If you want to see the web version you may click here or access http://e-malt.com/publications.asp?2456
E-Malt.com Flash.
Sent to: . 
User ID: @USERID@.

Newsletter Summary

Currency rates
Equities of largest breweries
Market prices change trend
Top industry news
Brewery news
Malt news
Barley news
More news
Scientific Digest
Malting barley prices
Theoretical malt prices
Table of the week
Graph of the week
On These Days
Do you know e-malt.com?

Average market prices
Change trend

21 August - 23 August 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €116.0-118.0   
6rw Barley €104.0-106.0   
2rs Malt €256.0-258.0   
6rw Malt €241.0-242.0   
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €128.0-130.0   
6rw Barley €110.0-112.0   
2rs Malt €264.5-266.5   
6rw Malt €241.5-243.5   

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History.
Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Easy E-malt.com

E-malt.com access

User name


Use the above form to have a full immediate access to E-malt.com site!

Through the drop-down menu you can easily remind your username and password; change your username and password or even edit your account!
Do you know
E-malt.com ?

Dear E-malt Reader!

E-malt.com Newsletters Archive could be found directly on e-malt.com site. Browsing through our Newsletters' Archive you may see all the issues you have missed. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Newsletters link in the menu. Reading our Newsletters you will be kept informed with the latest news and events regarding malting and beer world. You may also submit your own news, events or other information to the address info@e-malt.com!

Updated figures related to USA barley and malt trade with Mexico and Canada could be seen in NAFTA section of e-malt.com menu. To this purpose please enter e-malt.com!

You may find updated malt, barley and beer statistics on e-malt.com Statistics section. Just enter e-malt.com! Here you will find all tables issued with e-malt.com newsletters.

E-malt.com Agenda gives the possibility to keep you informed about the Events planned to be held in the whole world related to the brewing and malting industries. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Agenda link in the menu. Reading our Event Agenda you will find out about the future symposia, conferences and festivals related to malting and beer world. You may also submit your own events to the address info@e-malt.com

E-malt.com has Trading Online system. The system is to be used for malt/barley trading. One can register a malt/barley offer or a malt/barley request. The registering person could be as a seller/buyer or as an agent for seller/buyer. The User can see information about all active malt/barley offers & requests. If needed the system allows user to buy/sell malt/barley due to reasonable offers/requests. The way to do this is to confirm reasonable transaction. Trading Online rules are available through the Internet in the Trading Online as well as Tutorial (useful for persons who starts the system usage). To visit the E-malt Trading Online first go to the E-malt.com site, then click Trading Online link in the left menu of the e-malt.com home page. For more details please contact info@e-malt.com

Thank You!

E-malt.com Links!

Other e-malt.com newsletters

Last five E-malt Flashes

See this Newsletter!
Flash 33b, 2006

See this Newsletter!
Flash 33a, 2006

See this Newsletter!
Flash 32b, 2006

See this Newsletter!
Flash 32a, 2006

See this Newsletter!
Flash 31b, 2006

Market price evolutions

The evolution of market prices for barley and malt, which are periodicaly issued with e-malt.com newsletters are published on e-malt.com site in Market Prices section. Just click here!
Available market price evolutions

See this Evolution!
Canada Average Barley Prices 1983-2005

See this Evolution!
Canadian Malting Barley Prices vs. Danish 2Row

See this Evolution!
Australia Malting Barley Export Prices 2000-2005

See this Evolution!
Malt Market Price Evolution. Crop 2005

See this Evolution!
French Malting Barley Price Evolution. Crop 2005

See this Evolution!
Malt Market Price Evolution. Crop 2004

See this Evolution!
French Malting Barley Price Evolution. Crop 2004

See this Evolution!
Malt Market Price Evolution. Crop 2003

See this Evolution!
French Malting Barley Price Evolution. Crop 2003

E-malt.com graphs

All graphs issued with e-malt.com newsletters are published in "Graph" section of e-malt.com site.
Last five graphs

Open this Graph!
World Beer Production (1991 - 2005)

Open this Graph!
Australia Barley Production and Malting Barley Exports

Open this Graph!
Czech Malt Exports in 2005 by country of destination

Open this Graph!
Per Capita Beer Consumption in 5 largest beer markets in Central & Eastern Europe

Open this Graph!
Malt and Malt products used in USA Brewing Industry (1990-2005)

The graphs are updated from time to time. Just see the updates online on e-malt.com site!
E-malt.com Tables

We have the pleasure to let you know that all e-malt.com tables are published in e-malt.com Statistics section. The Statistics section includes Barley statistics, Malt statistics and Beer statistics. The tables related to barley are published in Barley Statistics section, the tables related to malt in Malt Statistics section and the tables related to beer in Beer Statisctis section.

