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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.

China. Elephas Investment Management about consumption, competition, and tendencies on the beer market

An authorized agent of Yanjing Beer at company Elephas Investment Management (EIM), an Asia based alternative investment management firm, represented results of a research concerning the Chinese beer market situation on 20 May, 2016.

According to the rough estimation this year the beer consumption is still at the low level. The situation is aggravated by the rainy season on the East of the country having started earlier than normally.

The competition in the industry is growing fiercer as its character is changing. While previously companies were winning customers with their prices, currently the emphasis is on the quality. The modern consumer has become much less sensitive to the price than 10 years ago.

Yanjing Beer, in tune with the market trends is expanding output volumes of beer in cans. Compared to the last-year dwindling of sales in the industry, the sales of canned beer are increasing. This year, the company will extend the can production capacity in several regions of Guangxi, Hebei, Henan.

Brewery’s labor expenses have climbed this year, though the number of workers remained the same. On the one hand the company strives to improve the working conditions and the wages level. On the other hand they also focus on technical innovations and robotizing work processes.

26 мая. 2016



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