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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 drinkers leave established beer brands for microbrews

For decades they beers made by Miller and Coors were ranked as favorites across the country, and now sales for those same brands are falling.

According to the website WallStreet24/7, sales for Milwaukee Best, Old Milwaukee and Miller Genuine Draft dropped more than 50% from 2006 - 2010. For Costello, the drop doesn't come as a big surprise as the variety of craft and microbrewed beers is ever growing. Costello says, "I can't understand it. Me personally, I can't sit there and drink the same beer. It'd be like eating pizza everyday for 20 years. You're going to get sick of pizza."

Lakefront Brewery President Russ Klisch says, "It's also very interesting for people to go out there, and they have a little of this beer than try that beer and compare the flavor, and it's more exciting than just drinking the same old beer all the time."

The trend doesn't mean an end to power house brewers like MillerCoors, but a change in the game plan that may shake up the entire brewing industry. Klisch says, "I'm not thinking they're going to sleep on this too much. I think they'll try to come up with something interesting."

Competition is about to get even more fierce. The Brewers Association says more than 700 new breweries are currently being planned across the U.S. That's more than double what it was last year.

13 Сен. 2011



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