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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.

Beer de Luxe. Gourmet glasses for gourmet beers

Beers aged in port wine barrels, stouts, champagne beers and historical recipes roused from their slumbers – more and more brewers and beer connoisseurs are discovering their love of gourmet beers. Glass designs inspired by this trend are now a main topic for RASTAL at this year’s Brau Beviale: in the view of the drinking-glass experts at RASTAL, the de luxe gourmet glass will be the bar-trend of 2012. For whenever the desire is to lend a beer an unconventional or sophisticated, up-market image, an appropriate, strikingly-designed glass is needed. The glass-design and decoration experts will be showcasing the best examples of these gourmet glasses at Brau Beviale: a multitude of attractive stemmed-glass designs will be presented to admiring visitors; from A as in Ambrosius and B as in Braufactum and K as in Kronenbourg to Z as in Zagorka. And, of course, a corresponding range of attractive decoration possibilities.

Special luxury beers have special requirements regarding tasting glasses. So the glass-design experts at RASTAL in the Westerwald region have once again decided to set standards themselves. Their unconventional candidate, available in two versions, transparent or opaque: the goblet-shape glass “Teku”. This gem is a strong candidate for the de luxe beer enjoyment stakes, and its form and decoration finish also make it an ideal tasting glass that ensures the perfect notes of the beers will be appreciated to the full.

Explore the world of gourmet glasses, innovative ideas, new printing techniques and glass designs with the RASTAL glass experts at Brau Beviale 2011 in Hall 1/Stand 204.


As chic aperitif or at a tasting – for the special presentation of a beer, an appropriate, strikingly-designed glass is needed. The glass-design and decoration experts at RASTAL in the Westerwald region will be showcasing the best examples at this year’s Brau Beviale: from A as in Ambrosius and B as in Braufactum and K as in Kronenbourg to Z as in Zagorka, they will make sure all eyes will be drawn to a number of particularly interesting stemmed-glass creations.

A topic especially in focus this year will be beer tasting:
with the Teku goblet-glass RASTAL is aiming at setting standards once again.

Learn more about gourmet glasses, innovative decoration ideas and glass designs from RASTAL: Hall 1/Stand 204.

13 Сен. 2011



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