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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.

Kirin Holdings Full-year Profit Declines

Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings Co. reported Friday a lower profit for the full year 2011, citing a slowdown in overseas economies and rising value of the yen. The company also issued guidance for the first half and full year 2012.

For the full year, the company's net income declined to 7.41 billion yen from 11.39 billion yen in the prior year. On a per share basis, net income was 7.14 yen, significantly lower than 11.93 yen per share a year earlier.

Operating income was 142.86 million yen, down from 151.61 million yen in the previous year.

Sales for the current year declined to 2.07 trillion yen from 2.18 trillion yen a year earlier.

In the domestic alcohol beverages business, sales were down 6.5 percent and operating income dropped 3.6 percent from last year. In the domestic non-alcohol beverages business sales declined 9.5 percent.

Meanwhile, in overseas beverages business, sales grew 12.4 percent. Pharmaceutical and biochemicals business revenues dropped 17.9 percent from the previous year.

The company noted that in the domestic alcohol beverages business, despite the effects of a decline in consumer sentiment and constraints in manufacturing and supply systems following the Japan earthquake, it was putting effort to strengthen its core brands to regain sales.

Looking ahead to the first half of 2012, the company expects net income of 13 billion yen or 13.52 yen per share on sales of 1.06 trillion yen.

For the full year 2012, Kirin expects net income of 48 billion yen or 49.91 yen per share on sales of 2.23 trillion yen.

The company also declared a year-end dividend of 13.5 yen per share and projected an unchanged dividend of 27 yen per share for the full year, 2012.

20 Фев. 2012



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