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Average market prices Change trend

02 Jun-03 Jun 2005
Crop 2004
2rs Barley €98.0-100.0   -1.50%
6rw Barley €97.0-99.0     -1.01%
2rs Malt €227.5-231.5 -0.86%
6rw Malt €225.5-229.5 -0.44%
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €113.0-115.0 +1.04%
6rw Barley €102.5-103.5     
2rs Malt €241.5-245.5 +0.41%
6rw Malt €227.0-231.0     

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 market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
    Russia: InBev might acquire Tinkoff’s Company ... Click here

    Denmark: Carlsberg sells Danbrew to Birch & Krogboe ... Click here

    Hong Kong: China Resources’ brewery posted a 20% rise in overall beer sales ... Click here

    UK & Colombia: SABMiller shares lower on talk of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria bid ... Click here

    Turkey: Anadolu Efes sold about 304 million litres of beer in Q1 2005 ... Click here

    EU: A fierce competition in the domestic malt markets for deliveries in 2006 ... Click here

    North Africa: Barley crop in North Africa decreased ... Click here

    Canada: Canadian barley exports during August 2004 and March 2005 ... Click here

    USA: Hop Industry Economic Viability Initiative from Washington Hop Commission ... Click here

More News
    UK: Cobra beer entrepreneur accepts accounting achievement award from Prince Charles ...more info

    Ukraine: Slavutych beer and non-alcoholic drinks plant denominates shares ...more info

    Thailand: Miss Mexico helping promote Corona beer in Thailand ...more info

    United Kingdom: A specific treatment for mildew control in barley should be added ...more info

    India: Carlsberg A/S will invest in a subsidiary in India ...more info

    Thailand: Boon Rawd welcomes move to revamp Thai excise tax structure ...more info

    USA: Pabst Brewing Co. has discontinued selling Falstaff beer ...more info

    USA: Strong beer volume growth posted during Memorial Day weekend ...more info

    Russia: The history of beer acquisitions in Russia ...more info

    South Korea: Hite Brewery Co., signed a $3.4 billion to buy Jinro Ltd. ...more info

    Italy: An Italian court has ruled in Anheuser-Busch's favor ...more info

    Australia: ABB Grain Ltd appointed a new general manager – marketing services ...more info

    Indonesia: The largest beer maker of Indonesia, MBI, recorded a 18% increase in beer sales ...more info

    Canada: Labatt Breweries is launching Labatt Genuine Honey ...more info

    Israel: Beer market shrank by 4 percent in 2004 ...more info

    Netherlands: Heineken will focus on acquisitions in China and Russia ...more info

    World: Beer markets of the world ...more info

Brewery News
Russia: InBev might acquire Tinkoff’s Company

Sun Interbrew, the second largest beer maker of Russia, is on the edge of acquiring Russia’s Tinkoff brewery based in St. Petersburg...more info

Denmark: Carlsberg sells Danbrew to Birch & Krogboe

Danish brewing force, Carlsberg A/S, announced on June 3 that it is selling Danbrew Ltd. A/S to Birch & Krogboe A/S with effect from 1 October 2005...more info

Hong Kong: China Resources’ brewery posted a 20% rise in overall beer sales

China Resource's brewery business recorded a loss of HK$35.7 million during the first quarter, widening from a loss of HK$15.5 million in the same quarter of last year. The brewery posted a 20% rise in overall beer sales, but some of its recently acquired breweries in eastern China were hit by a seasonal drop in demand.

China Resources Enterprise Ltd. announced on May 31 its first-quarter net profit more than doubled on the strong performance of its retail operations. The company reported a net profit of HK$660.1 million in the first quarter of 2005 ended March 31, up from HK$319.9 million a year earlier. Company’s revenue rose to HK$12.13 billion from HK$10.92 billion.

During the quarter, the company's supermarket operations posted a 97% jump in earnings.

The profits were partly boosted by the revaluation of the company's properties and related accounting adjustments. Without those accounting adjustments, China Resources said its first-quarter net profit would have been HK$451 million. The company said it also gained HK$84 million from the disposal of its remaining 10.5% stake in Qingdao Qirun Petrochemical Co.

UK & Colombia: SABMiller shares lower on talk of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria bid

Shares in SABMiller PLC fell 18-1/2 pence to 816 at 12:05 p.m. June 2 on vague talk that the international brewing giant will make its long-awaited takeover bid for Colombia's Grupo Empresarial Bavaria brewery next week, AFX News communicated on June 2.

SABMiller, along with other brewing major Heineken NV and InBev are all said to be eyeing Grupo Bavaria, which is Colombia's second-largest brewer with dominant market positions in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. Some analysts reckon the risk of a bidding war could push the price up to 9 bln usd.

SABMiller is believed to have held talks with Grupo Bavaria about a bid and appears to be in a good position to finance a bid. It has a strong balance sheet and could be in a position to issue shares as part of the deal, which would keep Bavaria's shareholders happy.

