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Base Currency: Euro
on March 14, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on March 14, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2378 USD
1 EUR = 0.8865 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5890 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5683 AUD
1 EUR = 132.3100 JPY
1 EUR = 4.0142 BRL
1 EUR = 70.1564 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8265 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8091 EUR
1 USD = 0.7178 GBP
1 USD = 1.2887 CAD
1 USD = 1.2702 AUD
1 USD = 106.7100 JPY
1 USD = 3.2574 BRL
1 USD = 56.9359 RUB
1 USD = 6.3228 CNY

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Average Market Prices Change Trend

March 14, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 181.50-183.50 down0.55%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00 up0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 380.00-382.00 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 355.00-357.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 159.00-161.00down0.62%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 187.50-189.50 up0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 163.00-165.00 up0.61%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 383.50-385.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 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) 1,224.00-1,226.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,224.00-1,226.00 -
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 238.00-240.00 up1.70%
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 238.00-240.00 up1.70%
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 301.00-303.00 up1.34%
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 129.00-131.00 down0.76%
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Malt news World: GrainCorp could weather poor harvests by buying or building malthouse in Europe ...Click here

Brewery news China: Wholesale beer prices continuing to rise ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Beer exports up 35.7% last year ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Brewers Association releases top US brewers 2017 list ...Click here
Brewery news Lithuania: Beer market expected to further decline by 7% this year ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley area, yield, and production forecast to increase this year ...Click here

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Brewery news Namibia: Namibia Breweries’ half-year profit after tax up 150.2% ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Bland beer is still the king despite quick rise of popularity of craft beers ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Carlsberg launches re-creation of original 19th century dark lager in the on-trade until June ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: Nigeria increases excise duties on tobacco and alcohol ...Click here
Brewery news India & UK: Indian craft brewer White Rhino set to take its beer to the UK ...Click here
Brewery news USA: MillerCoors needs exemptions from tariffs on aluminium in order to not rise prices or lose jobs ...Click here

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Table of the week

Australia Barley Production, Consumption, and Export

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These Days in Business History

12 March
1365 - University of Vienna founded
1970 - Digital Equipment Corporation introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
1986 - 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

13 March
1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris France
1979 - European Monetary System is established, ECU created
1986 - Microsoft Corp. goes public at an initial offering price of $21 a share, raising $61 million just one day after Oracle Corp.'s own IPO. Microsoft closes the day at $28.
2008 - Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time

14 March
1634 - Academie Francaise opens
1821 - On one of the quietest days in Wall Street history, the market is open, but not a single share of stock changes hands
1950 - General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)


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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MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsWorld: GrainCorp could weather poor harvests by buying or building malthouse in Europe
It rains in Queensland and New South Wales and there's a bump in the GrainCorp share price. Analysts know it as the Pitt Street ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news China: Wholesale beer prices continuing to rise
Wholesale prices of beer are continuing to rise in China as producers move to compensate for rising costs and pay for industrial upgrading, the Global Times reported on March 12.

Lin Changming, a beer dealer based in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, said that he's seen the wholesale price of Snow Beer, a Beijing-headquartered brand, go up by 3 yuan (47 cents) to "dozens of yuan" per 12-bottle case since the beginning of the year.

Other beers, like US brand Budweiser, are joining in.

"Budweiser has many different beer types but their prices generally surged after the Spring Festival, some more, some less," Lin told the Global Times on March 12. Industry website jiuyejia.com reported on March 11 that wholesale prices for some types of Budweiser surged to about 85 yuan per case after the Spring Festival from 57 yuan before the holidays.

AB InBev, maker of Budweiser, didn't reply to an interview request as of press time on March 12.

According to jiuyejia.com, other brands like Tsingtao Beer and Yanjing Beer had raised prices even before Budweiser's move.

A source at Denmark-based beer maker Carlsberg told the Global Times on March 12 that China's beer market is dominated by ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Beer exports up 35.7% last year
Japan exported a record high amount of beer last year on the back of rising global consumption of Japanese beer led by South Koreans, ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Brewers Association releases top US brewers 2017 list
The Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers — released on March 14 its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies. “In an increasingly competitive and mature marketplace, these brewing companies continue to lead and pave the path for small and independent craft brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.

According to the trade group, the 2017 top 5 US craft brewing companies are:

1. D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc 2. Boston Beer Co 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 4. New Belgium Brewing Co 5. Duvel Moortgat

The top 5 overall brewing companies in the US are:

1. Anheuser-Busch, Inc 2. MillerCoors 3. Constellation Brands 4. Heineken 5. Pabst Brewing Co

Brewery newsLithuania: Beer market expected to further decline by 7% this year
After a decline of the Lithuanian beer market by nearly 10% last year, tendencies for breweries remain unfortunate, with the market expected to shrink ...More info on site

Brewery newsNamibia: Namibia Breweries’ half-year profit after tax up 150.2%
Namibia Breweries’ half-year revenue totalled N$1.4 billion, down by 3.0 percent versus the same period last financial year, the New Era reported on March ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Bland beer is still the king despite quick rise of popularity of craft beers
Although craft beer has experienced explosive market growth over the past 25 years, the vast majority of Americans still don't drink it.

