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Base Currency: Euro, EUR
on 17-April-2009

1 EUR = 1.3198 USD
1 EUR = 0.8827 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5913 CAD
1 EUR = 1.8247 AUD
1 EUR = 130.826 JPY
1 EUR = 2.8813 BRL
1 EUR = 44.2208 RUB
1 EUR = 9.0309 CNY
Base Currency: US Dollar
on 17-April-2009

1 USD = 0.7578 EUR
1 USD = 0.6688 GBP
1 USD = 1.2057 CAD
1 USD = 1.3825 AUD
1 USD = 99.1211 JPY
1 USD = 2.1831 BRL
1 USD = 33.5052 RUB
1 USD = 6.8425 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

April 17, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR103.0-107.0 EUR130.0-134.0
6rw Barley EUR100.0-104.0 EUR118.0-122.0
2rs Malt EUR315.5-319.5 0.63% EUR340.5-344.5 0.58%
6rw Malt EUR310.5-314.5 0.64% EUR324.5-328.5 0.61%
Feed Barley EUR91.0-95.0 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

World: SABMiller achieves higher lager volumes in Asia and Africa, sees decline in total lager volumes in Q4 ...Click here
Africa: Big brewers believe in Africa’s beer consuming potential ...Click here
Belgium: AB InBev moves aggressively to achieve cost cuts by putting pressure on suppliers ...Click here
Romania: SABMiller’s Romanian subsidiary authorized to take over local brewer Bere Azuga ...Click here
Chile: Chile’s beer sales rise 5% in 2008 ...Click here
Latvia: Largest brewer Aldaris reports 2008 performance ...Click here
World: Malt supplies might turn out scanty when world economy and beer sales improve - analysts ...Click here
China: Growing malt capacity and exports ensure China a leading position in South-East Asia’s malting industry ...Click here




South Korea: A Lotte executive confirms the retail giant is out of bids for AB InBev’s South Korean brewery ...More Info
France: France turning into one of the most moderate beer consumers in the EU ...More Info
Hungary: Beer sales fall 7% in 2008, expected to further decline this year ...More Info
United States: InBev’s takeover of Anheuser-Busch still disputed in court ...More Info
Ukraine: Obolon brewery finishes 2008 at a loss of UAH 451.570 mln ...More Info
Turkey: Brewer Türk Tuborg aims to enhance profits with the help of a global provider of cost and profitability management solutions ...More Info
South Korea: KKR & Co. strengthens its financial situation in order to bid for Oriental Brewery - sources ...More Info
Ukraine: Brewers say higher excise duty on beer lobbied by vodka producers is practice of non-market competition ...More Info
United States: Heineken’s Amstel beer to give US drinkers a taste of Amsterdam’s culture ...More Info
Bulgaria: AB InBev and Heineken appoint new general managers at their Bulgarian breweries ...More Info
Canada: Quebec microbrewers worried by a new bill about malt-based beverages ...More Info
United States: Boston Beer to launch a six-pack of competition winners’ ales ...More Info
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Brewery News

World: SABMiller achieves higher lager volumes in Asia and Africa, sees decline in total lager volumes in Q4
SABMiller plc, world’s second-largest brewer, issued on April, 16 the update on trading for the 12 months to 31 March 2009.

SABMiller’s lager volumes ...More Info

Africa: Big brewers believe in Africa’s beer consuming potential
Big brewers report a slowdown in sales growth, but they say Africa nevertheless offers rich expansion prospects compared with elsewhere, and even reduced growth ...More Info

Belgium: AB InBev moves aggressively to achieve cost cuts by putting pressure on suppliers
Brewing industry suppliers are feeling the pressure of doing business with Anheuser-Busch InBev, as the new brewing giant pursues a closely-watched plan to slash ...More Info

Romania: SABMiller’s Romanian subsidiary authorized to take over local brewer Bere Azuga
Romanian Competition Authority authorized the takeover of local brewer Bere Azuga by Ursus Breweries, part of international group SABMiller, Mediafax cited a statement by ...More Info

Chile: Chile’s beer sales rise 5% in 2008
Beer companies in Chile saw their sales rise to 600 million litres in 2008, a 5% jump from 2007, Money Week posted on April, ...More Info

Latvia: Largest brewer Aldaris reports 2008 performance
Aldaris, Latvia’s biggest beer maker, earned LVL 3.32 million last year, Aldaris’ Board Chairwoman Inara Sure was quoted as saying by LETA on April, ...More Info

Malt News

World: Malt supplies might turn out scanty when world economy and beer sales improve - analysts
Prices of malting barley of crop 2008 have dropped 50 % compared to a year ago, malt offers followed, although malting margins remained correct, ...More Info

China: Growing malt capacity and exports ensure China a leading position in South-East Asia’s malting industry
China’s total malt capacity in 2008 was 4,600,000 tonnes, according to the estimates of industry observers made public at the end of last month.

The ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Comparison of Procedures for Resveratrol Analysis in Beer: Assessment of Stilbenoids Stability through Wort Fermentation and Beer Aging

Vesna Jerkovic, Fanny Nguyen, Aurore Timmermans and Sonia Collin

Abstract:
J. Inst. Brew. 114(2), 143–149, 2008 Three resveratrol extraction procedures were compared in beer. Two-step pre-cleaning with toluene and cyclohexane allows 76% trans-resveratrol recovery by solid-phase extraction (SPE) before RP-HPLC-MS/MS analysis. This procedure proved much more efficient than liquid/liquid extraction, which requires solvents that are too hydrophobic for stilbenoids. SPME-GC-MS, where the main limiting factor is non-reproducibility from fibre to fibre, is an interesting alternative for resveratrol quantification in complex mixtures where pre-cleaning is too difficult. With the optimized SPE procedure, 5 µg.L-1 trans-resveratrol was detected in four commercial beers. However, concentrations of stilbenoids in beer should be higher taking into account the presence of cis-stilbenoids. During fermentation, trans-resveratrol was partially regenerated from its glucoside, more stable through beer aging. Adding a stilbenoids-enriched ethanolic hop extract after fermentation significantly increases the beer stilbenoids potential. Key words: Aging, beer, fermentation, piceid, resveratrol, RPHPLC- MS/MS, SPME-GC-MS, stilbenoids, wort. Load full article, 7 pages, 562 Kb, PDF file

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Theoretical Malt Prices

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

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These Days in Business History
April 16
1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
1986 IBM produces 1st megabit-chip

April 17
1704 1st successful U.S. newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
1933 Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that he will issue an executive order embargoing exports of gold and free the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar to float against foreign currencies.
1989 An all-financial-news TV service premieres, as CNBC airs its first market broadcast.

April 18
1921 Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Springs Colo
1948 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
1968 London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona

April 19
1662 Royal Society incorporates
1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA),
1948 ABC-TV network begins
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