“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2020” includes 1285 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft breweries.This issue has 171 more breweries compared to 2018 (155 business have been excluded and 326 have been included).Starting from 2019, FTS has been publishing data on excise payments by brewers (delayed by 1.5 years), that can be translated into beer equivalent for most of producers.Depending on the volumes, we ranked the brewers that provided information by 6 groups (see pic.). At one end of the production spectrum there are 2/3 of breweries outputting less than 10 thousand decaliters. Their net share amounts to as little as 0.2% of the total beer output volume. On the other end there are 6 federal groups accounting for almost 80%. ...
Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe 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 brandsIn 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 2019During 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.
Vietnam to become Southeast Asia’s center of production of food, beverages
Masan Consumer has officially opened its fish sauce and instant noodle factory in Nghe An in November.
The new plant was built at a total cost of $56.4 million and is the first plant located in the central region of Masan. With this advantage, Masan will be able to cut the cost of transporting up to $18 million in the next 10 years.
A leading food manufacturer of Taiwan - Ve Wong - and Kinh Do also signed a cooperation agreement in May and are preparing to open a factory in Vietnam.
The plan is spending $30 million for a new plant to produce instant noodles and seasoning in 2016 in Bac Ninh province. Three other factories will be placed in the southern provinces.
The world's largest brewer of Belgium - Anheuser-Busch InBev - also opened its first factory in Vietnam in May last year. Budweiser - one of the company's beer brands - is becoming more popular in Vietnam.
The company hopes to expand the brand's market share further by producing locally. The new plant will be located in Binh Duong,with an annual capacity of 100 million liters of beer.
A Vietnamese firm Sabeco also spent $27.5 million dollars to build a new beer factory in Khanh Hoa province. Reportedly this factory will be completed in spring 2017 with a capacity of 50 million liters per year.
Vietnam has a population of 93 million with an average age of 28. While labor costs are being pushed higher, the inflation rate of Vietnam in around 1% or less in the past year. Currently, stable prices are pushing consumption, mainly in the middle class.
"In the future, the market of food and beverages in the country will witness stable growth rate at 7-8%," said Mr. Nguyen Van Viet, President of the Vietnam Beverage and Soft Drinks.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) also launched the ASEAN Economic Community on December 31, 2015 with commitment to breaking down all the barriers of tariffs by the end of 2017.
Finally, Vietnam is now considered a country with a promising consumer market promise for foreign investors.
15 Янв. 2016