Last five tables
search in statistics

Open this Table!
Australian Barley Crop Forecast

Open this Table!
EU Malt Export Licence Fixations

Open this Table!
EU Malting Barley Supply and Demand Estimate 2006/2007

Open this Table!
EU Malt Export Licence Fixations as of June 27, 2006

Open this Table!
Polish Brewing Industry Q1 2004 - Q1 2006


If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or remarks, you can send a mail to: info@e-malt.com. To submit your own news to our editorial team, email to: info@e-malt.com

If you have received this newsletter from a colleague, you can obtain your own subscription here! You are not registered yet? You may register here.

You may recommend our site to your friend by clicking here

If you do not wish to receive our newsletter, please unsubscribe Your e-mail address from our mailing list, or send a aletter to us using e-mail info@e-malt.com. Please take into consideration your registration data.

E-malt.com Flash 34a
August 21 - August 23, 2006

Quote of the week

"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship"
Benjamin Franklin

             You are part of the 29,000 professional readers from 183 countries who receives our free bi-weekly E-malt Newsletters published since 3 years. You looked pleased in getting them as we have registered something like 1,000,000 readings.
             To keep this high level of informative reservoir in both brewing and malting industries and in order to continue to improve it we have to request for a small contribution to get a Full Bi-weekly Newsletter.
             Many of other readers have responded positively and doing so giving us the possibility to keep developing this world informative reference.
             A one-year access costs only 149,- Euros and you will receive full membership to both our Full Bi-weekly Newsletter and website username protected access to all e-malt.com pages and client services.

             You can pay by credit card or bank transfer (against invoice). Ordering is simple, use our online secure ordering system: click hereunder to begin - you could have access in just 5 minutes!

One-year individual subscription: 149, - Euros
Two-year individual subscription: 259, - Euros

Save money when your colleagues join:
One-year group subscription for 2-5 Members: 299, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 6-10 Members: 449, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 11-20 Members: 599, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 21-50 Members: 799, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 51-100 Members: 999, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 101 or more Members: 1200, - Euros

For a personal service contact our Membership staff :
Email : info@e-malt.com
Direct line : +32 (0)87 681381; Fax : +32 (0)87 352234
If calling, please note our office hours are 9am - 5pm (Belgium time)

Currency Rates
Base Currency: Euro, EUR
on 23-August-2006

1 EUR = 1.2847 USD
1 EUR = 0.6795 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4362 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6858 AUD
1 EUR = 149.356 JPY
1 EUR = 2.7431 BRL
1 EUR = 34.3533 RUB
1 EUR = 10.2493 CNY
Base Currency: US Dollar
on 23-August-2006

1 USD = 0.7785 EUR
1 USD = 0.5289 GBP
1 USD = 1.1179 CAD
1 USD = 1.312 AUD
1 USD = 116.26 JPY
1 USD = 2.1352 BRL
1 USD = 26.7404 RUB
1 USD = 7.978 CNY


Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
USA: Craft beer sales jump into double digits, 1H 2006 sales up 11%... Click here

Finland: Beer sales stagnated at 2,105 million hl, sales of non-alcoholic beverages increased by 32,000 hl... Click here

Czech Republic: Pivovar Ostravar to start shipping beer to Italy... Click here

Mexico: Grupo Modelo SA to distribute China's Tsingtao beer in Mexico... Click here

UK: Diageo sold Guinness Brewery site to property developer... Click here

EU: Barley export licences stand at 47,000 t against 713,000 t year-on-year... Click here

Australia: ABB Grain Ltd reviewed gross barley pool estimates for 2005/06 and increased by AU$5/tonne its malting barley pool estimates... Click here

