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Equities of the Largest Breweries

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Average Market Prices Change trend

July 18, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley nq €233.0-235.0 4.10%
6rw Barley nq €208.0-210.0 2.79%
2rs Malt €530.5-532.5 €476.5-478.5 2.45%
6rw Malt €497.5-499.5 €444.5-446.5 1.66%
Feed Barley €164.0-166.0 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

USA: Anheuser-Busch to keep sports marketing and sponsorship strong under new owner InBev; spending could increase ...Click here
Japan: Sapporo raised sales target for its new third-segment beer ...Click here
Canada: A cool summer and rising costs are affecting the beer makers; beer prices expected to rise ...Click here
Czech Republic: With its Anheuser-Busch takeover InBev inherits about 100 legal disputes over Budweiser trademark ...Click here
India: Beer consumption in the first quarter reported the slowest growth over three years ...Click here
South Africa: Heineken Brewery will create 225 jobs ...Click here
Australia: GrainCorp joins forces with Barrett Burston Malting ...Click here
EU: There are few or almost no sellers in domestic EU malting barley markets ...Click here
UK: Early barley yields look better than last year ...Click here
USA: Barley markets remain stable in face of good crop conditions ...Click here
EU: Barley exports on rise at the same time facing a stiff competition from the Black Sea ...Click here

Cuba: In spite of InBev – A-B deal, Cubans don’t expect to see Budweisers soon ...More Info
USA: InBev SA is also inheriting the King of Beers' weaknesses ...More Info
Russia: Beer output hiked by 2.3% in H1 2008 ...More Info
India: International brewers to expand India’s beer market with a milder brew ...More Info
UK: First UK campaign for Mexican beer brand Corona Extra launched ...More Info
Canada: Molson Coors names Iain J. G. Napier to Board of Directors effective immediately ...More Info
USA: MillerCoors to sell more beer, which means it will need more barley ...More Info
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Brewery News

USA: Anheuser-Busch to keep sports marketing and sponsorship strong under new owner InBev; spending could increase

Anheuser-Busch executives told The Associated Press in an interview on July 17 that the beer maker will maintain its high level of sports marketing and sponsorship under new owner InBev. In fact, they said, spending could increase.

"There's nothing at all for those of us that are at the pulse of all this to suggest that our sports are cutting back at all," said Tony Ponturo, vice president of global media and sports marketing for Anheuser-Busch.

Sports marketing accounts for two-thirds of Anheuser-Busch's overall marketing, but InBev's reputation as a cost-cutter had raised speculation that the huge budget could get the ax, leaving many a drinker to wonder "Whassup?"

InBev SA, the maker of brands such as Stella Artois and Beck's, solidified its $52 billion takeover of the St. Louis-based brewer earlier this week. The company has said it has plans to make Budweiser and Bud Light into worldwide icons like Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

Carlos Brito, chief executive of the Belgian brewer, has said he knows that his new company's ability to reach consumers through sports is one of the reasons it's such an attractive brand, and added that there wouldn't be cuts.

Ponturo and Dave Peacock, vice president for marketing, emphasized that Thursday and ...More Info

Japan: Sapporo raised sales target for its new third-segment beer
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. said on July 17 it will raise the annual sales target of its third-segment beer-like drink "Mugi to Hop," launched in ...More Info

Canada: A cool summer and rising costs are affecting the beer makers; beer prices expected to rise
With increased energy costs, rising hops and aluminium prices and an unusually cool start of the summer in some parts of the country, the ...More Info

Czech Republic: With its Anheuser-Busch takeover InBev inherits about 100 legal disputes over Budweiser trademark
With its $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch, InBev inherits more than 100 legal disputes, mostly over versions of the Budweiser trademark, in more than ...More Info

India: Beer consumption in the first quarter reported the slowest growth over three years
The domestic beer volume expanded 3-5% to roughly 46-mn cases in the first three months, falling way below the 15-20% growth witnessed in recent ...More Info

South Africa: Heineken Brewery will create 225 jobs

The R3 billion Heineken plant and depot which is being constructed in Sedibeng, southeast of Johannesburg, will be a catalyst for economic growth as it would inject about R7 billion into the provincial economy, Business Day (Johannesburg) cited Gauteng finance MEC Paul Mashatile saying on July 17.

He said the investment was proof that international investors had confidence in the province despite challenges SA was facing - such as the electricity shortage. "There are a lot of other investors who continue to knock on our doors," said Mashatile.

The brewery would have an initial capacity of 3-million hectolitres, but its construction would allow for expansion. It will brew Heineken, Amstel and other brands within the stable.

It is expected to create 225 permanent jobs as well as service-related opportunities.

The MEC could not hold back his smile when he told reporters yesterday that the presence of another brewer would create competition and "hopefully" beer prices would go down. "Heineken is a very nice drink," he added. The brewery project would be completed next year.

