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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.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Announces Corporate Bond Market Prices $9.25 Billion

Investors thirsty for high-grade bonds had ample opportunity Monday from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (BUD) and four other borrowers.
The beer maker sold $4 billion worth of bonds in a four-pack featuring three-, five-, 10-, and 30-year maturities. The deal formed the bulk of a $9.25 billion session for high-grade debt sales Monday, indicating broad support for new deals even after $42 billion worth was priced last week in the second-busiest week on record, per Dealogic.
Syndicate desks arranging new deals are expecting more than $20 billion to price this week.
The Inbev bonds ranged in yield from 0.802% to 4.028%, reflecting narrow risk premiums to Treasurys of between 0.43 percentage point and 1.0 percentage points.
The single-A-range-rated jumbo deal is one of the largest this month, and InBev is no stranger to big offerings. It sold $7.5 billion in July to finance its acquisition of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.
Investors have been eager to purchase high-grade bonds this month to capture higher yields than Treasurys but maintain a high degree of safety. Higher rates provide better protection against the threat of rising interest rates.
USAA Investments says it has cut back on equities and bulked up on high-grade bonds in anticipation of market turbulence as politicians fight over U.S. borrowing limits.
"We hold a higher-than-normal allocation in fixed-income securities-primarily in corporate bonds-as a defensive position as we move through the debates in Washington," the firm said in a note Monday.
Monday's bonds were placed despite an index of bond-buyer confidence waning 2.6%, according to Markit.
National Australia Bank Limited (NAB.AU) saw so much demand for its two-part offering of double-A rated bonds that it added a third tranche of two-year floating-rate notes. The three-part deal totaled $2.5 billion, with three- and 10-year notes yielding 0.97% and 3.022%.
Among other deals, Penske Truck Leasing Co. borrowed $1 billion in five- and 10-year bonds, yielding 2.918% and 4.357%, respectively.
15 Янв. 2013

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