USA: 2006 barley balance sheet cut by 7 million bushels to 183 million bushels... Click here

USA & EU: European hop growers are uncertain about hops' alpha content, draught affects less American hops because of drip irrigation... Click here

More News
USA: Procermex Inc., the U.S. arm of Grupo Modelo, shuts corporate headquarters in San Antonio and merges with Chicago-based Constellation Brands, Gambrinus Co. out of picture ... More Info

Sierra Leone: Heineken-owned Sierra Leone Brewery Limited recorded a net loss of SLL 3.7 billion in 2005 against a net loss of SLL6.8 billion year-on-year ... More Info

World: Barley intervention stocks to 13/08/06 give a theoretical net position of 1.49 million t ... More Info

Kenya: East African Breweries Limited (EABL) used cross listing to improve the acceptability of its products across the region ... More Info

Mexico: Grupo Modelo SA to appeal antitrust ruling against exclusivity contracts ... More Info

Canada: Big Rock Brewery Income Trust announces monthly distribution ... More Info

Ukraine: 987,000 tons of new crop barley were contracted for export ... More Info

India: SABMiller ready to compete with UB Breweries to be the most respected brewer in India ... More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle launches Foster’s Twist with £6 million campaign ... More Info

China & Australia: Barley purchases continued with 150,000 t in 14 days, prices expected to upgrade ... More Info

Ukraine: Export barley prices range within UAH/t 560-610 CPT, barley market populated by more export operators ... More Info

Mexico: Fomento Economico Mexicano SA (Femsa) enters ready-to-drink spirit market ... More Info

UK: Barley yields range from 5 to 7.5 t per hectare fom more than 50% of the cut harvest ... More Info

Nigeria: Sona Breweries Plc to earn US$3 million from export of Maltonic brand ... More Info

USA: Governor of Ithaca, New York, allows brewers to give drinks free samples to those 21 and under ... More Info

Denmark: Carlsberg to strike £32 million 4-year sponsorship deal with England team ... More Info

Japan: Suntory beer sales dropped 8% in 2005, brewer turns to low-alcohol fruit cocktails ... More Info

USA: Miller Brewing to reposition Icehouse beer trough online ads ... More Info

Slovak Republic: Pivovar Popper Brewery output increased by 1.5% to SKK 103.9 million ... More Info

China & Germany: Filling and packaging group KHS to enter Chinese market ... More Info

UK: Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries reached £1 million sponsorship agreement with England cricket team ... More Info

Thailand: Boonrawd Brewery Co. expects economy to pick up after general elections ... More Info

UK: Shepherd Neame acquired Plough and Horses pub in Hampshire ... More Info

Brewery News

2 USA: Craft beer sales jump into double digits, 1H 2006 sales up 11%

The Brewers Association reported August 22 that the volume of craft beer sold in the first half of 2006 rose 11 percent compared to ...
More Info

2 Finland: Beer sales stagnated at 2,105 million hl, sales of non-alcoholic beverages increased by 32,000 hl

Beer sales in Finland during the first half of the year remained at the same level as in the previous year - a total ...
More Info

0 Czech Republic: Pivovar Ostravar to start shipping beer to Italy

Pivovary Staropramen-owned Pivovar Ostravar is to emerge Italy as the second EU export market, after the brewery started exporting beer in UK in late 2004, selling its beers in more than 1,000 outlets.

Pivovar Ostravar has an annual capacity of 500,000 hl of beer and is located in northern Moravia

The brewery is based in Ostravar, northern Moravia, and produces around 500,000 hectolitres of beer a year. InBev-owned Pivovar Staropramen controls nearly 14% of the Czech beer market and competes on the domestic market with Plzensky Prazdroj which has the largest beer sales in the Czech Republic and exports beer to almost 50 countries all over the world.

2 Mexico: Grupo Modelo SA to distribute China's Tsingtao beer in Mexico

Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo SA said August 18 that it plans to start distributing China's Tsingtao beer in Mexico by the end of the ...
More Info

0 UK: Diageo sold Guinness Brewery site to property developer

The former Guinness Brewery in London has been bought by property developer Brixton Plc for 47 million pounds and will be converted into industrial units and warehousing, The Scotsman learned August 21 from Brixton Plc.

