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Base Currency: Euro
on July 04, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on July 04, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1665 USD
1 EUR = 0.8835 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5344 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5761 AUD
1 EUR = 129.0900 JPY
1 EUR = 4.5429 BRL
1 EUR = 73.7012 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7481 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8583 EUR
1 USD = 0.7593 GBP
1 USD = 1.3163 CAD
1 USD = 1.3560 AUD
1 USD = 110.7500 JPY
1 USD = 3.9021 BRL
1 USD = 63.2194 RUB
1 USD = 6.6576 CNY

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July 04, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 195.50-197.50 up1.03%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 170.00-172.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 393.50-395.50 up0.63%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 362.50-364.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 165.00-167.00up1.22%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,254.00-1,256.00 up1.62%
Malting Barley (West) 1,254.00-1,256.00 up1.62%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,514.00-1,516.00 up6.32%
Malting Barley (West) 1,514.00-1,516.00 up6.32%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 306.00-308.00 down8.90%
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 325.00-327.00 down8.43%
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 251.00-253.00 down1.56%
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 251.00-253.00 down1.56%
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 314.00-316.00 down1.25%
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 180.00-182.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 148.00-150.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 129.00-131.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news USA: Mid-year off-premise craft beer sales up just 1.7% ...Click here
Brewery news Sri Lanka: Largest brewer expects subdued beer volumes this year ...Click here
Brewery news Zambia: AB InBev’s Zambian Breweries launches US$30 mln expansion project ...Click here

Barley news EU: EU Commission cuts forecast for barley, wheat, and rapeseed production ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news Germany: AB InBev resumes talks to sell German brands Hasseroeder and Diebels ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Japan’s major brewers split over own-brand beers ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Barley exports in May increase to 73.9 thousand tonnes from 12.6 thousand in April ...Click here
Brewery news Lithuania: Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open new brewery in Lithuania ...Click here
Brewery news Kyrgyzstan: Q1 beer production exceeds government plans by 2.7% ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands says its first two major Corona innovations already exceeding expectations ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


A German research team discovered a couple of years ago that hops act as a chelator for iron, and this can help to improve oxidative stability. Their most recent work investigates hops capability of reducing iron in the brewing process from different special malt types. The results of their study indicate that this only works for a certain amount of accessible iron.


Orlowski, S et al: Adjusted Hops Dosage to reduce Iron entry, P.7.13 at the 13th Trends in Brewing, April 2018, Ghent
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Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

02 July
1889 - To regulate commercial trusts and monopolies, Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act, which outlaws any "combination or conspiracy in restraint of trade"
1921 - 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
1957 - 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback

03 July
1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women
1878 - John Wise flew the first dirigible in Lancaster, PA
1886 - 1st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
1886 - In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila
1928 - 1st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)

04 July
1776 - The U.S. declared independence from Great Britain
1876 - 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
1884 - The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States in Paris
1886 - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1952 - Canadain Currency, Mint and Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
1997 - NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars


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)
24-26: 9th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium 2018 (Recife, Brazil)

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: Mid-year off-premise craft beer sales up just 1.7%
Midway through 2018, off-premise volume sales of craft beer across a variety of large-scale retail stores in the US are up just 1.7 percent, according to market research firm IRI Worldwide, Brewbound reports.

While craft beer dollar sales at grocery, club, drug, dollar, mass merchandiser and convenience stores were just shy of $2 billion through June 17, up 2.9 percent year-to-date, the most recent trends point to a slowdown as brewing companies head into an important summer season.

Volume sales of craft beer at multi-outlet and convenience stores were up just 0.2 percent during the latest four-week scan, while dollar sales increased 1.4 percent.

Sales for some of the country’s largest craft beer suppliers – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Craft Brew Alliance and Deschutes Brewery – are in the red.

Off-premise volume sales of California-headquartered Sierra Nevada Brewing, which is ranked by industry trade group the Brewers Association as the third largest craft beer company in the U.S., were down 2.2 percent during the four-week period ending June 17. The company’s year-to-date trends, however, are about flat.

Year-to-date volume sales of New Belgium, CBA and Deschutes products, meanwhile, were down 10.4 percent, 8 percent, and 10.4 percent, respectively, thru the halfway point ...More info on site

Brewery newsSri Lanka: Largest brewer expects subdued beer volumes this year
Sri Lanka’s legal beer producers will continue to claw back market share from illicit hard liquor following a change in taxes, but overall market ...More info on site

Brewery news Zambia: AB InBev’s Zambian Breweries launches US$30 mln expansion project
AB InBev’s Zambian Breweries Plc on 28 June 2018 officially opened the US$30 million expansion project of the packaging line located on the Copperbelt, Zambia’s industrial and Mining hub, the Zambia Business Times reported.

Speaking at the official commissioning of the plant in Ndola, company operations director Franz Shepping said the introduction of the state of the heart hi-tech technology will help in improving production and ensure efficient use of resources such as water and energy.

“We are also investing in our employees through training them on how to effectively use and operate this advanced modern equipment,” he said. Shepping said the company is determined to continue contributing to the sustainable growth of the economy, as more than one thousand youths have been employed through the same project.

Minister of Trade, Christopher Yaluma who graced the occasion said the programs been undertaken by Zambian Breweries are a clear testimony of the company’s commitment to the growth of the local economy. “We have to engage the private sector if we are to achieve growth, it is everyone’s responsibility to improve the lives of people. We are committed to enhance the brewing sector and the economy at large,” Yaluma said.

Brewery news Germany: AB InBev resumes talks to sell German brands Hasseroeder and Diebels
Anheuser Busch InBev’s German unit said it was resuming talks to sell its small German beer brands Hasseroeder and Diebels as a planned sale to financial investor CK Corporate Finance has stalled, Reuters reported on July 2.

