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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.

Africa set to eclipse Asia in beer – research

While Asia will boast the highest consumption level for beer in the coming years, Africa is set to provide the strongest drivers for growth, according to recent research.

In its 'Global Beer Trends 2015' report, released late last year, Canadean has forecast that Africa will record an average growth rate of 5% from 2015 to 2020. This performance contrasts with the more mature markets in East and West Europe and North America, where 1% or even less is predicted from 2015 to 2020.

Asia, meanwhile, will grow at an average rate of 3% until 2020, reaching around 900,000 hectolitres.

Beer Consumption Growth
Emerging Africa markets will drive growth

The Africa region is anticipated to see an incremental volume increase of over 37,000 hectolitres by 2020. Canadean analyst Piyumika Jayasena, said: "This notable growth will be fostered by the flourishing economic parameters such as increasing GDP growth rates, fast growing urbanisation and, above all, the rising population with a working age demographic set to surpass that of China and India."

Top 10 Africa Beer Markets and Ranking - 2020(F) versus 2015(F)
Top 10 Africa Beer Markets and Ranking

South Africa is by far the biggest volume contributor for the region, followed by Nigeria and Angola. In terms of per-capita beer consumption, Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon will take the lead, with all three forecast to hit 100 litres each by 2020.

Zambia, meanwhile, is rapidly increasing its consumption volumes, and is expected to surpass Mozambique, Congo (Brazzaville), Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Burundi by 2020. Kenya and Ethiopia are also climbing the volume ladder.

"The consumption growth in these markets will be stimulated by the consumer migration from home-brewed to more commercially-brewed beers and subsequently towards premium brands," notes Jayasena. "It will further be backed by the booming population in these markets."

However, of concern on the continent will be the lack of infrastructure, political unrest in certain countries like Nigeria and Kenya, the outbreak of epidemics such as Ebola virus in 2014, and heavy excise duties. Despite this, Jayasena notes: "The region is set to exploit its untapped resources, both natural and human, to become the world's fastest-growing beer consumption region."

11 Янв. 2016

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