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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.

Carlsberg to keep Sri Lanka’s Lion supplied after floods

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Beverage Holdings Plc said its partner Carlsberg will brew and supply is brand with their factory expected to be out of commission for three months, after floods.

The firm, which sells Lion and Carlsberg brands in Sri Lanka said it carried only about 15 days of finished product.

Though beer demand has fallen after tax increases last year, driving more people to toddy and hard alcohol.

Demand has also fallen due to heavy rains.

Carlsberg Asia will brew the beer at four locations and ship the products to Sri Lanka.

"..[S]ince the brewing process itself takes 15 days, raw materials need to be sourced & brands shipped to Sri Lanka, it will take some time before products start flowing back into the market on a regular basis," Chief Executive Suresh Shah told shareholders.

Though floods were an annual occurrence, this year the water levels had been higher and it had damaged the factory and its electronic circuitry.

These are custom made and took time to produce and arrive in Sri Lanka. The company said damage is still being assessed but it had flood cover and also business interruption insurance which would protect cashflows.

Lion said it had carried out relief work in the area during the floods. Some of its employees, whose houses were also damaged had also continued to work and support the efforts, Shah said.

28 Июн. 2016



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