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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.

Earnings Preview: Molson Coors

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is expected to update investors on the global beer market and commodity prices when it reports its second-quarter results before the stock markets open Tuesday.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: An update on the beer market.

Molson Coors, like most brewers, is struggling with softer beer sales as consumers cope with unemployment and a tough economy. That is particularly pronounced for Molson Coors, whose core customers, men under 28, are seeing particularly high unemployment.

The company, which makes Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon and Keystone Light, reported last quarter that its worldwide beer volume was down 1.5 percent from a year earlier.

The company has benefited from MillerCoors, its joint venture with SABMiller PLC, which sells both companies' brands in the U.S. That unit has tried to encourage sales of some of its higher-priced niche beers.

Molson Coors' troubles are compounded by higher fuel and ingredient costs, which are affecting nearly all consumer product makers.

WHY IT MATTERS: Because the company, based in Denver, is one of the nation's largest brewers, its results highlight issues in the industry and provide insight into consumer trends that fuel the larger economy.

WHAT'S EXPECTED: Analysts expect the company to report adjusted earnings of $1.30 per share on revenue of $958.5 million.

LAST YEAR'S QUARTER: Last year, Molson Coors earned $237.8 million, or $1.27 per share. Excluding one-time items, the company earned $1.25 per share. Molson Coors reported revenue of $888.3 million.

Associated Press

1 Авг. 2011

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