The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam released a report on the state of industrial production of beer, wine and soft drinks. According to the information received, in January 2016, the company Habeco produced 35.1 million litres of beer, while Sabeco – 138.5 million litres.
The total volume of beer production in Vietnam in the first month of 2016 reached 288.7 million litres, which is 15% more compared to the same period last year.
In January 2016, Sabeco, the largest Vietnamese brewery, was able to increase its production by 10.6% compared to the same period last year. In turn, Habeco reduced the production of beer by 5.1% and reached only 35.1 million litres. Thus, in January Sabeco produced 4 times more beer than Habeco.
By the end of 2015, Sabeco remained the leader in the beer market, producing 1.38 billion litres of beer. The second place was taken by Heineken with 729 million litres and the third place by Habeco with 667.8 million litres.
In Vietnam, with the approach of the New Year, retail beer prices have grown slightly and vary depending on the retail outlet. Thus, Saigon beer costs from 285000 to 295000 VND per barrel, Habeco costs 210000 VND, and the price may differ by 5000 VND. The price of Heineken beer varies up to 10,000 VND with the average cost of 370,000 VND.