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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.

Vietnam. Sabeco, Habeco to list before state divestment

Vietnam has urged its major businesses, including the two biggest beer producers Habeco and Sabeco and leading dairy firm Vinamilk, to dilute state ownership. In the private sector, VinaCapital and Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management have joined hands to enable Korean investors to participate in the Vietnam market.


Vietnam to list Sabeco, Habeco before state divestment; hasten exit from Vinamilk

Vietnam’s new Prime Minister has announced the intention to publicly list the country’s two largest brewers, Sabeco and Habeco, before the state divests its controlling stakes in these businesses, according to a government report.

The move will assure transparency, said the report, which added that there will be no distinction between domestic or international buyers as the state sells stake in the beverage majors.

However, the government portal also clarified that it will retain the local brands of Habeco and Sabeco, along with dairy product firm Vinamilk, the country’s largest company by market capitalization.

DEALSTREETASIA reported earlier that the Vietnamese industry and trade ministry had planned to list Sabeco on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, after the decision to sell a 53 per cent stake in one tranche, to trim the holding to a minority of 36 per cent.

Nine local and foreign companies have reportedly expressed their interest in the stake, valued up to $1 billion, including Thai Beverage, Singha Corp, Asahi Breweries, SAB Miller and Sabeco’s existing shareholder Heineken.

For Habeco, in which the ministry has 82 per cent, the state is contemplating a reduction of stake to below 50 per cent.

The government portal also cited Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as saying that Vietnam’s sovereign fund SCIC had to swiftly exit its holdings in 10 major businesses, including Vinamilk. “Although the state ownership in Vinamilk is less than 50 per cent (currently 45 per cent), it is still a great percentage,” Phuc reportedly said.

31 Авг. 2016



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