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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. UBL land issue: Chief Minister clarifies

Refuting the allegations that his government had given 20 acres of land to United Breweries Limited (UBL) at a throwaway price in Palakkad district, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the UDF government was only being made a scapegoat.

The land was allotted to the company by the Palakkad Collector in 2013 after it went through a long process dating back to 1971. ‘’The government is now being made a scapegoat in the issue and it is regrettable,’’ he said. All the allegations against the UDF government are not factually correct, he added.

The process of allotting land to Premier Breweries Ltd at Kanjikode started in 1971 when the then Industries Minister N E Balaram, through a telex message, directed the then Palakkad collector to allot land. The Collector had then given 20 acres of land on lease. In 1985, Palakkad Tahalsidar issued a temporary title-deed for the land, Chandy said.

The company, in 1995, merged with United Breweries Limited (UBL). As per the demand of the company, the Collector had taken steps to transfer the land to UBL in 2002. The Collector, in 2003, informed the Revenue Department that the land can be transferred to the company at a cost of Rs 20,000 a cent. And in 2005, the government decided to allot the land. But the company moved the High court against the order stating that the amount was higher. Later, they paid Rs 14.04 crore towards the cost of the land and withdrew the petition. Subsequently, the Palakkad Collector directed the Tahasildar to allot the land to the company.

25 Апр. 2016



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