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Average Market Prices Change trend

April 02, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley €265.0-267.0 2.21% €272.0-274.0 0.73%
6rw Barley €242.0-244.0 1.22% €245.0-247.0
2rs Malt €526.0-528.0 0.66% €517.5-519.5 0.10%
6rw Malt €496.5-498.5 €483.0-485.0 0.41%
Feed Barley €190.0-192.0 3.00% nq nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

Argentina: CCU to acquire beer brands Bieckert, Palermo and Imperial ...Click here
Netherlands & Denmark: Heineken and Carlsberg satisfy antitrust conditions for acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle ...Click here
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Latin America: Femsa beer exports unhurt by U.S. slowdown ...Click here
Europe: Domestic malt market calm, prices slightly declined ...Click here
Europe: Malting barley share to increase in UK, Sweden ...Click here
France: Malting barley prices continue to decrease, feed barley market motionless ...Click here
China: Barley imports forecasted to remain around 1.5 million tons in 2008 ...Click here
USA: Sam Adams brewer shares hops with other craft brewers ...Click here

UK: Marston's acquires Refresh UK brewer ...More Info
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Brewery News

Argentina: CCU to acquire beer brands Bieckert, Palermo and Imperial
Argentinean Government authorised the acquisition of beer brands Bieckert, Palermo and Imperial by Chilean group Compañía Cervecerías Unidas (CCU), Cronista reported April 4.

The three ...More Info

Netherlands & Denmark: Heineken and Carlsberg satisfy antitrust conditions for acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle
Heineken and Carlsberg (the “Consortium”) welcome the announcement of the European Commission’s approval of the acquisition of selected S&N assets by Heineken in all ...More Info

USA: Modelo's Corona beer suffers U.S. sales decline
Grupo Modelo SAB, a Mexican brewer, has seen U.S. sales of its Corona Extra beer drop since a price increase last year gave competitors ...More Info

Latin America: Femsa beer exports unhurt by U.S. slowdown
Femsa, the largest Coke bottler and brewer in Latin America, is not seeing any negative impact on its beer exports to the United States ...More Info

Malt News

Europe: Domestic malt market calm, prices slightly declined
EU domestic malt markets have been calm, but nevertheless purchases continued in a slow and unexcited fashion, according to analysts, March 28. At least ...More Info

Barley News

Europe: Malting barley share to increase in UK, Sweden
Historically high malting barley prices for the crops 2007 and 2008 induced farmers in a number of countries to plant more barley than last ...More Info

France: Malting barley prices continue to decrease, feed barley market motionless
The malting barley market has been disestablished this week with prices which continued to decrease, La Depeche published April 4. Deals have been very ...More Info

China: Barley imports forecasted to remain around 1.5 million tons in 2008
Chinese barley imports in January/February of this calendar year were 234.000 tons and are forecast to remain around 1,5 Mill. tons for the year, ...More Info

Hops News

USA: Sam Adams brewer shares hops with other craft brewers
A shortage of a key ingredient in beer has shown that even business competitors can come together over a cold one now and then. ...More Info
Scientific Digest

A superior prediction of malt attenuation

D.E. Evans1, C. Li2, J.K. Eglinton3 1TIAR, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 54, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia; 2Dept of Agriculture Western Austraia, 3 Baron-Hay Court, Sth Perth, WA 6151, Australia; 3School of Agriculture and Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA, 5064, Australia

Data is presented to support the replacement of the diastatic power (DP) malt specification in favour of the measurement of the DP enzymes (DPE), alpha-amylase, limit dextrinase, beta-amylase, and beta-amylase thermostability. The use of the DPE via a multi-linear regression equation predicts ~90% of variation in malt attenuation compared to <50% of variation by DP alone. The measurement of the individual DPE would most likely have a number of advantages over DP or the time consuming AAL parameter for maltsters and their brewer customers. Firstly, the three DPE determinants of fermentability are independently assessed. This is important information as the ratios of alpha-amylase to limit dextrinase to beta-amylase vary between malt samples from the same variety. Knowledge of the levels of these enzymes would allow maltsters to potentially to blend their malt batches more precisely within or between varieties to balance the levels of DPE to better satisfy brewers fermentability expectations. At very least brewers could be fore warned when a delivery of malt was being made that differed from the specifications desired, thus take steps in the brew house to accommodate such changes. The application of these insights in the brewing industry is predicted to result in substantial improvements in brewing consistency and enable more specific quality targets for barley breeders to be defined.
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Theoretical malt prices

Theoretical malt prices (Crop 2007, Crop 2008).

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

Prices Evolution

French Malting Barley Price Evolution Crop 2007

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These Days in Business History

March 31
1889 300m Eiffel Tower officially opens, commemorates French Revolution
1896 Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening, also know as the zipper
1917 U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands

April 1
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel

April 2
1850 City of Los Angeles incorporated
1875 Walter P. Chrysler is born in Wamego, Kansas. He goes on to found the Chrysler Corp. as successor corporation to the failing Maxwell Motor Car Co. in 1925 and to buy Dodge Brothers, Inc., in 1928.
1961 The first patent for an integrated circuit is awarded to Fairchild Semiconductor’s Robert Noyce, who later co-founds Intel Corp. with Gordon Moore.