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January 21, 2015
Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 200.00-202.00 down0.99% 202.00-204.00 down0.98%
6rw Barley 176.00-178.00 - 177.00-179.00 down1.11%
2rs Malt 397.00-399.00 down0.61% 398.00-400.00 down0.61%
6rw Malt 367.50-369.50 - 367.00-369.00 down0.66%
Feed Barley 172.00-174.00up1.17% nq 

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

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Malt news Ukraine: Malt exports in money terms decline in 2014, imports flat ...Click here

Brewery news World: SABMiller’s Q3 beer volumes decline on falling demand in China and Colombia ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Brewers increasingly targeting high-income consumers ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: SABMiller lowers forecast for Nigeria beer market growth as lower oil prices dent consumption ...Click here
Brewery news Zimbabwe: SABMiller’s Delta Corp. reports 10% sales drop in quarter through December ...Click here

Barley news France: Malting barley prices are slightly down ...Click here
Barley news USA: Craft brewers use four times more barley per barrel of beer than big brewers do ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

January 19
1898 Edward Crosby Johnson II, future founder of Fidelity Management & Research Co., is born in Milton
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992

January 20
1781 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published
1872 Californian Stock Exchange Board organized
1995 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

January 21
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France
1994 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)


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10-12: International Brewing Awards 2015
11-14: National Winter Ales Festival 2015 (Derby, UK)
21-24: Beer Attraction 2015 (Rimini, Italy)

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20-21: BeerX 2015 2015 (Sheffield, UK)
31 March - 02 April: ProPak Vietnam 2015 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 2015:
14-17: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2015 (Portland, USA)
21-23: Brewer (Pivovar) 2015 (Moscow, Russia)
25-26: Zythos 2015 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2015:
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07-23: The Czech Beer Festival 2015 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
19-22: Beer (Pivo) 2015 (Sochi, Russia)
24-28: EBC 2015 (Porto, Portugal)
26-28: Alimentaria Mexico 2015 (Mexico City, Mexico)
28-30: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28-31: Latvia Beer Fest 2015 (Riga, Latvia)

June 2015:
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July 2015:
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15-17: Brasil Brau 2015 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

August 2015:
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September 2015:
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24-26: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015 (Stockholm, Sweden)

October 2015:
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Malt newsUkraine: Malt exports in money terms decline in 2014, imports flat
In 2014, Ukraine’s malt imports totalled USD4.8 mln and exports – USD8.7 mln, ukrbeer.kiev.ua reported on January 18.

In December, import totalled USD0.278 mln and ...More info on site

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Brewery newsWorld: SABMiller’s Q3 beer volumes decline on falling demand in China and Colombia
SABMiller Plc, the world’s second-biggest brewer, reported on January 21 an unexpected drop in third-quarter beer volume as sales were held back by falling ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Brewers increasingly targeting high-income consumers
The battle in the beer market is especially harsh in the high-end segment as Vietnamese breweries are now trying to target high-income earners, VietNamNet ...More info on site

Brewery newsNigeria: SABMiller lowers forecast for Nigeria beer market growth as lower oil prices dent consumption
SABMiller Plc expects beer volume growth to decelerate in Nigeria this year as lower oil prices dent consumption and African markets become more competitive, ...More info on site

Brewery news Zimbabwe: SABMiller’s Delta Corp. reports 10% sales drop in quarter through December
Delta Corp., the Zimbabwean brewer that’s the country’s biggest company by market value, said sales fell 10 percent in the three months through December as output of sorghum beer declined and consumer spending remained weak, Bloomberg reported on January 20.

Sorghum beer volume was down 1 percent in the quarter on lower supplies of the Chibuku Super brand caused by lower brewing capacity and power outages, Delta said in a statement on January 20. That reversed a surge in popularity for the drink due to its lower price tag than lager. Sorghum is a type of plant grown in Africa and used for food and biofuels as well as beer.

“The trading environment remains difficult as reflected by the subdued consumer spending during the traditional holiday peak period,” Delta said in a statement. The company is about 23 percent owned by SABMiller Plc, the London-based maker of Peroni, Grolsch and Castle lagers.

