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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.

For the first time parallel to drinktec 2017 in Munich: PRO FachHANDEL


PRO FachHANDEL, the specialist and order trade fair for the entire German beverage and convenience trade, will be held in Munich for the first time in 2017. It will take place on September 14 and 15 parallel to drinktec (September 11–15, 2017), the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.
The event will occupy Hall B0 and the foyer of ICM on the trade fair grounds in Munich. Collaboration with PRO FachHANDEL perfectly complements the offer of drinktec, which consequently addresses the complete German beverage trade sector and reaches the visitor target groups important for this industry.

The collaboration between drinktec in Munich and PRO FachHANDEL is a win-win situation for both partners. The synergies of the two events will be combined for the benefit of visitors and exhibitors in Munich. drinktec will benefit from the fact that there will be an increase in trade fair visitors from the target group of “specialist dealers” thanks to PRO FachHANDEL. Conversely, drinktec will provide PRO FachHANDEL with the opportunity to establish itself as a platform for the beverage trade internationally and develop further.

Petra Westphal, Project Manager of drinktec, is delighted: “We are very happy that the organizer GES eG of PRO FachHANDEL has decided to attach this important event to drinktec. Thanks to the partnership concluded, a platform for beverage manufacturers will take place parallel and in close proximity to drinktec where you can meet the necessary trading partners for the entry into the German market. With that, we are fulfilling a request of the international beverage industry and also have the possibility together with PRO FachHANDEL to address European specialist dealers.”

Alexander Berger, CEO of GES and responsible for the organization of PRO FachHANDEL considers the conditions ideal: “We very pleased to have the opportunity to carry out this exciting and promising project together with Messe München. The trade fair platform is becoming even more attractive for visitors and exhibitors from the complete retail industry with the collaboration. PRO FachHANDEL with its special areas of Newcomer Market and Beer Live fits perfectly in the supporting program of drinktec.”

As a driving force in the industry, world premieres, innovations and solutions for the beverage and liquid food industry are shown in Munich every four years. The range of drinktec exhibitors covers the entire process chain in the industry. Interesting especially for companies: the latest logistics solutions, the topic of process automation and digital control as well as current trends in ingredients and drink concepts. The areas of product safety & product quality, energy and resource efficiency as well as packaging & packaging materials provide interesting aspects for companies. drinktec is the platform for obtaining information about trends and innovations that the industry is dealing with and will deal with in the future.

31 Окт. 2016



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