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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. Zhujiang investing 1.8 bln yuan into constructing entertainment complex at old brewery location

Modern youth of China needs new and interesting places of entertainment. So, by 2019 Zhujiang Brewery (Pearl river) is planning to spend 1.8 bln yuan to construct an entertainment complex at an old brewery location. So how will the youth’s dream be fulfilled?

The floor space of all plants of Pearl river company is 243000 square meters, of which 174000 m2 has been bought by the Chinese government. As a result there is 69000 m2 of land left, which can be used by the company.

Environmental impact assessment shows that these 69000 m2 will be allocated for recreation, shows, and other kinds of entertainment.

The main construction will include:
- Beer Experience Center (beer museum, beer exhibition)
- Headquarters of company Pearl river
- Design and art area
- Company stores of international beer brands.
- Art galleries
- Hotels

The brewery will be transformed into Beer Experience Center.
The former workshop of original packages will be changed into shops which can contain conferences and exhibitions. The malthouse will have a new life of a 10-storied hotel in beer culture style.

The original brewery will be transformed into Beer Experience Center. In accordance to the project, Beer Experience Center of 2660 m2 will become a big exhibition hall on the basis of the old brewery architecture. The exhibition will demonstrate processes of saccharification, fermentation and other production stages. These objects are not used in production, but the exhibition center, photos and video can give visitors an idea on beer production.
The entertainment center is expected to become a new tourist attraction.

Established in 1985, Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Group Co., Ltd. is a large state-owned enterprise which mainly deals in beer and its relative products. In 2002, InBev purchased 25% of shares in the state-owned brewery.

14 Июл. 2016



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