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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.

Carlsberg Malaysia half year Profit after tax increases 16.5%

Carlsberg Malaysia announced Group half year Profit after tax of RM80.6 million, for the period ended 30. June 2011, a growth of 16.5% compared to the same six month period a year ago with revenue of RM752.7 million an increase of 5.6%. Earnings per share for the half year increased to 26.15 sen, compared to 22.46 sen a year ago.

Notwithstanding a significant investment to execute the new positioning of the Carlsberg Brand which included the Carlsberg new packaging in the 2nd quarter 2011, the Group’s profit after tax increased by 0.5% to RM31.2 million.

In view of the positive first half year performance, the company announced an interim dividend of 5 sen per ordinary share of 50 sen each for the half year ended 30th June 2011.

Soren Ravn, Managing Director commented: “We are pleased with our half year 2011 Group performance, with profit after tax rising by 16.5 per cent. The Group benefitted from the creative 2011 Chinese New Year festive campaign and the successful execution of Carlsberg’s new global positioning with the tag line, “That Calls for a Carlsberg”. Our flagship Carlsberg brand remains the No 1 beer brand in Malaysia and we continue to focus and grow our premium portfolio through our subsidiary Luen Heng F & B Sdn Bhd. Our position in the premium beer category was further strengthened with the recent launch of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. Our associate company, Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC also delivered strong profit growth.”On the outlook for the rest of the year, Carlsberg Malaysia expects to continue to benefit from the investment in Carlsberg’s new global campaign, “That Calls for a Carlsberg”, which is now aligned in over 140 countries around the world. The new Carlsberg large bottle format, introduced in the 2nd quarter has been extremely well received by trade customers, consumers and other stakeholders.

16 Сен. 2011

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