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on August 17, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on August 17, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1370 USD
1 EUR = 0.8950 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4942 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5647 AUD
1 EUR = 126.0200 JPY
1 EUR = 4.4228 BRL
1 EUR = 76.0576 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8396 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8791 EUR
1 USD = 0.7865 GBP
1 USD = 1.3142 CAD
1 USD = 1.3765 AUD
1 USD = 110.8200 JPY
1 USD = 3.8977 BRL
1 USD = 66.8932 RUB
1 USD = 6.8929 CNY

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August 17, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 231.50-233.50 down0.43%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 217.00-219.00 up0.46%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 438.00-440.00 down0.28%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 420.00-422.00 up0.29%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 203.00-205.00down0.49%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 213.50-215.50 up5.86%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,744.00-1,746.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,744.00-1,746.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,494.00-1,496.00 down1.32%
Malting Barley (West) 1,494.00-1,496.00 down1.32%
Canadian Barley
Crop 2018
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track in Winnipeg rail 364.00-366.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track in Vancouver rail 339.00-341.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, track/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 254.00-256.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 254.00-256.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 180.00-182.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 142.00-144.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 129.00-131.00 -
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Top Industry News

Brewery news World: Carlsberg raises full-year profit guidance ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: ThaiBev remains optimistic about growth this year, to double down on Vietnam beer market ...Click here
Brewery news Thailand & Vietnam: ThaiBev’s Q3 profit plunges by 61% ...Click here
Brewery news Malaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia reports 4.9% rise in Q2 net profit ...Click here
Brewery news Thailand: ThaiBev plans to raise at least Bt70 bln in Thailand’s largest corporate bond issue ...Click here

Barley news Canada: 2017-18 barley exports forecast to increase to 4-year high ...Click here
Barley news UK: Spring malting barley harvest to produce enough quality grain for maltsters ...Click here
Barley news Canada & USA: CMTC provides update on Canadian and US barley barley harvest ...Click here

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Brewery news USA & China: China drinking more Budweiser than the US ...Click here
Barley news China & Australia: China buys 512,181 tonnes of Australian barley and sorghum in June ...Click here
Brewery news Cyprus: Domestic beer consumption and export surge in July this year ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Brewers releasing more mini-size beers as more Koreans eat and drink alone ...Click here
Barley news Russia & Saudi Arabia: Russia becomes No.1 barley supplier to Saudi Arabia ...Click here

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Source: Deutscher Maelzerbund e. V.

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The World's Top 40 Brewing Groups as of 31 December 2017

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Scientific Digest


This topic sounds very up to date and trendy as many craft brewers are looking into the possibility to use hop extracts instead of cones or pellets for dry hopping. In fact hop extracts and hop oils have been used for dry hopping for about 100 years already, and here is a nice article going back to 1983 showing the power and suitability of CO2 extract for dry hopping.


Grimmett, C.: THE STABILITY OF HOP OILS IN LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE EXTRACTS OF HOPS, Journal of the Institute of Brewing Volume 89, Issue 3, 1983
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These Days in Business History

16 August
1870 - Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion
1930 - The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks
1955 - Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1991 - Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

17 August
1802 - In one of history's greatest acts of inventive daring, Robert Fulton launches his new steamboat from the north shore of Manhattan
1998 - The Russian government devalues the ruble and declares a moratorium on paying its foreign debt, a de facto default that sends the global bond markets crashing, triggers the collapse of the giant U.S. hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management and sends shockwaves through the world's financial system

18 August
1868 - French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium
1904 - Max Factor Jr was born, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
1937 - 1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)
1952 - Patrick Swayze was born in Houston Texas, actor/dancer
1960 - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

19 August
1888 - 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 year old West Indian wins
1897 - 1st electric taxi's drive in London
1946 - Bill Clinton was born, the 42nd US President. (Former Little Rock Attorney)


August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, Germany)
24-26: 9th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium 2018 (Recife, Brazil)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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Brewery newsWorld: Carlsberg raises full-year profit guidance
Carlsberg A/S raised its full-year profit guidance amid soaring demand for Tuborg beer in Asia, Bloomberg reported on August 16.