The rumours of a bid centred on a suggestion that SABMiller had cancelled a sales presentation to brokers DKW next Thursday due to a "diary clash". However, sources told AFX News that there was "nothing untoward" and that this should not be interpreted that any bid for Grupo Bavaria was imminent.

Turkey: Anadolu Efes sold about 304 million litres of beer in Q1 2005

Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii A.S. (Anadolu Efes) announced on May 28 that in Q1 2005 Company’s total beer sales volume reached 304 million liters...more info

Malt News

EU: A fierce competition in the domestic malt markets for deliveries in 2006

The discrepancy between available malt stocks and capacities on one side and demand on the other side has led to a fierce competition...more info Barley News

North Africa: Barley crop in North Africa decreased

The drought, which hit the Iberian Peninsula, led to an extremely poor barley crop in Morocco, where 1.1-1.2 million tonnes...more info

Canada: Canadian barley exports during August 2004 and March 2005

Canadian exports seem to be almost exclusively malting barley, analyst said. During August 2004 and March 2005 484,000 tonnes were shipped to China...more info

Hops News

USA: Hop Industry Economic Viability Initiative from Washington Hop Commission

China has come on strong and is now the world's third-largest hop producer with a 20 % market share of the dominant variety. Germany leads with 32 % followed by the United States at 30 %.

The roughly 48 hop growers in the Yakima Valley -- down from 264 in the 1960s -- survive because they've diversified into tree fruit or other crops, but they say time is running out.

"If we're going to keep our hop growers in the game, we've got to achieve major reductions in the cost of production," Ann George, administrator of the Washington Hop Commission, said.

To keep growers competitive, the Hop Commission is spearheading the "Hop Industry Economic Viability Initiative," which is entering its second phase with a $1.5 million appropriation from the 2005 Legislature. The program started last year with a $400,000 investment on labor-saving and other technologies.

Growth in the state minimum wage and increases in workers' compensation and unemployment taxes have combined to add $40,000 in costs per year to the average grower, who is already losing $300 to $400 an acre, according to the Washington Hop Commission. ...more info

Theoretical malt prices.

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** - 50/50 = 50% Average Two Row Spring and 50% Six Row Winter

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Barley Price Evolution
French Malting Barley Price Evolution Crop 2004

Table of the week
EU Malt Export Licence Fixations:

(in tonnes)   2000-2001  2001-2002   2002-2003   2003-2004  July 01, 2004 - May 26, 2005  
 France   523,190  701,134  661,772  774,761  632,100 
 Germany   305,980  468,314  408,063  422,047  253,918 
 Belgium   277,584  296,368  287,850  317,292  373,561 
 U.K. 254,793  350,621  294,995  443,501  194,816 
 Finland   65,550  91,890  100,758  114,165  52,921 
 Denmark    52,326  96,812  94,791  90,452  54,972 
 Sweden   50,847  101,000  76,916  78,369  83,840 
 Netherlands   54,835  51,310  66,219  80,703  43,128 
 Ireland   26,003  35,145  31,140  38,900  56,924 
 Austria   4,850  8,840  8,620  60,211  10,669 
 Spain   3,000  2,400  5,640  10,000 
 Greece   1,800  1,744  1,306  979  130 
 Portugal   340  221  85  695  765 
 Total EU 15  1,621,098  2,205,799  2,038,157  2,432,075  1,757,744 
 New EU members  May-June, 04   
 Czech Republic         34,340  72,965 
 Poland         7,604  30,784 
 Hungary         2,830  69,498 
 Slovakia         1,000  67,402 
 Total EU 25   1,621,098  2,205,799  2,038,157  2,477,849  1,998,393 

  Total Wheat malt, tonnes  
Total 2000-2001    4,686 
Total 2001-2002    12,805 
Total 2002-2003    30,908 
Total 2003-2004    15,768 
July 01/2004 – May 26/2005    6,427 
  Total Roasted malt, tonnes  
Total 2000-2001    23,967 
Total 2001-2002    23,480 
Total 2002-2003    23,603 
Total 2003-2004    24,438 
July 01/2004 – May  26/2005    24,845 

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June 2005:
World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference 2005, Germany;
ASBC Annual Convention. American Society of Brewing Chemists Meeting.;
BRASIL BRAU International Fair of Beverage Technology;
FOOD TAIPEI 2005. The largest food and beverage show in Taiwan;
BevTek / BrewTek International Exhibition of Beverage and Brewery Processing and Packaging Technology. Bangkok, Thailand ;

July 2005:
Interwine China. International Wine, Brewery and Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment Trade Fair;
2005 North American Barley Researchers Workshop;
U.S. Grains Council Summer Board Meeting;
District Eastern Canada MBAA annual convention;
Open Door to "Mortal's Beers";

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