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Base Currency: Euro
on February 14, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on February 14, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2333 USD
1 EUR = 0.8894 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5544 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5715 AUD
1 EUR = 132.8200 JPY
1 EUR = 4.0642 BRL
1 EUR = 71.1670 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8244 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8109 EUR
1 USD = 0.7208 GBP
1 USD = 1.2588 CAD
1 USD = 1.2722 AUD
1 USD = 107.9200 JPY
1 USD = 3.2919 BRL
1 USD = 57.7701 RUB
1 USD = 6.3350 CNY

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February 14, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 up0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 157.00-159.00 up0.64%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 386.00-388.00 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 350.00-352.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 153.00-155.00up1.32%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 184.50-186.50 up0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 157.00-159.00 up0.64%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 380.00-382.00 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 346.50-348.50 up0.36%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,224.00-1,226.00 down0.81%
Malting Barley (West) 1,224.00-1,226.00 down0.81%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
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 World: Heineken warns of lower profitability this year ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Heineken to challenge AB InBev in Brazil ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Molson Coors’ worldwide sales up 0.2% in 2017 ...Click here
Brewery news Thailand: ThaiBev reports 62.3% decline in Q1 net profit ...Click here
Brewery news Portugal: Beer consumption, exports increase in 2017 ...Click here

Barley news Australia: Barley production estimated to be down 33% this season ...Click here
Barley news EU: Trade in malting barley crop 2017 still showing little activity ...Click here

Hops news USA: Speciality hop market sent to bust by slowdown in craft beer sales ...Click here

Whisky news UK: Scotch whisky exports hit record high in 2017 ...Click here
Whisky news Ireland: Whisky industry on track to meet and exceed sales target by 2020 ...Click here

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Brewery news Japan: Kirin Holdings to buy back 100 bln yen in stock ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: AB InBev’s Pirate Life to build the largest craft brewery in South Australia ...Click here
Barley news Ireland: Growth of whiskey sales leads to increased demand for Irish barley and malt ...Click here
Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp planning largest ever equity deal in the Philippines ...Click here

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South America Barley Production, Import, Consumption, and Ending Stocks

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Scientific Digest


In the world of hops, the male plants are mostly considered as gate-crashers and utilised only for controlled pollination. In English hops, pollinated cones are accepted, however over the centuries prejudices have been established that seeded hops decrease flavour stability due to increased amounts of fatty acids and also cause lower alpha acid concentration. These German researchers were able to show in comparative brewing trials with seeded and unseeded hops that these two points are not necessarily true. However they also discovered that the beers with seeded hops showed a higher beta-glucosidase activity, though a higher content of aroma active compounds and a higher aroma intensity in the beers could not be shown. So there is maybe too much ado about nothing.


Haselback, K.: Characterization of the Unfertilized and Fertilized Hop Varieties Progress and Hallertauer Tradition - Analysis of Free and Glycosidic-Bound Flavor Compounds and Beta-Glucosidase Activity, November / December 2017 (Vol. 70)

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These Days in Business History

12 February
1809 - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution
1877 - 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem
1998 - Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740

13 February
1741 - Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
1895 - Moving picture projector patented
1980 - Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093

14 February
1794 - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport
1924 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1946 - John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr., officially unveil their Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, performing 5,000 additions and 300 multiplications per second and weighing more than 30 tons
2005 - YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos


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)

10-13: ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium 2018 (Roseville, MN, USA)
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 newsWorld: Heineken warns of lower profitability this year
Volatile markets and an acquisition in Brazil prompted the world’s second largest brewer Heineken to warn its profitability in 2018 would improve by less ...More info on site

Brewery newsBrazil: Heineken to challenge AB InBev in Brazil
Heineken NV, the world’s second-largest brewer, wants to challenge leader Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Brazil, one of its key markets, - and that’s going ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Molson Coors’ worldwide sales up 0.2% in 2017
Despite continued negative domestic volume trends for its flagship light lager brands, Molson Coors’ worldwide sales increased 0.2 percent to more than $11 billion in 2017, according to company earnings released on February 14.

In 2017, Molson Coors’ global brand volumes increased 1 percent while its revenues per hectolitre were up 2.6 percent, which the company credited to “revenue management and portfolio premiumization.”

The company also shared fourth-quarter highlights, including a 4.5 percent increase in global net sales to about $2.6 billion and a 5.8 percent increase in revenues per hectoliter. However, global brand volumes decreased 1.1 percent during the quarter.

Molson Coors’ full-year domestic sales to wholesalers (STWs) declined 3.3 percent compared to 2016. Sales to retailers (STRs) were down 2.9 percent, which the company attributed to lower volumes in the premium light and below premium segments.

Meanwhile, for the three months ending December 31, the company’s STWs declined by 1.5 percent while its STRs declined 3 percent.

