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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.

EURO 2012 Fans will drink Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic at the stadiums

Carlsberg Ukraine launches Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic Beer especially for sales at the stadiums during UEFA EURO 2012 TM. This sort will be brewed according to the original receipt similar to Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic beer brewed in Denmark.

Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic production will be based on the classical receipt and high-quality raw materials. That's why it will have rich taste and strong flavour similar to alcoholic beers. Membrane technologies to eliminate carefully alcohol from the fresh beer are applied at the factories of Carlsberg Ukraine for production of non-alcoholic beer. Such technology makes it possible to reserve taste qualities of the alcoholic brand. Beer will be brewed at Carlsberg Ukraine Kyiv brewery of under supervision of specialists from Carlsberg Group Headquarters.

Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic will be sold exclusively at stadiums during the games of EURO 2012. First kegs of 30l of volume will be filled in May of this year. Sales volumes of Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic during EURO Cup are expected at the level of 15 000 dl.

Let us remind that Carlsberg Group as the Official sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012 TM is the sole company authorized to sell beer and kvas at the stadiums during the games. Carlsberg became the official beer of EURO Championships in 1988. EURO 2012 will be 7th tournament which is supported by Carlsberg, and will take place in Poland and Ukraine.

Yaroslav Koval, Vice President on marketing of Carlsberg Ukraine: "We are very happy to launch the productionvof non-alcoholic Carlsberg beer production in Ukraine. According to UEFA Rules, it is prohibited to sell alcoholic drinks at the stadiums during the games. We believe that this initiative is good and also support our believe in responsible drinking culture. That's why we launch production of non-alcoholic brand of Carlsberg beer which is the most popular among the football fans. It is the official beer of UEFA EURO Football Cup since 1988. This will help the fans from the whole world to respect traditions and history watching one of the most challenging sport shows with the cup of their favourite beer in their hands".

26 Янв. 2012



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