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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.

Diageo to expand Dublin brewery in 153 mln-euro deal

British drinks giant Diageo Plc is to expand its Guinness brewery in central Dublin in a 153 million-euro ($194 million) investment to focus all its Irish brewing on one site, while plans to build a new super brewery remain on ice.

The London-based group said on Thursday the move will boost capacity by nearly 50 percent at its historic St James's Gate brewery close to the river Liffey where Arthur Guinness moved his brewing operations in 1759 to brew his eponymous stout beer.

The expansion at the site in the Irish capital will be completed by the end of 2013, while the closure of Diageo's two other smaller Irish breweries at Dundalk and Kilkenny in 2013 will lead to the likely loss of just under 100 jobs.

After months of talks with Dublin City Council, Diageo came up with its plan to expand brewing on the 55-acre site to boost annual capacity to 7 million hectolitres from the current 5 million. The site brews Guinness for all markets in Europe and also the United States along with other beers.

Diageo will retain a long-term option on land at Leixlip on the outskirts of Dublin, which is owned by descendants of the Guinness family, where it had planned to build a super brewery.

Back in 2008 Diageo announced its 650 million-euro plan to build this super brewery and sell part of the St James's Gate site to developers, but these plans were later put on hold due to falling beer markets in Europe and the sharp fall in Dublin property prices.

13 Янв. 2012

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