Brixton is buying the Park Royal site in northwest London from Diageo and plans to develop more than 500,000 sq ft of commercial space from 2007.

"This is just the type of scheme that Brixton has been looking to re-invest into post the 500 million pounds of sales earlier this year," said Brixton Chief Executive Tim Wheeler.

Brixton sold 84 properties to Dunedin Property Ltd for 460 million pounds in May.

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of alcohol beverage brands across spirits, wine and beer categories. These brands include: Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Crown Royal and Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.

Barley News

2 EU: Barley export licences stand at 47,000 t against 713,000 t year-on-year

Total barley free market refunds granted for 2006/07 campaign are zero, the AgriNews Feedgrain Report of August 17 stressed. Total intervention sales equate zero. ...
More Info

0 Australia: ABB Grain Ltd reviewed gross barley pool estimates for 2005/06 and increased by AU$5/tonne its malting barley pool estimates

ABB Grain Ltd has reviewed its gross barley pool indicators for 2005/2006 and has increased by AU$5/tonne its malting barley estimates, and has also increased its estimates for new season (2006/2007) malting and feed barley, the company announced August 22.

ABB Grain’s General Manager Marketing, Nigel Officer, said extremely hot and dry conditions in Europe and North America, besides a continuing “major uncertainty” about the forthcoming Australian barley crop, had led to the increase in estimated pool returns.

“It’s been an extremely hot and dry summer in Europe, and the consequent increase in barley prices and malt prices has pushed competitor values in China, our major destination for malting barley, higher,” Mr Officer said. “Freight rates also remain high and this has added to our competitive position as the spread in freight rates between EU and Australia has widened.

“Meanwhile, the Canadian harvest has only recently begun, but their crop has been reduced to an estimate of less than 10 million tonnes – down from an earlier forecast of 11.3 million tonnes. It’s expected that significant volumes of Canadian barley will now go over the border to the U.S, which has had its smallest barley crop since 1936. This in turn means less ...
More Info

0 USA: 2006 barley balance sheet cut by 7 million bushels to 183 million bushels

Local barley prices ranged from unchanged to ten cents lower the week ended August 20, Idaho Barley Commission released August 17.

USDA reported barley exports of 0.5 thousand metric tons for Mexico. No sales were reported for the week.

USDA made a few adjustments to the U.S. barley balance sheet this month: they cut 2006 production by 7 million bushels (152.407 t) to 183 million bushels (3.9 million t), lowered domestic feed usage by 5 million bushels (108,862 t) to 40 million bushels (870,900 t) and cut U.S. ending stocks by 2 million bushels (45,540 t) to 96 million bushels (2.09 million t). World barley production was cut by 0.7 million metric tons this month due to smaller crops in the U.S., Canada and E.U., partially offset by a larger crop in the Ukraine.

World barley production is projected to increase by 4% to 142.9 million t, with consumption outpacing production for the second consecutive year. US production is pegged to decline 14% to 3.98 million t.

World barley supplies are estimated to decline slightly to 171.2 million t, while US supplies are now pegged to decline 14% to 6.3 million t.

World barley trade is expected to fall 4% to 17.4. ...
More Info

Hops News

2 USA & EU: European hop growers are uncertain about hops' alpha content, draught affects less American hops because of drip irrigation

The latter half of July brought with it above average temperatures on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, this slowed ...
More Info

Scientific Digest
Towards understanding the genetic basis of adaptation to low rainfall environments

Jason K. Eglinton1,
Michael Baum2,
Stefania Grando2,
Salvatore Ceccarelli2,
Andrew R. Barr1.
1 Department of Plant Science, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, South Australia, 5064.
2 International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), PO Box 5446, Aleppo, Syria.

Water deficit is one of the most important constraints to cereal production in the Mediterranean-type dryland cropping environments of the world. The present project aims to identify and develop barley with improved adaptation to low rainfall environments, and to develop molecular markers for key traits associated with drought stress tolerance. While markers for these traits will find application within current breeding germplasm, this work also targets the identification of novel alleles from wild and landrace barley.