Malt News

Australia: GrainCorp joins forces with Barrett Burston Malting
GrainCorp Ltd has announced the signing of a land and services agreement with Barrett Burston Malting (BBM) for the co-location of BBM's new malt ...More Info

Barley News

EU: There are few or almost no sellers in domestic EU malting barley markets
There are few or almost no sellers in domestic EU malting barley markets, experts commented. French producers had sold a good percentage of their ...More Info

UK: Early barley yields look better than last year

Early yields of barley look significantly better than last year, according to Norfolk grain merchants, Eastern Daily Press communicated on July 17.

Matthew Adams, joint managing director of independent merchants, Adams & Howling, said: "What a difference a year makes. We're seeing some good-quality barleys coming from quite light land areas."Last year, the crops were full of second growth and low yields. This year, it is full of high-quality bold grains and high yields. It's looking good, very good at the moment.

After the wettest summer for decades last year, crops on the lighter sandy soils have been able to keep growing.

South Norfolk grain merchant Stephen Howlett, of Grainfarmers at Bressingham, near Diss, said: "Crops haven't died; they are ripening and not dying. We have seen some winter malting barleys which look good."

Mr Adams, who is hoping that a new 5,000-tonne grain store will be completed at the firm's Little Plumstead headquarters ready for the bulk delivery of Maris Otter malting barley next week, has seen a range of feed and malting samples.

On one large Breckland estate near Thetford, the malting variety Flagon yielded just under eight tonnes per hectare, or 3.23 tonnes an acre, while last year, the typical ...More Info

USA: Barley markets remain stable in face of good crop conditions

The barley harvest is about ready to start in some areas of the region and the July 7 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report estimates 71 percent of the barley crop in North Dakota to be in good to excellent condition, with 25 percent of the crop in fair condition, 3 percent in poor condition, and 1 percent in very poor condition Farm & Ranch Guide posted on July 18.

In general, an average crop is anticipated, according to Steven Edwardson, executive administrator of the North Dakota Barley Council.

“However, cool temperatures have delayed crop development,” he noted, “with only 1 percent of the barley crop turning as of July 6, compared to 7 percent turning one year ago.”

The USDA acreage report on June 30 indicated nationally barley plantings increased by 2.7 percent, from 4,020,000 acres in 2007 to 4,130,000 acres in 2008. North Dakota growers also planted more acres to barley with 1,500,000 acres seed this year, which represents a 2 percent increase over 2007. Earlier acreage reports were suggesting the barley acres might be higher, but Edwardson said higher wheat prices stimulated a shift in acreage to more wheat production. According to the season's first production report, ...More Info

EU: Barley exports on rise at the same time facing a stiff competition from the Black Sea
During the crop year 2007/08 the EU exported 3.9 million tonnes of barley compared to 3.2 million tonnes a year before, the latest figures ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Antioxidant Characteristics of Hops and Hop Products

Karel Krofta, Alexandr Mikyška, and Danuša Hašková


J. Inst. Brew. 114(1), 3-13, 2008 The method based on the reaction of stable DPPH radical proved to be the best for the determination of antioxidant characteristics of hops and hop products. Antioxidant activity is expressed as the rate of decline in absorbance of the reaction environment and assessed in relative percents. Differences in the values of antioxidant activity were determined in Czech and foreign hop varieties. The highest antioxidant activities in the scope of 70 to 80% rel. were measured in Saaz and Spalter Select. Antioxidant activity in most of the varieties moved in the scope of 40 to 60% rel. A part of antioxidant activity of hops is irreversibly lost in the course of drying. The loss does not usually exceed 5% of the original RADPPH value. Drying also resulted in a decrease of polyphenol compound contents. Drying in belt and chamber kilns is comparable from the point of view of preserving hop antioxidant properties. Results of determination of antioxidant activity in hot water extracts of raw hops and ground hops were comparable and statistically non-significant. The same held true for pelletizing of ground hops. The antioxidant activity of raw hops declined in the course of long-term storage in dependence on storage temperature. Storage temperature had no effect on the antioxidant activity of the hop pellets packed in a multi-layer foil without air access.... Load full article, 7 pages, 246 Kb, PDF file

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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

Prices evolution
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Table of the week
Canada Barley Supply and Disposal as of July 02, 2008
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July 17
1850 Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
1931 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
1955 Disneyland, Walt Disney's metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens

July 18
1743 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (New York Weekly Journal)
1955 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1968 Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore establish N.M. Electronics Corp. to miniaturize electronic circuitry onto silicon chips. It soon changes its name to Intel Corp.

July 19
1860 1st railroad reaches Kansas
1967 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)

July 20
1837 Opening of London's first major railway station - at Euston
1868 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1992 Charles Schwab opens its “mutual fund supermarket,” allowing investors to choose from hundreds of different funds without paying transaction fees, as it introduces its OneSource program