Sales volume for the label, ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: ThaiBev remains optimistic about growth this year, to double down on Vietnam beer market
After posting disappointing third-quarter results on August 14, Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) said on August 15 that it continued to remain optimistic about its growth ...More info on site

Brewery newsThailand & Vietnam: ThaiBev’s Q3 profit plunges by 61%
Crippling market conditions continued to weigh in on ThaiBev after profit plunged by 61% YoY to $247.72 mln (THB5.99 bln) in Q3, according to ...More info on site

Brewery newsMalaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia reports 4.9% rise in Q2 net profit
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd’s (Carlsberg Malaysia) net profit in the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 (2QFY18) rose 4.9% to RM63.91 million from RM60.92 ...More info on site

Brewery newsThailand: ThaiBev plans to raise at least Bt70 bln in Thailand’s largest corporate bond issue
Thai Beverage is returning to the baht market with an ambitious plan to raise at least Bt70 billion ($2.1 billion) in Thailand’s largest corporate ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & China: China drinking more Budweiser than the US
Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue, The Beverage Daily reported on August 16.

Overall beer consumption in the US hasn’t changed much since 2000. Data from Rabobank shows that 23.5 bln litres of beer were consumed in the US in 2000, and 23.459 bln litres were consumed in 2017.

However, what types of beer people are drinking has evolved. Domestic beer used to make up 87.7% of total consumption in the US, and it fell to 67.6% in 2017. Foreign and craft beers together made up just 12.3% of US consumption in 2000, and has now increased to 32.4%.

US consumers are trending away from abundantly available domestic brews and are reaching for foreign imports instead. Instead of Budweiser, Heineken and Coors, people are choosing Corona, Modelo and Dos Equis.

The same trend is true in China, except they see Budweiser as a desirable foreign beer, more expensive than their local Chinese options. It’s something that is mirrored in all major beer drinking countries like Mexico, Brazil, the UK ...More info on site

Brewery news Cyprus: Domestic beer consumption and export surge in July this year
The export and consumption of domestically-produced beer surged in Cyprus in July this year in comparison to the previous month and July last year, the Cyprus Mail reported on August 14.

According to CYSTAT data, exports and local consumption amounted to 5,361,323 litres in July 2018, compared to 5,195,758 litres in the previous month and 5,042,311 in July 2017.

In July 2018 most of the domestically-produced beer, 5,155,439 litres, was consumed locally, while 225,884 litres were exported overseas.

Brewery news South Korea: Brewers releasing more mini-size beers as more Koreans eat and drink alone
As more Koreans are starting to eat and drink alone, brewers and distillers are rushing to introduce smaller-size products, according to industry officials on August 15.

When releasing its Cass beer in 250 millilitre cans in July, Oriental Brewery (OB) said consumers can more conveniently enjoy a cold beer in summer as the smaller can cools much faster than the larger cans.

According to Korea's largest brewer, consumers said the small-size enables them to drink beer without difficulty. In particular, female consumers who don't drink as much as men prefer the small can to the conventional 500 millilitre can.

OB, which released Hoegaarden Rosee in 250 millilitre bottles in 2016, is considering producing more types of beer in small-size cans and bottles.

"We came up with Cass beer in 250 millilitre cans to satisfy young customers who tend to enjoy a glass of beer alone at home," an OB official said. "We will continue to make innovations with our products to satisfy the needs of various consumers."

HiteJinro also released Hite Extra Cold beer in 250 millilitre cans a few years ago. Lotte Asahi Liquor sells Asahi Super Dry beer in 135 millilitre cans.

Whisky makers, which have already vied over the past few years ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: 2017-18 barley exports forecast to increase to 4-year high
For 2017-18, Canada’s barley exports are forecast to increase to a 4-year high of 2.85 mln tonnes due to the steady total supply, strong exports to China and lower world barley supplies, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reported on August 17.

Barley carry-out stocks are forecast to decrease by 55% to 0.95 million tonnes and remain below the previous three and five-year averages.

The Lethbridge in-store feed barley price increased by 35% due to the tight total barley supplies, strong export movement and the decline in the availability of other domestic feed grain substitutes.

For 2018-19, the nation’s barley-seeded area is forecast to increase 13% from 2017-18 (to 2.63 mln tonnes), a rebound from last year’s record low seeded area.

Production is forecast to increase 8% to 8.5 mln tonnes due to the higher area and a forecasted average total yield.

