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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.

Malaysia. Tapping into an auspicious year

Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off with a cheer for the Star Media Group Bhd (formerly known as Star Publications (M) Bhd) management and staff as Carlsberg Malaysia visited Menara Star in Section 16, Petaling Jaya.

Carslsberg MalaysiaStar Media Group chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, along with the senior management team, and Carlsberg managing director Henrik Juel Andersen officiated at the event by tapping beer from the Carlsberg Auspicious Bamboo.

Andersen said this year’s Chinese New Year 2016 promotion was a word-play on “one” and “six”, which in Mandarin — “yi liu” — meant auspicious.

“We have designed seven cans, with phrases for good fortune and good friendship, among other things, that are available in stores now,” he said, adding that this was the first time the brewer was carrying out such a festive promotion.

Andersen added that for 2016, the company was looking at a slightly soft market.

“It does not mean it will be a bad year, and we should be able to make our shareholders happy, but it will be challenging for the beer industry as well as for consumer goods,” he said.

1 Фев. 2016

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