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Base Currency: Euro
on September 05, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on September 05, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1562 USD
1 EUR = 0.9006 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5234 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6091 AUD
1 EUR = 128.6000 JPY
1 EUR = 4.8358 BRL
1 EUR = 79.0200 RUB
1 EUR = 7.9079 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8636 EUR
1 USD = 0.7783 GBP
1 USD = 1.3151 CAD
1 USD = 1.3913 AUD
1 USD = 111.3200 JPY
1 USD = 4.1616 BRL
1 USD = 68.2737 RUB
1 USD = 6.8330 CNY

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September 05, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 228.50-230.50 down0.43%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 213.00-215.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 434.00-436.00 down0.28%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 415.00-417.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 198.00-200.00down1.00%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,664.00-1,666.00 down1.19%
Malting Barley (West) 1,664.00-1,666.00 down1.19%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,434.00-1,436.00 down1.37%
Malting Barley (West) 1,434.00-1,436.00 down1.37%
Canadian Barley
Crop 2018
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track in Winnipeg rail 364.00-366.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track in Vancouver rail 339.00-341.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 254.00-256.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 254.00-256.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 176.00-178.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 131.00-133.00 -
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 Australia: Australia’s alcohol consumption the lowest in 50 years ...Click here
Brewery news China: China Resources Beer to launch premium version of its Snow beer overseas ...Click here
Brewery news Poland: Per capita beer consumption increases to 98.5 litres in 2017 ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands banking on popularity of Mexican beer ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Barley production could jump 1.3% this year - survey ...Click here

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Brewery news Brazil: Heineken’s brewery in Brazil’s north-east subject of land dispute ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Major brewers innovating in ‘colour-free’ beers ...Click here
Brewery news World: Heineken successfully places EUR600 mln of 8.5 year notes ...Click here
Brewery news Singapore: ThaiBev earns title of world’s ‘cheapest alcohol name’ ...Click here

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EU Hops and Alpha Acid Production 2016-2017

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These Days in Business History

03 September
1778 - City Amsterdam signs trade agreement with U.S. rebels
1935 - 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
1967 - Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road

04 September
1781 - Los Angeles founded by 44 in Bahia de las Fumas, (Valley of Smokes)
1813 - 1st U.S. religious newspaper Religious Remembrancer
1870 - 3rd French republic proclaimed as they overthrow their king
2001 - Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public

05 September
1888 - George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera and registers "Kodak"
1957 - Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
1958 - 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC
1997 - Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) dies of cardiac arrest at 87; Nobel (1979)


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 newsAustralia: Australia’s alcohol consumption the lowest in 50 years
Australians are drinking less alcohol now than any time in the past 50 years, with consumption of alcohol per person dropping to levels not ...More info on site

Brewery newsPoland: Per capita beer consumption increases to 98.5 litres in 2017
Poles drank on average 3.3 litres of strong drinks in conversion to 100 percent alcohol in 2017, up from 2.5 litres in 2016, Poland’s ...More info on site

Brewery newsChina: China Resources Beer to launch premium version of its Snow beer overseas
China Resources Beer is leveraging the marketing network of Heineken for an urgent campaign to develop foreign sales, as the state-run brewer confronts the ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands banking on popularity of Mexican beer
Cravings for Mexican beer continue to grow at a fast pace in the U.S., while the taste for domestic beers lags. Sales of imports increased 8.4% last year, driven by Mexican beers, which represented about 70% of sales of imported beer, according to data from IRI Worldwide. Nine Mexican beer brands ranked in the U.S. Top 54 by sales, the Motley Fool reported on August 31.

Domestic premium beers like Bud, Coors, and Miller still dominate, with about 40% of sales in the U.S. market. But the premium brands saw sales in dollars erode by 2.9% in 2017, according to information from IRI.

Craft beers and domestic ultra-premiums like Michelob Ultra are attracting consumers, with revenue up 5.6% and 11.3% respectively in 2017. But with IRI data showing craft beers holding 12% of the U.S. market and ultra-premiums 7%, it takes both to roughly equal the sales power of imports.

Constellation Brands sells some of the top-selling Mexican beers in America and isn't content to simply ride the wave of popularity. The company continues to look for new ways to grow.

Constellation Brands held two of the top seven spots in last year's IRI ranking of beer sales with Corona Extra ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Heineken’s brewery in Brazil’s north-east subject of land dispute
The rights to spring water supplying an important Heineken plant in Brazil’s north-east are the subject of a legal dispute, in a case being closely watched by foreign investors in Latin America’s largest country, the Financial Times reported on August 31.

A local businessman, Maurício Brito Marcelino da Silva, is fighting a court battle with the government for the rights to mineral resources at the plant site in Alagoinhas, Bahia state, including the spring being used by Heineken.

