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Crop 2005
2rs Barley €116.0-118.0-0.43%
6rw Barley €105.0-107.0

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
Belgium: InBev delivers solid organic growth in the first half of 2005... Click here

Netherlands: Heineken reports 5.4% organic net profit growth for the H1 of 2005, in line with expectations... Click here

China: Tsingtao Brewery to become the largest brewery in the northwest China... Click here

Australia: Lion Nathan lodges S.A. Supreme Court appeal to preserve pre-emptive rights... Click here

Russia: Baltika announces the proposed merger of Russian assets... Click here

USA & China: Anheuser-Busch wants more acquisitions in China... Click here

EU: Export licence bookings so far... Click here

Russia: Ochakovo Brewery has launched its second malting plant... Click here

Australia: Barley production is forecast by ABARE to be 6.6 mln tonnes in 2005-06... Click here

EU: Analysts’ overview on the crops of EU main barley producers... Click here

World: Alpha acid content in hops crop 2004... Click here

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China: China Resources Enterprise Announced Interim Results for 2005 ...more info

Ukraine: In January-August 2005 Ukraine’s beer production increased by 20.7% ...more info

Canada: Statistics Canada about beer vs. other alcoholic beverages ...more info

Australia: Agshow revealed new barley variety ...more info

Ukraine: Sarmat Brewery doubling its capacity in Donetsk ...more info

EU: Outline on European barley markets for August ...more info

Australian: Lion Nathan’s statement: “Shareholders will be arbiters on bid acceptance” ...more info

USA: Miller Brewing Company boosts water commitment to aid hurricane Katrina relief efforts ...more info

Netherlands: Royal Grolsch N.V. net profit under pressure from supermarket war ...more info

Germany: InBev closes sale of stake in Bremer Erfrischungsgetränke to focus on its core German beer business ...more info

USA: Montana barley harvest looks very good ...more info

Ireland: Diageo plans expanding its operations at Guinness brewery in Dublin ...more info

Australia: ABB Grains’ Barley pool estimates remain unchanged ...more info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle to relocate headquarter ...more info

Australia: Lion Nathan appoints Peter Bush as non-executive director ...more info

USA: Texas' oldest Independent Shiner Brewery launches Shiner 96 ...more info

Canada: Lakeport Brewing launches retail partner store program to offer its brands in rural Ontario ...more info

India: UK’s Cobra beer to conquer Indian market ...more info

USA: Two more Anheuser-Busch Breweries join hurricane Katrina relief efforts ...more info

Brewery News

0 Belgium: InBev delivers solid organic growth in the first half of 2005

InBev S.A. the world’s leading brewer by volume, announced on September 8 its results for the first half of 2005 (HY05):

-Organic beer volume growth of +5.5%; more than twice the industry average
-Challenging market conditions in Western Europe, more than offset by very good performances throughout the Americas and Russia/Ukraine
Organic revenue increased by +6.8% yoy (year on year)
-EBITDA margin expanded to 26.1% versus 23.0% in the first half of 2004 (HY04)
- Profit attributable to InBev equity holders of 397 million euro versus 205 million euro in HY04
-Successful conclusion of the Mandatory Tender Offer (MTO) for AmBev’s common shares raised InBev’s economic interest in the company from 50.27% to 55.52%
-Significant progress made to drive value creation: improving capital structure through share buy-back and purchase of AmBev preferred shares, and improved deployment of invested capital via sales of German soft drinks and Spanish beer minority stake

The financial and operating information was presented in euro pursuant to IFRS, and comparisons refer to the first half of 2004. It should be noted that in order to facilitate the understanding of InBev’s underlying performance, growth analyses are based on organic numbers, hence eliminating the impact of currency fluctuations, acquisitions or divestitures and transfers ...

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0 Netherlands: Heineken reports 5.4% organic net profit growth for the H1 of 2005, in line with expectations

Heineken Holding N.V. announced on September 7 first-half 2005 consolidated results in line with forecast and on target to meet the full year 2005 profit outlook.

