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3-2019

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. Bihar government reneges on its promise to allow liquor export: Firms

The liquor manufacturing units have accused the state government of reneging on its promise to give them permits to export their products outside Bihar. There are three breweries in the state owned by Molson Coors Cobra, Carlsberg India and United Breweries, all located in Patna. The state also has 12 manufacturing and bottling plants.After enforcing total prohibition in Bihar on April 5, the Nitish Kumar government had assured the liquor firms to keep granting them permits to export their products to other states.However, sources in the liquor industry claimed that no permit has been granted in the last two months.

A brewery firm official said the excise department granted export permission only once in April to the United Breweries and Carlsberg for 28,800 and 92,000 cases, respectively.The manufacturing firms, after the prohibition, had applied and got permits from the neighbouring and northeastern states to import liquor from Bihar. They paid hefty excise and import duty for that, but the Bihar government sat on the files till the validity of their permits expired.Senior manager of a liquor firm said they had applied thrice to the state excise department for permission to export liquor to Jharkhand, but the department refused citing unavoidable reasons."We deposited around Rs 3 crore with the Jharkhand government as excise and import duty for liquor import permit," he said and added that the Bihar government did not allow them to export their products despite making an announcement in this regard.However, assistant excise commissioner cum public relation officer O P Mandal said the department is readily granting permits to the breweries for export. "We recently granted export permit to one of the firms," he said.Manager of a brewery firm said the state government has double standards on liquor policy.

Summary
"We recently granted export permit to one of the firms," he said.Manager of a brewery firm said the state government has double standards on liquor policy. Patna: The liquor manufacturing units have accused the state government of reneging on its promise to give them permits to export their products outside Bihar . There are three breweries in the state owned by Molson Coors Cobra, Carlsberg India and United Breweries , all located in Patna. Molson, a UK-based firm has 1.5 lakh manufactured cases of beer. "Even if the state excise department is showing willingness to grant export permit, the officials are deliberately putting clauses which are practically impossible to fulfil," they said.Even an excise official admitted that the clauses for export are being made so stringent that it becomes impossible to fulfil them.

14 Июл. 2016

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