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on January 19, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on January 19, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2235 USD
1 EUR = 0.8821 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5229 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5311 AUD
1 EUR = 136.0700 JPY
1 EUR = 3.9321 BRL
1 EUR = 69.2582 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8582 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8182 EUR
1 USD = 0.7216 GBP
1 USD = 1.2442 CAD
1 USD = 1.2525 AUD
1 USD = 111.1500 JPY
1 USD = 3.2155 BRL
1 USD = 56.6291 RUB
1 USD = 6.4241 CNY

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January 19, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 down0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 155.00-157.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 385.50-387.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 346.50-348.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 146.00-148.00down0.68%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 185.50-187.50 down0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 154.00-156.00 down0.64%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 381.00-383.00 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 342.50-344.50 down0.36%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 191.50-193.50 up0.11%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,274.00-1,276.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,274.00-1,276.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,194.00-1,196.00 down0.83%
Malting Barley (West) 1,194.00-1,196.00 down0.83%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 310.00-312.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 649.00-651.00 -
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 649.00-651.00 -
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 282.00-284.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 170.00-172.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 115.00-117.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 121.00-123.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news Germany: Beer sales drop 2% to 94 mln hl in 2017 ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Number of breweries up 750% in 10 years ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Habeco misses 2017 revenue target ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Microbrewing boom continues in Australia ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Super-premium beer market expected to continue to grow in the UK ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Breweries share sale by ED provides Heineken with opportunity to increase stake in the brewer ...Click here

Barley news EU: Malting barley prices slightly down on lack of demand ...Click here
Barley news EU: Winter cereals in good condition across the EU at this stage ...Click here

Whisky news USA: Major whisky brands celebrate strong year 2017 ...Click here

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Brewery news South Korea: Beer imports threatening Korea’s biggest drinks maker ...Click here
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Brewery news New Zealand: New Zealand adds craft beer to basket of goods monitored to measure inflation ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

18 January
1840 - Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
1980 - Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
1989 - IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988

19 January
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

20 January
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)

21 January
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)


January 2018:
23-24: BevExpo 2018 (Coventry, UK)
26-28: Finest Spirits 2018 (Munich, Germany)

February 2018:
02-04: Brau Kunst Live 2018 (Munich, Germany)
09-12: HoReCa 2018 (Athens, Greece)
17-20: Beer Attraction 2018 (Rimini, Italy)
20-24: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 (Norwich, UK)
27-01 March: Beviale Moscow 2018 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2018:
05-07: 105th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
06-08: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico)
07-10: Festival Brasileiro de Cerveja 2018 (Blumenau, Brazil)
08-10: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: BeerX 2018 (Sheffield, UK)
16-18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2018 (Barcelona, Spain)
19-22: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)

April 2018:
08-12: International Malting and Brewing Symposium "13th Trends in Brewing" (Ghent, Belgium)
13-14: Helsinki Beer Festival 2018 (Helsinki, Finland)
28-29: Zythos Beer Festival 2018 (Leuven, Belgium)
30-03 May: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2018 (Nashville, USA)

May 2018:
16-18: Craft Beer China 2018 (Shanghai, China)
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)
23-27: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)
31-02 June: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
07-08: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)
20-22: Sea Brew 2018 (Manila, Philippines)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, Germany)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsGermany: Beer sales drop 2% to 94 mln hl in 2017
German brewers witnessed a fall in beer sales in 2017, an industry estimate published on January 18 finds.

The German Brewers' Association recorded a two-percent ...More info on site

Brewery newsBrazil: Number of breweries up 750% in 10 years
Number of breweries in Brazil increased from 80 in 2007 to 679 at the end of 2017 – up by almost 750% over the ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Habeco misses 2017 revenue target
The Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Habeco) missed its 2017’s revenue target, with sales slipping as consumers increasingly opt for international brands, FoodNavigator-Asia.com ...More info on site

Brewery newsAustralia: Microbrewing boom continues in Australia
The microbrewing boom continues in Australia, with Brisbane and Queensland leading the charge.

