Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe 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 brandsIn 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 2019During 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.
The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
Move to Shanghai sets new standards
Move to Shanghai sets new standards
Approx. 9 percent more exhibitors
Over 8 percent more space booked by foreign exhibitors
Again increase of visitor quality
The move to Shanghai has propelled CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE to a new level. The most important sector event for the beverage and liquid food industry in the Asian region took place between October 11 and 14, 2016. For the first time it was held in the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). Over 53,183 participants came to find out about the latest technologies and solutions for the Asian market from more than 800 exhibitors on 81,000 square meters of exhibition space. CBB 2016 posted a new record in terms of the number of exhibitors from abroad and the amount of space they booked. A total of 265 companies from outside China—among them KHS, Krones, Pentair und Sidel—showcased their offerings to CBB visitors on around 23,000 square meters of space.
Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (Fachverband Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen) affiliated in the VDMA (Germany´s engineering federation), feels the success of the event proves that the move was the right decision: “The move from Beijing to Shanghai was a milestone for CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE. CBB is now in the right place for the Asian market and, now that it has the right venue in Shanghai, it has been able to further improve on an already high level.”
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, was also satisfied with this year´s fair: "The good results of CBB demonstrate that we did the right thing for this show in moving to Shanghai. The location of Shanghai enables us a better integration with the beverages industry in the southeast Asian region. And this also increased in the quality of the visitors! This success will certainly also have a positive effect on drinktec. For 2017 we expect even more Chinese exhibitors and visitors to attend the world´s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, held in Munich.”
Further rise in the quality of participants
In the international section, over 265 exhibitors from outside China showcased their latest solutions and technologies for the beverage and liquid food industry on around 23,000 square meters of exhibition space. These figures firmly underpin CBB´s reputation as the leading technology platform in the Asian region. Alongside classical solutions for the needs of the beer industry, there was more technology and more solutions on show for the production of soft drinks, fruit juices and water. “CBB is without doubt the leading trade fair for the entire beverages industry in Asia,” said Markus Kosak, Exhibition Director of CBB. “Measuring and analysis equipment was increasingly exhibited, because quality control and quality standards are also key themes for the Asian market,” Kosak continued. CBB is the only trade fair in Asia that covers the entire process chain for all areas of the beverage and liquid food industry, and presents new-generation machinery. 53,183 participants were able to see all of this for themselves.
The exhibitors praised in particular professional level of the visitors at their stands. Volker Kronseder, Board Chairman of Krones AG, confirmed: “The move to the modern expo center in Shanghai has done CBB good. It was extremely busy in the halls. The quality of the visitors coming to our booth was higher and better than in recent years. This shows that the show has developed further.” Professor Dr. Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, Managing Director of KHS, was also very positive about the show: “We are very happy with the switch to Shanghai. The site is better equipped, more modern and as a result it makes for a more professional presentation. CBB is developing very well. In particular we were delighted with the quality of the trade visitors at both our booths this year.”
In line with expectations, the majority of the 53,183 visitors (2014: 52,063) came from China. The number of the international has grown further in 2016. The number of visitors and especially their qualifications underline the importance of CBB as the leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry in Asia.
Accompanying the trade fair, the participants in CBB 2016 were able to take part on all three days in the “German Beer Experience” forum, where they could discuss beer, the art of brewing and the Purity Law. The main themes here included “Beer variations and product trends” and “The development of the brewing industry in Germany, as compared to Belgium”. Of course, following the lectures the visitors also had a chance to try out the different beers.
The organizer of CBB is the China National United Equipment Group Co., Ltd. (Heli). Messe München, the organizer of drinktec, the leading world fair, and its Chinese subsidiary Messe München Shanghai have been co-organizers of CBB since 2011; they are responsible for the international exhibitors.
The next CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE takes place from October 23 to 26, 2018 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC).
Further information on CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE:
Your press contact for CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE:
Tel. (+49 89) 949 21484
e-mail: [email protected]
About CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE
CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE (CBB), the "International Brew & Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment Exhibition for China", has taken place every two years in Beijing. It is the most important event for the sector in China and across Asia. The organizer of CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE is the Beijing Zhongqing Heli Machinery Equipment Co. Since August 2011 Messe München International has been a coorganizer of CBB. In this role it, together with its subsidiary MMI Shanghai, is the contact and contracting partner for all the international, non-Chinese exhibitors at CBB. The last CBB in 2016 attracted more than 800 exhibitors. In total 53,183 participants attended this four-day event. The next CBB takes place from October 23 to 26, 2018 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai.
21 Окт. 2016