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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

Vietnam. Habeco and Sabeco to list on stock exchanges

Giving into the government’s urging, Vietnam’s two leading beer producers Hanoi Beer, Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Habeco) and Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Sabeco) have both registered to list their shares on stock exchanges and received approval.



On October 17, the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) allowed Habeco to list on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM).
Habeco, to be coded as BHN on UPCoM, will trade 231.8 million shares.

The fist transaction day and the starting share price will be published in the upcoming days.

In another move, on September 26, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) approved Sabeco’s proposal to list on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE).

Sabeco will have 12 weeks from September 26 to complete its listing on HoSE. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said at the government’s regular press conference on August 31 that the state plans to complete the divestment from Sabeco and Habeco within 16 months.

Hai said that the MoIT had directed the two companies to list their shares on the stock exchanges and draw up their divestment schedules, identifying stages and deadlines.

Hai said that domestic and foreign investors alike can buy the shares. The MoIT will hire consultancy companies to build specific divestment plans as well as verify the prices of the two enterprises’ shares.

In case the two beer giants are listed on the stock exchange, the price of the shares will be used as a basis to calculate the initial prices at the auctions.

19 Окт. 2016



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