That’s the finding of an industry survey conducted by noted brewing historian ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Breweries share sale by ED provides Heineken with opportunity to increase stake in the brewer
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to sell a large chunk of unpledged shares owned by Vijay Mallya in United Breweries, to raise more than Rs 4,000 crore, or nearly half of the money owed by the liquor baron to lenders, The Times Now reported on January 19.

ED has secured custody of 4 crore unpledged shares, constituting about 15.2 per cent stake, owned by beleaguered tycoon Vijay Mallya in UBL.

The shares were transferred to ED by the Stock Holding Corporation of India under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), reports the Economic Times citing two people with knowledge of the plan. The remaining 27 lakh shares are expected to be transferred soon. Mallya did not respond to emailed questions.

Vijay Mallya owns 29.46 per cent in UBL comprising 7.79 crore shares, out of which 3.52 crore constituting 45.17 per cent of his stake is pledged with lenders.

At present, Dutch brewer Heineken owns 43 per cent share in UBL and is keen to hike its stake further. This share sale by ED provides it with an opportunity.

This is not the first time such a sale is happening under provisions of the money laundering law. ED sold some ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Super-premium beer market expected to continue to grow in the UK
The super-premium beer market will continue to grow in the UK as consumers’ willingness to spend more on “beer worth paying for” kicks up a level, according to Asahi UK’s new managing director Tim Clay.

The proliferation of premium drinks in the on-trade will play into the hands of breweries like Asahi UK and other alcohol suppliers in 2018 and the foreseeable future, Clay told The Morning Advertiser.

Clay officially became the head of Asahi UK this month, taking over from Gary Haigh who retired last year after overseeing the transfer of SABMiller's Miller Brands Unit to Asahi in 2016.

Asahi acquired the Miller Brands portfolio, which consists of Peroni, St Stefanus, Pilsner Urquell, Kozel, Tyskie, Lech and Asahi among others.

Asahi bought out Miller Brands when SABMiller was sold to global beer giant AB InBev in 2016.

The group’s premium beer portfolio currently accounts for roughly a sixth in value share of the premium beer market, said Clay.

The UK on-trade’s best-selling premium lager is Peroni Nastro Azzuro in both value and volume terms, according to The Morning Advertiser’s 2018 Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock.

In the 12 months to 12 August 2017, more than 735,000hl of Peroni were sold in the on-trade, according ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Beer imports threatening Korea’s biggest drinks maker
The sterling credit rating of South Korea’s biggest drinks maker may be in trouble, and one reason can be seen in the beer aisle at the Seoul train station branch of Lotte Mart hypermarket, Bloomberg reported on January 19.

Shoppers there can now buy a four-pack of foreign beers such as Guinness for 9,480 won ($9), not much more than the 7,520 won it would cost to buy four cans of Fitz Super Clear sold by Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co. Beer imports in Korea surged 45 percent to a record $263 million in 2017, and the price of overseas brews will likely head even lower as trade agreements get rid of duties.

The outlook for Lotte Chilsung’s AA+ grade was cut to negative by local credit rating firms, which cited rising leverage as the firm boosts investments in its beer operations, as well as its money-losing alcoholic beverage business. The implementation of free trade agreements has led to U.S. beer being charged no duties starting this month in South Korea and that will also be the case for European brews from July 1.

“Increasing foreign beer sales will result in higher competition and less profitability for Korean brewers,” said Park Jin-young, a credit ...More info on site

Brewery news China: Brewers shares surge this year
China's stock market is so hot that you can sell investors cold beer in January, when it's freezing, Bloomberg reported on January 18.

Shares in Tsingtao Brewery Co. are up 15 percent this year in dollar terms while China Resources Beer Holdings Co. and Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co. are also beating the broader market.

Behind the surge are promises to raise prices. Earlier this month, Tsingtao said it was planning a cost hike for some but not all of its products, "with an average of such proposed price increase of under 5 percent." Days later, China Resources Beer said it too was moderately adjusting its prices to mitigate rising material costs.