Zimbabwe’s economy is projected to grow 3.2 percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, from an estimated 3.1 percent last year, which was the slowest rate since contraction in 2008. The southern African country has been hurt by lower metal prices affecting the mining industry and declining foreign investment.

Delta ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan: Craft beer popularity makes major brewers invest in this segment
After a short-lived boom in the 1990s, craft beer is catching on once again among thirsty Japanese consumers, The Japan Times reported on January 21.

Retailer Aeon Co. started stocking up to 90 craft and imported beers at 250 stores nationwide in December last year, and sales have been strong. “More and more people have started enjoying their unique taste,” said an Aeon spokesman.

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. last year released a limited run of products jointly developed with Yo-Ho Brewing Co., a leading craft brewer based in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, which is known for its Yona Yona Ale beer.

“The limited-run beer was more popular than expected and the company was able to reach new customers, including young people and women,” a Lawson spokesman said.

Over the past year, Lawson has doubled its craft beer portfolio to 11 brands, including domestic and imported products.

A variety of craft brands were created across the country after restrictions on breweries eased in 1994. The boom was short-lived, however, as many of the products were poor in quality.

Craft beers have started to regain attention in recent years as brewers using better technology began to lead the market.

This year, Yo-Ho Brewing will start to outsource part of ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: AB InBev criticized for long payment terms
AB InBev, the brewing giant behind Budweiser, Stella Artois and Boddingtons, has been criticised by the government for imposing excessively long payment terms on its small UK suppliers, Citya.m. reported on January 19.

Brewpack, which supplies conveyor belt systems, told the BBC that it could no longer afford to take orders from AB InBev because it demanded payment terms of 120 days after receiving an invoice.

Business minister Matt Hancock said such long delays were unacceptable. "These payment practices hit small businesses hardest and I am determined to stamp them out," he told the BBC.

AB InBev defended its practices on January 18, saying the payment terms were set "in mutual agreement" with suppliers.

"Like many other global companies, we review our payment terms and conditions regularly in accordance with good commercial practices and applicable law," a spokesperson said.

Brewery news USA: AB InBev’s ‘aggressive’ pricing could benefit Boston Beer sales
One US analyst believes that a more aggressive US pricing strategy led by Anheuser Busch InBev could reignite sales growth for craft beer competitor Samuel Adams, BeverageDaily.com reported on January 15.

Vivien Azer from Cowen and Company made her comments in a note on January 14 that summed-up her impressions of the Beer Summit 2015 in Palm Beach, California – which featured presentations from top executives representing the likes of AB InBev, MillerCoors and Constellation Brands.

Reflecting on a presentation by AB InBev’s VP of consumer communications, Lucas Herscovici, Azer said the world’s biggest brewer was increasingly focused on digital to balance out its strong focus in past years – with up to 70% of its media spend – on a sports-centric strategy.

The company is de-emphasizing loyalist ‘retention’ to focus more on millennial consumers (wedded to their smartphones) to drive growth, and Cowen said AB InBev’s future media strategy hinges on digital, experiential and media strands, with savings from classical media reinvested in brands.

“Looking ahead the key question for us will be the impact that AB InBev’s market share aspirations have on the underlying growth of the category,” Azer wrote.

Beer volume finished 2014 in growth, but this was driven ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsFrance: Malting barley prices are slightly down
French malting barley prices have decreased slightly due to their non-competitiveness versus British and Scandinavian barley, La Depeche reported on January 20.

Sweden is reported ...More info on site

Barley news USA: Craft brewers use four times more barley per barrel of beer than big brewers do
For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers, Mother Jones reported on January 20.

Most beers, industrial or craft, get their substance—what experts call body, or mouth feel, as well as any sweet and toasty flavors—from malted barley. The USDA researchers crunched data on the US barley and beer markets, and found that craft brewers on average use four times more barley per barrel of beer than the giants do.

Which makes craft beer seem like a bit of a bargain. A six-pack of Miller Light retails for about $5.50 in Texas, while typical craft beers go for about $10 per six—not even twice the price for four times the barley (and flavor). (Craft beers also tend to contain much more of the other main ingredient in beer, hops). In essence, Big Beer (like Big Almond) has hit upon a profitable strategy for reselling tap water at a high markup.

Now, one way to look at it is: Isn't watery beer easier on ...More info on site

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