“CK Corporate Finance Group has so far not been able to meet all the contractual conditions to complete the transaction by mid-2018,” AB InBev Deutschland said in a statement on July 2.

The company said it was holding talks with selected interested parties in parallel to the sale to CK Corporate Finance Group.

“It is important to us now to make clear to all involved parties that we are actively working on alternatives and looking at offers, especially with an eye to our staff, brands and sites,” it said.

AB InBev said its goal was still a sale of the two beer brands and the associated breweries.

Brewery news Japan: Japan’s major brewers split over own-brand beers
Major Japanese beer companies are split over how to deal with own-brand products manufactured for such retailers as supermarkets and convenience stores, the Inquirer reported on July 2.

Own-brand products are products planned by retailers such as supermarkets and convenience stores and sold under their own brand labels. They outsource production to manufacturers. As they can cut such costs as distribution and advertisement expenses, they can sell their own-brand products for less than those of the big brands.

Kirin Brewery Co. has gone on the offensive by accepting a series of requests for manufacturing such own-brand products — known as “private brands” in Japan — but other beer firms, such as Asahi Breweries Ltd. have adopted a wait-and-see stance.

As the domestic market for beer and beer-like alcoholic beverages is shrinking, it has become more important for beer firms to cooperate with retailers. However, how to deal with own-brand beers has become a thorny issue for them, as such products are likely to compete with the manufacturers’ branded products.

In June, major supermarket chain operator Aeon Co. updated three beverages of its own-brand line-up of so-called third-segment quasi-beers, Topvalu Barreal.

The price for a 350-milliliter can remained the same at ¥84, but Aeon switched manufacturers ...More info on site

Brewery news Lithuania: Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open new brewery in Lithuania
Danish brewing company Carlsberg and US-based Brooklyn Brewery have opened a new brewery in Lithuania, the Drinks Insight Network reported on July 2.

Called the Svyturys Brewery, the new facility is located in the Klaipeda port area. It was opened after three years of reconstruction work, which was carried out using a joint investment between the two companies.

Svyturys Brewery features a new craft beer line, a beer museum, a gastropub and a shop, as well as conference and degustation halls.

Svyturys-Utenos Alus’ managing director Rolandas Virsilas said: “Today the Svyturys Brewery embarks on a new journey, changing a closed and outdated brewing space into a modern, open and social place where it is all about brewing the perfect craft beer.

“Our ambition is to nurture and support the rich beer culture in Lithuania and to make Svyturys Brewery the centre of this culture not only within Lithuania but also in the entire Baltic region.

“I am sure that this day also marks the beginning of a greater change within the brewing market of Lithuania.”

The opening of the new brewery in Lithuania is expected to further strengthen the partnership between Carlsberg and Brooklyn. The project is said to be the companies’ fourth major joint undertaking ...More info on site

Brewery news Kyrgyzstan: Q1 beer production exceeds government plans by 2.7%
Kyrgyzstan produced 41,000 hl of beer in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Excise duties amounted to 63.5 million soms exceeding the plan of 61.9 million soms.

The beer production plan was over fulfilled by 102.7%, the Ministry said.

Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands says its first two major Corona innovations already exceeding expectations
Corona Premier and Corona Familiar – the first major Corona innovations in over 25 years – are already exceeding expectations, says Constellation Brands, while it is also experimenting with premium spiked refresher Corona Refresca in test markets, BeverageDaily.com reported on July 3.

Corona Premier – ‘a smooth, perfectly balanced lager with only 90 calories and 2.6g carbs’ – is a light beer launched in the US in March. Corona Familiar – a ‘full flavored lager that taps into the tradition of sharing with family and friends’ - was launched in Constellation Brands’ major Hispanic markets in 12 oz bottles last year.

The Corona portfolio is brewed in Mexico by Constellation Brands and imported and marketed exclusively to the US by the company. Corona Extra has been the top imported beer in the US for more than 20 years and the number five beer brand overall.

Constellation Brands says the test launch of Corona Premier last spring validated the interest in a light beer alternative, targeting men over 35 who want to trade up. “Corona Premier offers the light beer experience men 35 plus have been waiting for …these guys have upgraded just about every brand in their life since ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: EU Commission cuts forecast for barley, wheat, and rapeseed production
The EU Commission has cut its forecast of 2018 soft wheat production in the bloc by 2.6 mln tonnes from its projection at the ...More info on site

Barley news Ukraine: Barley exports in May increase to 73.9 thousand tonnes from 12.6 thousand in April
Barley exports from Ukraine grew to 73.9 thousand tonnes in May 2017/18 against 12.6 thousand tonnes in the previous month. At the same time, this is 36% less than in May 2017 (115.4 thousand tonnes), UkrAgroConsult reported.

In July-May 2017/18, Ukrainian barley exports decreased 20% to 4.2 mln tonnes against 5.2 mln tonnes in the same period last season. Noteworthy, wheat exports declined to 16.3 mln tonnes or 3% less than in the same period in MY 2016/17.

In the period under review, a significant rise was observed in barley shipments to China: 789.4 thousand tonnes versus 300.5 thousand tonnes a year ago. Simultaneously, Ukraine boosted barley exports to the EU and Turkey by 31% and 32%, respectively.

At the same time, a drop happened in barley supplies to key markets such as Saudi Arabia (down 21% at 1.8 mln tonnes) and Libya (down 71% at 269.3 thousand tonnes).

At the same time, according to the State Statistics Service, barley inventories dwindled by 14.6% from a year ago, to a bit more than 709.3 thousand tonnes against 830.6 thousand tonnes in June 2017, UkrAgroConsult’s analysts note.

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