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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.

Civil servants among biggest drinkers in Vietnam: survey

Civil servants and young people are the biggest drinkers in Vietnam, according to a recent survey by the Institute of Sociology in Hanoi.

The institute on Wednesday released the results of the survey, conducted in Hanoi and Lao Cai Province in the north, Da Nang City in the central region and Long An Province in the south between March and May, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

Dang Nguyen Anh, a researcher, said 38 percent of the surveyed civil servants, 38 percent of blue-collar workers and 26 percent of young people said they usually drank beer and liquor.
The three groups, not businesspeople and farmers, are the most frequent drinkers in Vietnam, he said.

Up to 67 percent said beer and liquor are good for their health, according to the survey. The prices of beer and liquor are also cheap and they are easy to buy in Vietnam, the survey said.

The survey may help explain why beer consumption in Vietnam is growing. According to official figures, Vietnam’s beer production volume is expected to reach 7 million by 2025, more than doubling the number in 2011.

Around 13 percent of the new survey's respondents said they usually drive after drinking, and more than 35 percent said they occasionally drive after drinking.

Currently, drunk driving is the third biggest reason for road crashes, after wrong lane driving and speeding.

21 Дек. 2015



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