Investors are betting the brewers can adjust prices without alienating consumers. In a nation where people are shelling out 1,499 yuan ($233) for a bottle of Moutai, will paying a few cents more per pint make much of a difference? A case (24 cans) of Tsingtao costs just 115 yuan on JD.com. Recent industry consolidation may also give China's brewers the ability to charge more. Of the nation's 33 regional markets, half are dominated by either Belgium's Anheuser-Busch InBev SA or a local player, according to UBS Group AG analyst Christine Peng.

Some ...More info on site

Brewery news New Zealand: New Zealand adds craft beer to basket of goods monitored to measure inflation
New Zealand has added craft beer to the basket of goods it monitors to measure inflation, reflecting changing tastes and consumer spending in the South Pacific nation, Bloomberg reported on January 12.

“New Zealand used to be called a country of rugby, racing and beer but spending patterns are changing,” Jason Attewell, senior manager at Statistics New Zealand in Wellington, said on January 12. “Kiwis are increasingly keen on craft beer, body massages at beauty spas and football club memberships.”

Craft beer has surged in popularity in New Zealand, while high-speed internet has encouraged new web-based services like Netflix at the expense of older technologies. The statistics agency said DVD players and sewing machines were among items removed from the Consumers Price Index after its three-yearly review, and Uber rides and Airbnb accommodation were among services added.

Attewell said the agency was "introducing the sharing economy to the CPI to keep it relevant for New Zealand."

"We added the electric lightbulb to the basket in the 1920s, televisions and record players in the 1960s, microwaves and car stereos in the 1980s, and MP3 players and digital cameras in the 2000s,” he said. “As these items go out of fashion they are removed from the ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news EU: Malting barley prices slightly down on lack of demand
Lack of demand from the brewing and malting industry has led to lower malting barley prices on the EU markets this week, GrainCom said in their weekly update.

On the flip side, there is a lot of spot execution happening and it is noteworthy that long-term supply contracts are called in much earlier than in ‘normal’ years, the industry observers report.

Stocks of malt are not big in Europe, and the GrainCom analysts expect that procurement needs will pick up in the non-to-distant future.

Feed barley market remains well supported in Europe in view of renewed demand from Iran, China and short covering of sales to Saudi. It’s unclear, yet, what will be the likely origin for the last 1 mln tonnes which was bought for delivery LH Feb/March last weekend.

Barley newsEU: Winter cereals in good condition across the EU at this stage
Cereal crops in the European Union are in decent condition after mild temperatures and abundant rainfall so far this winter, analyst firm Strategie Grains ...More info on site

Barley news Ukraine: Ukraine reports decline in December and H1 2017/18 barley exports
According to preliminary information of market participants, barley exports from Ukraine totalled 70.6 thousand tonnes in December 2017, which is four and a half times less than at the same time in 2016 (314.1 thousand tonnes) and the smallest December volume since 2011, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Almost all December barley exports were absorbed by Turkey (91%); the remainder went mostly to the European Union.

Ukraine exported 3.8 mln tonnes of barley in the first half of the 2017/18 season - down 11.7% year-on-year (4.3 mln tonnes was shipped abroad in July-December 2016/17).

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news USA: Major whisky brands celebrate strong year 2017
With consumers eagerly exploring across multiple brown spirits categories, it comes as little surprise that 2017 was a strong year for the U.S. market’s major whisk(e)y brands. As the connoisseur set continues to seek out new upscale launches and limited releases, leading players like Crown Royal, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam and others are broadening their appeal and winning new drinkers with flavored expressions, the Shanken News Daily reported on January 18.

Six whisk(e)y labels ranked among the top 25 spirits brands in the U.S. for 2017, and all of them were on the upswing, according to Impact Databank. Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s continues to lead the market at 6.46 million cases, up 3% last year, including its flavored varieties. In the six months through October, net sales for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey (+6%), Tennessee Honey (+8%), Tennessee Fire (+14%), and the brand’s RTD offerings (+15%) were all up strongly, with Tennessee Fire gaining traction in the on-premise. In September, Brown-Forman debuted Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye ($27) in a bid to garner a piece of the action in the fast-growing rye whiskey segment.

Diageo’s Crown Royal has also seen impressive gains for its flavored offerings lately, with Regal Apple estimated at +2.5% to 1.3 ...More info on site

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