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on March 07, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on March 07, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2411 USD
1 EUR = 0.8917 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5993 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5840 AUD
1 EUR = 131.8400 JPY
1 EUR = 3.9927 BRL
1 EUR = 69.7317 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8538 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8079 EUR
1 USD = 0.7209 GBP
1 USD = 1.2939 CAD
1 USD = 1.2826 AUD
1 USD = 106.1400 JPY
1 USD = 3.2288 BRL
1 USD = 56.5041 RUB
1 USD = 6.3275 CNY

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March 07, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 183.50-185.50 down0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 up0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 354.00-356.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00up0.63%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 187.50-189.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.00-164.00 up0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 383.50-385.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 352.50-354.50 up0.35%
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) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,244.00-1,246.00 up2.47%
Malting Barley (West) 1,244.00-1,246.00 up2.47%
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 234.00-236.00 up1.29%
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 234.00-236.00 up1.29%
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 297.00-299.00 up1.02%
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 130.00-132.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Brewery news USA: Beer production drops by the highest rate in 14 years last year ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Australians consumed less beer and wine last year - research ...Click here
Brewery news World: AB InBev CEO believes in increased sales volume of low- and no-alcohol portfolio by 2025 ...Click here

Barley news Australia: Massive shortage of feed barley makes premium for malting quality disappear ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Analysts raise forecasts for Ukraine barley area, production, exports ...Click here

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Brewery news South Korea: Hite Jinro decides not to sell brewery, produce soju there instead ...Click here
Brewery news Singapore: ThaiBev kept at ‘buy’ ahead of anticipated recovery in consumption ...Click here
Brewery news USA: MillerCoors warns of beer price hikes and job losses if president follows through on new tax on imported aluminium ...Click here
Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp. rolls out P30 bln multi-tenor retail bond offering ...Click here

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Table of the week

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These Days in Business History

05 March
1558 - Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1868 - Stapler patented in England by C. H. Gould
1924 - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM

06 March
1899 - "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
1926 - Alan Greenspan, future chairman of the Federal Reserve, is born in New York City
1959 - At a press conference in New York City, Texas Instruments executives demonstrate a new device invented by one of the company's top engineers, Jack S. Kilby - the "integrated circuit"

07 March
1876 - 1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives U.S. Patent for his "Improvement in Telegraphy"
1878 - The Toronto Stock Exchange is incorporated
1932 - Thousands of Ford Motor Co. workers stage a "Hunger March" to the immense River Rouge factory complex, protesting Henry Ford's decision to cut the company's minimum wage from $7 per day to $4 per day


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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Brewery news USA: Beer production drops by the highest rate in 14 years last year
Statistics released by the U.S. Treasury bureau that regulates sales of alcohol indicate that, in 2017, beer production in the U.S. dropped by its highest rate in 14 years — 2.75 percent — to its lowest overall volume in at least three decades.

The statistics, published March 1st by the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, compile numbers reported directly by all licensed breweries in the U.S. The bureau’s statistics show brewers reported producing just over 185 million barrels in the 2017 calendar year, a nearly 5 million barrel drop from the roughly 190 million barrels produced in 2016.

According to archival bureau reports, annual U.S. beer production has not stood below 190 million barrels per year since prior to 1986, its earliest annual records currently published online. While annual production surpassed 200 million barrels several times in the 1990s, it's reached that number just once this century — in 2002 — before correcting with a 2.8 percent drop the following year, to 195 million barrels.

The numbers have fluctuated since, but trended down, including a 2.1 percent drop in 2013. They have been relatively stagnant since 2014.

These figures reflect all beer produced in the U.S., including both legacy macro-beer producers such as ...More info on site

Brewery newsAustralia: Australians consumed less beer and wine last year - research
Speaking to National Liquor News for its 2018 Leaders Forum issue, Roy Morgan Research analysts have revealed which categories and trends Australia’s legal age ...More info on site

Brewery news World: AB InBev CEO believes in increased sales volume of low- and no-alcohol portfolio by 2025
AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito believes 20% of the company’s sales volumes will come from its low- or no-alcohol portfolio by 2025.

In a conference call following the release of AB InBev’s full-year results, Brito shed light on the company’s strategy to expand sales and appeal to consumers who want to limit their alcohol intake, FoodBev.com reported on March 2.

He said that now around 8% of the company’s volumes came from its low- or no-alcoholic lines. “We want to get to 20% by 2025. So we’re not starting from zero, quite the opposite. The big thing that will accelerate this, in my view, is two things.

“First, the category expansion model because it’s showing us there are opportunities in adjacencies, easy drinking and flavored liquids, that we can explore.