Only about 1 in 8 beers sold in America is a craft beer. For the first time, the three best-selling beers in America are light beers: Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite. Bud Light alone has a greater market share than all craft beers combined, MENAFN.COM reported on March 13.

So while the selection has broadened dramatically, most people's tastes have not. Even craft beer companies are adjusting to this reality: A recent Chicago Tribune article noted that craft breweries are releasing beers that are 'less hoppy and in-your-face' in order to appeal to the majority of Americans who prefer 'big corporate lagers.'

In other words, they're brewing blander beers.

How did Americans come to prefer such bland beer? The unique history of the U.S. temperance movement might bear some responsibility for country's exceptionally bland beer.

Unlike European countries with beer preferences and styles that have evolved over centuries, America lacks a homegrown brewing tradition.

The classic American beer is an 'adjunct pilsner,' which means that some of the malted barley is replaced with corn or rice. The effect is a beer that's ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Carlsberg launches re-creation of original 19th century dark lager in the on-trade until June
A re-creation of Carlsberg’s original dark lager from the late 19th century has been launched exclusively in the UK on-trade until June, the Bar Magazine reported on March 13.

Carlsberg 1883 uses the brewer’s original 134-year old yeast, Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis, which was first isolated and identified by Dr Emil Christian Hansen at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen.

The strain is still used in fermentation in brewing all around the world but the new beer was developed through the Carlsberg Rebrew project using pure yeast found in a bottle from 1883.

Celebrating this innovation, the new Danish-style dark lager is full-bodied and rich in malt and caramel, with ABV of 4.6%. Brewed in Denmark, it has a fresh aroma of malt and caramel and a sweet-biscuit body followed by a well-balance aftertaste.

Liam Newton, vice president of marketing for Carlsberg UK, said: “We’re proud of the role Carlsberg has played in the history of brewing. Carlsberg 1883 celebrates the discovery of the purified yeast strain that was shared with brewers worldwide to secure the consistent qualities of beer as we know it today.

“The beer market has changed dramatically in the past few years, let alone since 1883, so it is important that brewers like ourselves ...More info on site

Brewery news Nigeria: Nigeria increases excise duties on tobacco and alcohol
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in excise duties on tobacco and alcoholic beverages, the finance ministry said in a statement on March 11, Reuters reported.

The West African country, which has Africa’s biggest economy, fell into recession in 2016 largely due to low oil prices. It emerged from recession last year, mainly as a result of higher crude prices, and is trying to raise non-oil revenues.

In addition to a 20 percent tax on tobacco, the government will add an extra fixed tax per cigarette. A percentage tax on alcoholic beverages will be replaced by taxes of fixed amounts based on volume.

The finance ministry said the changes will take effect from June 4 this year.

The move would have “a dual benefit of raising the government’s fiscal revenues and reducing the health hazards associated with tobacco-related diseases and alcohol abuse,” it said in its statement.

The ministry said the new regime was in line with a directive from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc on the harmonisation of member-states’ legislation on excise duties.

Raising duties in Nigeria for alcohol could further hit consumer demand amid fragile growth.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest beer maker, expects its new ...More info on site

Brewery news India & UK: Indian craft brewer White Rhino set to take its beer to the UK
About 18 months after Ishaan Puri founded White Rhino Brewing Co., the New Delhi-based company is set to take its craft beer White Rhino to the UK—one of world’s most mature beer markets, Livemint reported on March 13.

“UK is a mature market for good quality craft beers. We have undergone a massive market study, testing before deciding to enter the UK market. We will have limited presence across selected pubs in London, Manchester and Leeds,” said Puri, founder and director, White Rhino Brewing Co.

Although promotion and advertising of alcoholic beverages is permitted in the UK, Puri said he would primarily bank on word-of-mouth—a strategy that worked in favour for the brand in India—to crack the UK market. The UK market offers around 11,000 beer choices including one-off specials and seasonal beers, and houses more than 53,000 pubs of which more than 37,000 sells ale variant of beer.

The company will initially export Lager and India Pale Ale to the UK. For distribution, White Rhino has partnered with West Yorkshire-based James Clay, an independent importer and distributor of specialist beers that has been in the business for more than 30 years and has a strong network of restaurants, pubs and bars in ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: MillerCoors needs exemptions from tariffs on aluminium in order to not rise prices or lose jobs
MillerCoors has released a new statement now that President Trump has signed an order enforcing tariffs on aluminum and steel. The tariffs signed on March 8 would be 10 percent on aluminum and 25 percent on steel. The President expects the tariffs to go into effect in 15 days, The WDJT reported.

Wisconsin Governor Walker said that some Wisconsin companies could get exemptions from the tariffs. MillerCoors says it needs one of those exemptions in order to not rise prices or lose jobs.

In their statement, MillerCoors said, "Without the exclusion, this tariff flies in the face of the administration's commitment to growing our economy as it will mean higher prices for consumers and, likely, the loss of jobs."

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley area, yield, and production forecast to increase this year
The EU-28 barley production 2018 is forecast at 60.342 mln tonnes versus 58.004 mln in 2017, Coceral said in its latest report.

Barley area is ...More info on site

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