“They [Heineken] will have to stop the factory or, if they want to continue using the water, they’ll have to sit down with Mauricio,” said a lawyer for the businessman on the court decision.

Heineken said it was not a party to the case and the dispute would not affect its operations in Alagoinhas.

Heineken bought the Bahia plant early last year as part of its $700 mln acquisition of the Brazilian operations of Japan’s Kirin, a deal that was seen as a vote of confidence in Brazil as it struggled to emerge from recession.

The deal made Heineken the second-biggest brewer in the country, which is the world’s third-largest beer market. Kirin had a 17 per cent market share, larger than ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan: Major brewers innovating in ‘colour-free’ beers
Japan’s major beer manufacturers have innovated a selection of beer drinks and alcohol-free beer to be ‘colour-free’, the Drinks Insight Network reported on August 31.

These innovations present a significant visual impact and certainly catch the interest of inquisitive Japanese consumers. However, is “colour-free” really right for these products?

Early movers include Asahi Breweries with Asahi Clear Craft, which it made available via selected Asahi-owned bars in a marketing trial. The drink is a transparent colourless happoshu – and happoshu is a beer-related tax category of sparkling low-malt beverage. It’s similar to conventional beer but does not follow the traditional beer recipe of having high malt content.

Suntory’s All-Free All-Time – also an early mover – is a new clear-colour alcohol-free beer. It has been launched as a line extension of Suntory All-Free, which is Suntory’s core alcohol-free beer brand. The drink not only has the interesting colourless visual, but it also comes in a PET plastic bottle which is unusual in the alcohol-free beer category. Similar to its sister All-Free branded products, this new beverage also contains no calories or carbohydrates – so it is in the realms of beer-flavoured carbonated water. Suntory Beer says these new attributes allow consumers to enjoy ...More info on site

Brewery news World: Heineken successfully places EUR600 mln of 8.5 year notes
Heineken NV, the world's second-largest beer-maker, has announced that it has successfully placed €600 million of 8.5-year notes with a coupon of 1.25% and €650 million of 12.5-year notes with a coupon of 1.75%.

The notes will be issued under the company's Euro Medium Term Note Programme and will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

The proceeds from the notes issuance will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of indebtedness and/or acquisitions.

The maturity dates of the notes are 17 March 2027 and 17 March 2031.

Deutsche Bank, ING, JPM, MUFG and Société Générale acted as book runners, and ABN AMRO, ANZ, Rabobank, BBVA, Raiffeisen Bank International, Santander and Banca IMI as co-managers.

In July of this year, the beer-maker cut its full-year margin forecasts due to currency weakness in some more profitable markets and expansion in Brazil.

Brewery news Singapore: ThaiBev earns title of world’s ‘cheapest alcohol name’
Thai Beverage pcl (ThaiBev) has earned the title of the world’s “cheapest alcohol name” at Goldman Sachs, as the Bangkok-based brewer is now the worst performer in its consumer stocks coverage, the Malaysian Reserve reported on September 4.

And analysts led by June Zhu said a turnaround in its operations in the financial year 2019 (FY19) will give the stock a nice lift.

Since losing S$6.9 billion (RM20.65 billion) this year, ThaiBev now trades at 15.3 times of future earnings — below its 10-year average — while the MSCI World Beverages Index trades at 19.9 times, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

“The stock has reached its bottom, both on earnings and valuation,” June Zhu and Manik Mahajan, analysts at Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte Ltd wrote in a report last week.

“FY19 will mark the start of the turnaround” due to forecast improvements in farm incomes, wages and election spending. Shares of ThaiBev closed 4% higher, the biggest gain in almost two months on higher than the three-month average volume.

The company’s management is anticipating that higher agricultural income in Thailand and a strategy to replace short-term debt with long-term loans will improve finances next year.

Sanford C Bernstein analysts Euan McLeish and Yan Li upgraded ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: Barley production could jump 1.3% this year - survey
Statistics Canada’s July crop production survey sees rising production of barley this year but declines for canola, wheat, soybeans, corn and oats.

The survey of over 13,000 farmers found Canola production is expected to decline by 10 percent and all wheat production over 3 percent.

Neil Townsend is senior market analyst with Farmlink Marketing Solutions.

He says the survey is somewhat out of date because there has been hot dry weather since July.

Canola production will fall 2 million tons due to a smaller acreage and lower yields.

Total wheat production according to the July survey will be 29 million tonnes down from 30 million in 2017.

Spring wheat will drop almost 3 percent while durum will jump 1.34 percent.

Barley will jump 1.3 percent to almost 8 million tons.

Townsend says harvest on the prairies is going well with high quality crops and no big surprises in yield.

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