“And the second one is that now we already have five of our main countries in which NABLAB, or non-alcohol beer and low-alcohol beer, represents more than 20% and in some even 30%.”

Brito drew attention to the higher margins of the NABLAB sector. “I think this is going to be a big motivation for our people because they’re going to be inspired.

“There is a toolkit to be shared with other countries. Again, so we’re ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Hite Jinro decides not to sell brewery, produce soju there instead
Hite Jinro Co., South Korea's second-largest beer maker by sales, said on March 7 that it will produce the local distilled liquor soju at one of its beer factories as it abandons a plan to sell off the plant, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

The brewer said part of the production line is being retrofitted to make soju at its beer factory in Masan, an industrial city located some 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

The company aims to produce soju at its beer plant by the end of this year.

"We made the decision to meet growing demand for soju and to resolve the local community's concerns about possible job cuts," company spokeswoman Nho Eun-jung said.

Soju, a rice-based liquor, is popular among South Koreans.

The beer factory in Masan employs about 200 people, according to the company.

Hite Jinro sells 150 million bottles of soju per month, making it the largest soju maker in South Korea. The company has three soju plants and three separate beer factories in South Korea.

Brewery news Singapore: ThaiBev kept at ‘buy’ ahead of anticipated recovery in consumption
OCBC Investment Research is keeping its “buy” call on Thai Beverage ahead of an anticipated recovery in consumption for the rest of FY18, The Edge Singapore reported on March 5.

This comes despite ThaiBev’s 1Q18 results coming in below expectations, and an elevated gearing ratio following the group’s recent acquisition spree.

ThaiBev saw its earnings fall 62% to THB2.91 billion ($122 million) in the 1Q ended December, mainly due to one-off expenses of THB2.35 billion related to acquisitions in this quarter and finance costs linked to the Sabeco acquisition.

Total revenue dipped 3% to THB45.97 billion, with a slower-than-expected market recovery after the mourning period, as well as an increase in packaging costs, advertising and promotion expenses, and personnel expenses.

“While demand for spirits and beer were soft in 1Q18, we expect recovery in consumption for the rest of FY18,” says lead analyst Eugene Chua in a report on March 5.

According to Chua, the recovery will be on the back of the recent extension in the Songkran holiday to five days, as well as the FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament, which is expected to lift alcohol consumption with compatible match timings for viewers in Asia.

“Over the longer-term, we deem ThaiBev’s acquisition of the largest ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: MillerCoors warns of beer price hikes and job losses if president follows through on new tax on imported aluminium
MillerCoors says beer prices could rise and workers could lose their job if the president follows through on a new tax on imported aluminium, ABC15 Arizona reported on March 2.

President Donald Trump announced on March 1 he’s planning to impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect the U.S. industry from unfair competition.

In a statement, MillerCoors called it “misguided” and says there isn’t enough domestic supply to meet the demand for its products.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said on March 1 he hopes the president, “will consider the unintended consequences of the new taxes."

Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp. rolls out P30 bln multi-tenor retail bond offering
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. rolled out on March 5 a multi-tenor local retail bond offering worth as much as P30 billion, proceeds from which will be used to refinance debt and invest in various businesses, the Inquirer reported.

The bonds were priced to yield 6.25 percent per annum for the five-year tenor, 6.625 percent for the seven-year tenor and 7.125 percent for the 10-year tenor, SMC disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on March 5.

The offer will run until March 9 and listed on the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. on date of issuance on March 19.

The base offer size is P20 billion but SMC has the option to upsize the offering by another P10 billion.

SMC received from the Securities and Exchange Commission permit to sell these securities on March 2.

The bonds will be issued in scripless form in minimum denominations of P50,000 each and in multiples of P10,000 thereafter.

Seven big banks are managing the offering: BDO Capital & Investments Corp., BPI Capital Corp., Chinabank Capital, First Metro Investments Corp., ING, SB Capital and Standard Chartered.

Local credit watcher Philippine Rating Services Corp.(PhilRatings) has assigned a triple-A rating on this new issuance, which represents the third tranche of SMC’s three-year debt securities ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsAustralia: Massive shortage of feed barley makes premium for malting quality disappear
The premium for Australian malting barley has vanished as demand for feed barley surges, The Weekly Times reported on March 6.

Feed 1 delivered to ...More info on site

Barley newsUkraine: Analysts raise forecasts for Ukraine barley area, production, exports
Analyst UkrAgroConsult on March 6 raised its forecast for Ukraine's 2018 wheat crop by 4.8 percent to 26.3 million tonnes mostly due to a ...More info on site

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