In a press release, Molson Coors president and CEO Mark Hunter said the company was able to deliver “financial and commercial results” despite “a backdrop of integration and challenging market conditions during 2017.” He added that the company “over-delivered on cost savings and free cash flow” ...More info on site

Brewery newsThailand: ThaiBev reports 62.3% decline in Q1 net profit
Thai spirits maker Thai Beverage has posted a first quarter net profit of 2.91 billion baht (S$122 million), down 62.3 per cent from the ...More info on site

Brewery newsPortugal: Beer consumption, exports increase in 2017
Beer consumption in Portugal increased by 8% last year as compared to 2016, whereas exports grew 12.6%, the Brewers of Portugal reported on February ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Kirin Holdings to buy back 100 bln yen in stock
Kirin Holdings Co., Japan’s second-largest beverage maker by market value, plans to buy back as much as 100 billion yen ($932 million) in stock ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: AB InBev’s Pirate Life to build the largest craft brewery in South Australia
Craft brewer Pirate Life has announced it will develop a A$15 mln site at Port Adelaide, creating the largest craft brewery in the state of South Australia, the Business Chief Australia reported on February 13.

The company was recently acquired by the world’s largest beer producing company, Belgium’s AB InBev, and it appears its mammoth spending power is being put into practice.

Pirate Life wants to nearly quadruple its output from 3 mln to 11 mln litres annually. It currently produces a range of different beer, from stouts and IPAs to golden ale and American-style hoppy pale ales.

Set up in 2014, Pirate Life has grown enormously in a short time, shown by the fact it produced just 600,000 litres in its first year compared to the 11 mln litres it now wants to make.

Co-founder Red Proudfoot told ABC: “We've been looking around for a new site for quite a while, looked at a number of locations, loved the Port and identified this gorgeous old wool store.”

He was joined in setting up the company by two fellow Western Australians, who decided that South Australia was the best base to grow the company from. Pirate Life already exports to the likes of ...More info on site

Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp planning largest ever equity deal in the Philippines
San Miguel Corp., the biggest Philippine company by revenue, has asked investment banks to pitch for a role in a planned sale of shares in its listed food business this year, Bloomberg reported on February 13 citing people with knowledge of the matter.

The conglomerate is expected to appoint advisers as soon as the end of this month, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The offering of San Miguel Pure Foods Co. stock could raise around $1.5 billion, though the exact size is still under discussion, the people said.

San Miguel President Ramon Ang said in a mobile phone text message on February 13 he confirms the information, without elaborating. A share sale would boost Pure Foods’s public float after a deal combining San Miguel’s food, beer and liquor businesses under a single publicly-traded company, the people said. Pure Foods will be worth an estimated $9 billion to $10 billion following that transaction, Ang said in November.

A $1.5 billion offering would be the largest ever equity deal in the Philippines, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It would take the crown from the so-called re-IPO of billionaire Lucio Tan’s holding company LT ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsAustralia: Barley production estimated to be down 33% this season
Australia’s barley production is estimated to have decreased by 33 per cent to 8.9 million tonnes in 2017-18, ABARES said in its latest report ...More info on site

Barley newsEU: Trade in malting barley crop 2017 still showing little activity
EU malting barley crop 2017 was still showing little activity from the demand side last week, while the execution program remains busy, GrainCom reported ...More info on site

Barley news Ireland: Growth of whiskey sales leads to increased demand for Irish barley and malt
The continuing global growth in Irish whiskey sales means that ensuring a sustainable future supply of barley and malt is critical to the continued growth of Irish whiskey, according to the Irish Whiskey Association.

Irish whiskey represents a third of the value of all Irish drinks exports. It is estimated that nearly 120 million bottles (10 million cases) were sold in 2017, worth over €600 million in exports from Ireland, up 20% from 2016.

Speaking at the Heritage Malting Barley Seminar in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, this week, William Lavelle, head of the Irish Whiskey Association, said that the industry aims to maintain this growth. He said that the industry’s 2014 target to double sales from €6 million cases to 12 million by 2020 is on target to being met and exceeded.

He asserted, “Consumers have acquired a taste for new, premium whiskey and are willing to spend more on innovative products that have a distinct character and heritage. Irish whiskey has those qualities. In 2014 there were just four whiskey distilleries in the country. Today there are eighteen, and we expect that number to surpass thirty by 2020 to meet growing international demand.

“The growth of the Irish whiskey industry is good news not ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news USA: Speciality hop market sent to bust by slowdown in craft beer sales
A sharp slowdown in US craft beer sales growth has sent the speciality hop market from boom to bust with its effects starting to be felt by growers beyond its shores, the Financial Times reported.

The fall comes as growers both in the US, the world’s leading hop producer and exporter, and abroad have increased their planting areas as the number of craft brewers increased rapidly, causing demand to surge for popular aroma varieties.

“People [in the hop industry] are very concerned; this is a problem that’s affecting everybody,” said Douglas MacKinnon, chief executive of trader 47hops in Yakima Valley in Washington, a leading producing area. The hop merchant was forced to file for Chapter 11 creditor protection last year as buyers reneged on their contracts and cash flow dried up.

Many of the hop varieties popular among craft beer makers have plunged from their peaks between 2015 and 2016. For example, Citra, known for its smooth floral and citrus aroma and flavour, has almost halved from $23 a pound, according to Lupulin Exchange, a US online hop exchange.

“The [price declines] are widespread,” said John Bryce at Lupulin, which is planning to expand into the UK this year.

Another variety, Cascade, was trading at ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky newsUK: Scotch whisky exports hit record high in 2017
Scotch whisky exports hit a record high last year as single malt sales continued to climb, according to newly-released figures, BBC reported on February ...More info on site

Whisky newsIreland: Whisky industry on track to meet and exceed sales target by 2020
The Irish whiskey industry is “on target” to reach its 2020 goal to grow sales to 12 million cases, the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) ...More info on site

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