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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.

Uganda. Nile Breweries extends tree planting to Kabale town

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), Uganda's leading beer maker, has extended its tree planting drive dubbed 'Green Towns Project' to Kabale town, said a company statement.

Nile Breweries planted 465 trees on the streets of the town and Rugarama forest reserve under the town council.

"Our project is part of Nile Breweries contribution to the greenery and beauty of Kabale town," said Ronald Mayanja Omugalanda, Communications Manager Nile Breweries Limited.

Nile Breweries has carried out similar projects in Arua, Gulu, Nebbi, Hoima and Mbarara.

"We have been partnering with the municipality to coordinate and monitor the planted trees and happy to do same in Kabale," said Mayanja.

The Kabale Town Clark, Peter Matsiko, expressed gratitude to Nile Breweries for the Green Towns Project.

"On behalf of the Municipality, I appreciate the gesture expressed by Nile Breweries in environmental protection, to plant trees in Kabale Town," Peter Matsiko, Kabale Town Clark.

He added pledging full support that Kabale Municipality is ready to continue working with Nile Breweries in such cause.

"Nile Breweries has solved our challenge of lack of trees in Kabale town, by implementing this project, as this was one of the municipality priority that was pending fulfillment," Byamugisha Sentaro LC 3 Chairman.

The Green Towns Project complements the company's sustainable development.

Nile Breweries is the leading producer of beer using local raw materials and a subsidiary of SABMiller plc, the world's second largest brewer.

12 Сен. 2011



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