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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.

India. Graft: VACB quizzes Babu

The VACB probing the alleged irregularities in the issuance of beer and wine parlour license interrogated former Excise Minister K Babu on Monday in connection with the case.

Babu appeared before the investigation team at the VACB office at Pullepady here around 10 am, in response to a summons. Following the near-three-hour-long interrogation, VACB officials claimed there were contradictions in Babu’s statements with regard to orders issued by the previous government on renewal of beer and wine licence. The former minister’s statement on the procedures adopted by the Excise Department for closure of liquor shops operated by the Bevco was unsatisfactory , they said.

VACB officials said Babu would be interrogated further in the coming days. “Certain documents have to be collected from the Excise Department and Secretariat, based on the statement given by Babu, who will be summoned against for questioning,” said a VACB official. Later, speaking to reporters, Babu alleged the hands of bar owners who incurred loss from the liquor policy of the previous government behind the complaints against him. “There was no irregularity in the issuance of beer and wine parlour licence. In Kerala, there are several bars operating near liquor outlets. So, the closure of certain liquor outlets benefited some of the bar owners. The allegations are baseless, and I will take legal recourse to prove my innocence", Babu said.

18 Окт. 2016

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