, compared with a 1% drop a year earlier.

Zimbabwe's lager volumes grew 28% on an organic basis following capacity upgrades in the prior year. Castel delivered lager volume growth of 9%. Soft drinks volumes grew by 9% on an organic basis with solid performances in Ghana and Zimbabwe, and from our associate Castel.

SABMiller restarted reporting the results of its Zimbabwe associate, Delta Corporation Limited with effect from April 1 2010. SABMiller had stopped including Zimbabwe results in 2006 because of the country's deteriorating economy.

SABMiller resumed reporting due to "the effective 'dollarisation' of the economy in 2009, the end of hyperinflation and the stabilisation of the Zimbabwean economy.

"All credit goes to the Delta management team, whose efforts in keeping the business running in the last few years have been little short of heroic," said Mark Bowman, managing director of SABMiller Africa when he announced the resumption of reporting Zimbabwe results.

Delta, in which SABMiller Africa now holds a 36 percent interest, is a significant contributor to SABMiller's Africa operations.

Its key lager brands include Castle Lager, Eagle, Lion Lager, Carling Black Label, Golden Pilsener and Bohlinger's.

Its soft drinks portfolio includes a range of Coca-Cola brands and it also manufactures Chibuku, the market leader in the traditional sorghum beer category.

SABMiller, the world's largest brewer, said on Thursday that sales improved in the first half of its financial year thanks largely to strong gains in developing countries. In a trading update for the first quarter ended 30 June 2011, the company said on an organic basis, both lager and soft drinks volumes grew by 5%.

SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents.

The group's wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

In the year ended March 31 2010, the group reported US$3 803 million adjusted pre-tax profit and group revenue of US$26 350 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

25 Июл. 2011



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