The result of Heineken Holding N.V.’s participating interest in Heineken N.V. for the first half of 2005 turned out at ˆ173 million3.

Heineken achieved organic growth in all key metrics in the first six months of 2005: 1.3% in turnover, 3.6% in EBIT and 5.4% in net profit, in line with Heineken’s outlook statement published on 22 February 2005.

Reported net profit of Heineken N.V. decreased to ˆ345 million due to exceptional charges and weaker currencies against the euro. Net profit (beia) of Heineken N.V. increased ˆ9 million, or 2.5% to ˆ371 million, despite a negative currency effect of ˆ15 million.

Group volume grew by 3.3% (from 54.4 million hectolitres to 56.2 million hectolitres).

Sales of Heineken beer in the premium segment grew by 3% to 9.7 million hectolitres, further confirming its position as the world’s leading international beer brand.

In the USA, sales volume excluding distribution of the Femsa brands, decreased by 2.5%. However, depletions – sales by distributors to the retail-trade - were down only marginally (-0.4%). Heineken Premium Light Lager has been ...

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2 China: Tsingtao Brewery to become the largest brewery in the northwest China

Tsingtao Brewery the leading Chinese brewery based in the eastern port city of Qingdao, has recently integrated its 9 production facilities in north and ...

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2 Australia: Lion Nathan lodges S.A. Supreme Court appeal to preserve pre-emptive rights

Lion Nathan Australia has lodged on September 8 a formal appeal to the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia against the ...

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2 Russia: Baltika announces the proposed merger of Russian assets

Baltika Breweries addressed on September 9 a letter to its shareholders and the general public regarding its proposed merger of Baltika with the Pikra, ...

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0 USA & China: Anheuser-Busch wants more acquisitions in China

America’s Anheuser-Busch could make more acquisitions in China to tap a market that's growing as much as seven times faster than the US, according to the head of the company's international operations, China Daily reported on September 7.

Anheuser-Busch, the world's biggest brewer, in April tripled its stake in Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd, China's biggest beer maker, to 27 %. China's beer market will expand by as much as 5 % a year until 2008, compared with growth of 0.7 % for the US and 2.5 % for Europe through 2005, beverage research firm Canadian estimates.

Each of China's 1.3 billion people drinks an average of 18 litres of beer a year, compared with as much as 80 litres each in Europe. "Obviously we'd like them to drink as much per capita as they do in Germany," Burrows said. Beer consumption in South Korea and Japan stands at about 35 litres per person, according to Burrows. "If it reached that, the market would double in size."

In 2004 Anheuser-Busch beat back London-based SAB Miller to acquire Harbin Brewery Group Ltd, China's oldest and fourth-largest brewer, in a transaction valued at HK$3.5 billion (US$444 million). The American brewer first entered ...

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Malt News

2 EU: Export licence bookings so far

EU malt export licence bookings July 1 – August 30 were 338,000 tonnes.

In 2004, 422,000 tons were fixed till August 24. According ...

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2 Russia: Ochakovo Brewery has launched its second malting plant

One of the biggest Russian breweries, ZAO Ochakovo, based in Moscow, has announced it launched on September 2 its second malting plant in Russia. ...

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Barley News

2 Australia: Barley production is forecast by ABARE to be 6.6 mln tonnes in 2005-06

Widespread above average rainfall received in mid-June 2005 across eastern Australia and South Australia has improved the outlook for winter crop production in 2005-06, ...

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2 EU: Analysts’ overview on the crops of EU main barley producers

Barley harvests are over except for the very North, Scotland, Central Sweden and Finland, where at least 50 % have been combined in good ...

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Hops News

2 World: Alpha acid content in hops crop 2004

With the 2004 hop harvest, the percentage shares of the world market, which had been disrupted by the unusually dry weather conditions in Europe ...

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Barley Price Evolution

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