A population was developed from a cross between a Syrian landrace barley and an improved ICARDA line. The two parental lines are well adapted to low rainfall conditions, exhibit similar maturity, and also represent significant genetic diversity. In 1999/2000, this population was evaluated at two low rainfall sites in Syria and four sites in Jordan. The sites experienced significant drought stress and a number of lines out-yielded the parental lines and well adapted local varieties, and the differences in yield were not associated with maturity effects. A range of traits associated with performance under drought stress were measured including growth habit, early vigor, tiller number, leaf chlorophyll content, plant height, days to heading, biomass, kernel weight, grain yield and harvest index. A molecular map has been constructed with 247 molecular markers (73 SSR, 174 AFLP) used to genotype 94 RIL’s from this population.

Tolerance to drought stress has been a difficult trait to characterise and quantify, and our current understanding is largely based upon comparative physiology. The application of molecular genetics strategies in conjunction with physiology and field evaluation promises to deliver significant advances in both our understanding of stress tolerance, and our ability to positively select for stress tolerance in crop improvement.
... Load full article, 7 pages, 112 Kb, MS Word *.doc file

Malting barley prices. French barley prices.
Nominal prices.

nq - Not quoted
Prices for Danish malting barley are available on site www.e-malt.com/MarketPrices

Theoretical malt prices.
NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

Theoretical malt prices for crop 2006 are available on site www.e-malt.com/MarketPrices

Table of the week

The Top 40 brewery groups in the world as of 31 December 2005

Graph of the week
EU Malt Export Licence Fixation

These Days in Business History
August 21
1897 Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1975 U.S. lightens trade embargo against Cuba
1991 Communist coup is crushed in U.S.S.R. in 2 days

August 22
1864 International Red Cross forms
1901 Cadillac Co forms
1962 Failed assassination on president De Gaulle

August 23
1904 Automobile tire chain patented
1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler and Stalin
1962 1st Europe-U.S. live TV program (via Telstar)
August 2006:
GBBF Great British Beer Festival
IHGC Hop tour
10th International Berlin Beer Festival 2006
Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier beer festival
Agrokomplex 2006 , Slovakia. International Fair of Agriculture and Food Industry
Midwest Specialty Grains Conference, Minneapolis.
Bank Holiday Weekend and International Beer Festival , UK.
Northern Crops Institute Course 2006 Barley Malt Quality Evaluation

September 2006:
8th BELGIAN BEER WEEKEND The Belgian Brewers’ association
World of Food China - 2006. International Exhibition and Conference for the Food
Beverages - 2006,Belgorod, Russia.Specialized exhibition.
CHINA BREW & BEVERAGE International Brew and Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment
International Brewery and Soft Drinks Industry Exhibition
Riga Food 2006.
The Great Canadian Beer Festival
2nd Bruxellensis Festival
Jean De Clerck Chair XII: Flavours in Beer , a post academic training
Fine Food Australia. Australia's largest exhibition for the food and beverage industry...
TecnoBebida Latin America International Exhibition of Technologies for the Beverage Industry
EXPO Food & Drinks - 2006, Armenia. The 4th Interhational specialized exhibition.
AtyrauFood - 2006, Kazakhstan.5-th North-Caspian Regional Exhibition
Munich Oktoberfest.The world's biggest beer festival.
World Grains Summit: Foods and Beverages San Francisco, California U.S.A.
International Beer Competition 2006 Japan.
FoodWeek Uzbekistan - 2006.11th Annual International Exhibition of Food and Drinks.
Northern Crops Institute Course 2006 Grain Procurement Management for Importers
World Food Moscow - 2006.The 15th International exhibition "All world of food".
The 15 AllUkrainiane forum of food-processing industry - 2006.
Great American Beer Festival® September 28 - 30, 2006.
Farmer of Kazakhstan - 2006.The 4th Kazakhstan international exhibition.

October 2006:
International Beer Summit 2006, Japan.
World Beer Festival, USA
Food And Beverages, Novi Sad Fair, Serbia & Montenegro.
MBAA Brewing and Malting Science Course
Lighthouse International Beer Festival, USA.
Belgian Beer Festival. website:www.beerfestival.be
Belgian Beer Fest - Sunday Brunch, USA.
World Food Ukraine / Ingredients Ukraine International Food and Drinks Exhibition

More events are available on site e-malt.com
Copyright © E-Malt s.a. 2006