Despite higher production, lower carry-in stocks will cause total supply to decrease by 5% to 9.6 mln tonnes.

Total domestic use is forecast to remain unchanged at 6.275 mln tonnes due to lower feed use and only a slight increase in industrial use is expected.

Exports are forecast to decrease to 2.4 mln tonnes due to lower total supplies and a ...More info on site

Barley news UK: Spring malting barley harvest to produce enough quality grain for maltsters
The spring malting barley harvest is set to produce enough quality grain for the maltsters despite lower yields due to a shortened growing season in the UK, the Farmers’ Weekly reported on August 14.

A late wet spring followed by a summer heatwave has led to reduced harvests and generally higher nitrogen contents as nitrogen in barley crops was focused in fewer grains.

James Beamish, farm manager at the Holkham Estate on the north Norfolk coast, says yields of his spring malting barley were down about 1t/ha due largely to the very dry spring.

He grows 370ha of spring barley, and this year’s average yield was about 6t/ha compared with 7t/ha from the estate’s rolling medium-term yield average.

He grows two varieties – one-third Laureate and two-thirds Concerto – with quality mixed in terms of nitrogen content and green grains, but the crop should be OK for malting with the majority of its destined for Suffolk brewer Adnams.

“The yield was no surprise since we had no meaningful rain since 24 May until harvest,” Mr Beamish said from the 3,500ha farmed estate.

West Norfolk

Tom Dye, managing director of Albanwise Farming, has cut malting spring barley at the company’s West Norfolk farm with a good yield ...More info on site

Barley news Canada & USA: CMTC provides update on Canadian and US barley barley harvest
Canada’s Prairies has just suffered through a week of intense heat, with scorching temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 30s°C. In some areas in southern Saskatchewan the temperature reached 40°C. This oppressive heat only served to bake the crops in sections of the west, CMBTC reported on August 15.

What little rain that fell on the Prairies was variable and limited. Certainly the areas that received rain had the opportunity for crop growth with the heads filling, but in areas that did not get rain the crops were stressed. Due to the excessive amount of hot and dry conditions, in many regions the crop developed quickly. As a result the heads did not get properly filled and the yields suffered.

Barley harvest has commenced in southern Alberta and the early results show yields down 20% and proteins in the high teens, with some farmers reporting up to 17% protein for their barley. Alberta

Crop ratings dropped throughout the province, especially in the southern and central sections. The excessive heat and variable rain events has adversely affected the yield potential of the crops. The north is the only area that has received some moisture and that has permitted the heads to fill. ...More info on site

Barley news China & Australia: China buys 512,181 tonnes of Australian barley and sorghum in June
China was again Australia’s major coarse grains customer in June, taking 512,181 tonnes of barley and sorghum in total of the 658,656 tonnes shipped for the month, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Shipping stems indicate barley exports are now likely to tail off following above-average shipments in March in particular, and some vessels nominated will be ferrying grain from southern Australian ports to Brisbane and Newcastle to supply the drought-affected eastern market.

Likewise, sorghum shipments are now likely to slow, a function of nearly all of Australia’s 2018 export surplus coming from Central Queensland, and its harvest being well and truly over.

A much smaller-than-average amount of sorghum grown in New South Wales and southern Queensland has made its way to export this year, because of high domestic demand and limited production as a result of dry conditions in some areas.

Barley news Russia & Saudi Arabia: Russia becomes No.1 barley supplier to Saudi Arabia
Ukraine lost its longtime dominance of the Saudi Arabian imported barley market to Russia in 2017-18, according to a Aug. 14 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to the report, Russia exported 2.11 million tonnes of barley to Saudi Arabia, which accounted for a market share of 28.7%. Ukraine shipped 1.75 million tonnes for a 23.7% market share.

The previous year, Ukraine sent 2.24 million tonnes of barley to Saudi Arabia for a 30% share of the market, while Russia was a distant second at 1.10 million tonnes and a 14.3% market share.

Total Saudi Arabia barley imports for 2017-18 are forecast at about 8 million tonnes, roughly the same as is projected for 2018-19.

Saudi Arabia is perennially among the world’s leading importers of barley. In 2017-18, only China had more imports with 8.2 million tonnes, according to the USDA.

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