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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.

India. Beer Micro-Breweries Swimming in Red Tape

What the right hand is doing. After the Delhi government allowed the pubs to operate, two departments are holding up permits for opening micro-breweries in the city.

At the heart of the problem are antiquated laws that don’t recognise the new concept of micro-breweries. Under existing laws, brewing is interpreted as liquor making, a practice banned in Delhi. Many of the micro-breweries are now crying foul.

Ashwini Chaudhary, CEO of Soi 7 Group that runs the Striker pub in Vasant Kunj Ambience Mall said, “According to the state government policy, to get a licence we have to first set up a micro-brewery. Now that we have, it has been more than four months that the government is not giving us the licence to operate it.” Striker is the first micro-brewery in the capital.

Rohi Jafa, managing director of Sino Trade Corporation, who has set up many breweries in India, including Striker, said that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Delhi Development Authority is not providing the clearance due to major differences of opinion between the state and Central governments. DPCC and DDA say that brewery plants are banned in the city, hence they cannot provide clearance.

Micro-brewery units of beer are non-polluting as the residual water can be used for watering plants, and the malt can be used as cattle fodder. The Delhi government has maintained that they are in the process of providing licences. Setting up a micro-brewery is far cheaper than a regular brewery.

11 Янв. 2016



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