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on December 19, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 19, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1364 USD
1 EUR = 0.8988 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5258 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5812 AUD
1 EUR = 127.8700 JPY
1 EUR = 4.4314 BRL
1 EUR = 76.0392 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8326 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8799 EUR
1 USD = 0.7909 GBP
1 USD = 1.3427 CAD
1 USD = 1.3913 AUD
1 USD = 112.5200 JPY
1 USD = 3.8996 BRL
1 USD = 66.9144 RUB
1 USD = 6.8927 CNY

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December 19, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 208.50-210.50 down0.48%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 202.00-204.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 412.00-414.00 down0.30%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 404.00-406.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 197.00-199.00up1.02%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 197.50-199.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 182.00-184.00 down0.54%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 397.00-399.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 378.00-380.00 down0.32%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,564.00-1,566.00 down1.26%
Malting Barley (West) 1,564.00-1,566.00 down1.26%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,344.00-1,346.00 down0.74%
Malting Barley (West) 1,344.00-1,346.00 down0.74%
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Malt news EU: Malt exports in July-November drop by 11% versus last year ...Click here
Malt news Belgium & USA & Australia: Boortmalt said to acquire Cargill Malt ...Click here

Brewery news USA: Number of breweries expected to surpass 8,000 in 2019 ...Click here
Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation struggling to make all its lagers available as shortage of foreign currency threatens glass package procurement ...Click here
Brewery news Uganda: Nile Breweries boosts production capacity to meet growing demand ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley crop estimated at up to 57 mln tonnes this year ...Click here
Barley news World: Grain supply and demand balance unchanged since last month ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news USA: Brewer’s Association removes ‘traditional’ from definition of craft beer ...Click here
Barley news Russia: Barley exports drop 12.7% in July-October 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news Turkey: Beer prices up almost fivefold in the last ten years ...Click here
Brewery news China: Tsingtao and Yanjing named official beers of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


One difficulty about the research of fruity and also nasty thiols in hops and beer is the challengeof analyzing these compounds. These German Researchers are developing suitable methods to do so. Thiols occur in concentrations below most other beer volatiles. These low concentrations and the reactivity of their sulfhydryl group make their analysis particularly challenging. In order to understand their actual contribution to beer flavor, suitable analytical tools are required. In addition to a proper analytical performance (sensitivity, selectivity, robustness, etc.) factors such as analysis time, manual handling, costs, and solvent consumption have to meet today's requirements. An equipment consisting of HS-SPME-GC-MS/MS is necessary for the analysis of volatile thiols in hops and beer. All assays involve headspace extraction and derivatization of thiols (headspace solid phase microextraction with on-fiber derivatization using pentafluorobenzyl bromide) with GC separation, as well as mass selective detection using MRM mode. If you have a lot of spare money, a lot of spare time, and huge motivation, help us to track down all thiols in the world of beer!


Rettberg, N.: Rapid and solventless analysis of thiols in brewing samples, M 016, oral presentation at the Brewing Summit, August 2018, San Diego

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These Days in Business History

17 December
1770 - Ludwig Von Beethoven, composer is born in Bonn, Germany
1895 - George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
1924 - 1st U.S. diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, New York
1964 - Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages

18 December
1796 - 1st U.S. newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
1844 - Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano is born (German economist)
1897 - Fernand J Collin is born, Belgian economist/banker
1973 - The Islamic Development Bank is founded
1991 - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1997 - HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium

19 December
1795 - 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
1989 - American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1997 - Masaru Ibuka co-founder Sony Corporation, dies at 89


February 2019:
08 - 10: Finest Spirits 2019 (Munich, Germany)
08 - 11: HoReCa 2019 (Athens, Greece)
15 - 16: Braukunst Live! 2019 (Munich, Germany)
16 - 19: Beer Attraction 2019 (Rimini, Italy)
19 - 21: Beviale Moscow 2019 (Moscow, Russia)
19 - 23: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2019 (Norwich, UK)
28 - 02 March: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2019:
05 - 07: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico)
11 - 13: 105th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2019 (Rust, Germany)
13 - 14: BeerX 2019 (Liverpool, UK)
13 - 16: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2019 (Blumenau, Brazil)
14 - 16: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2019 (Dublin, Ireland)
15 - 17: Barcelona Beer Festival 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
27 - 28: Craft Beer Italy 2019 (Milan, Italy)
27 - 29: 10th World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

April 2019:
08 - 11: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
26 - 28: Zythos Beer Festival 2019 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2019:
15 - 17: Craft Beer China 2019 (Shanghai, China)
21 - 24: Beer 2019 (Sochi, Russia)
21 - 26: Latvia Beer Fest 2019 (Riga, Latvia)
22 - 25: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Montreal, Canada)
23 - 25: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2019 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28 - 30: Brasil Brau 2019 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

June 2019:
02 - 06: The 37th Congress of the European Brewery Convention (Antwerp, Belgium)
03 - 04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2019 (Antwerp, Belgium)
09 - 11: Brewing Conference 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
25 - 26: BevExpo 2019 (Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, United Kingdom)

July 2019:
09 - 11: Fdt Africa 2019 (Midrand, South Africa)

August 2019:
02 - 04: The 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
06 - 10: The Great British Beer Festival 2019 (London, UK)
07 - 10: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - PROPACK 2019 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
09 - 10: Beervana 2019 (Wellington, New Zealand)

September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

October 2019:
03 - 05: The Great American Beer Festival 2019 (Denver, USA)

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)
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MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsEU: Malt exports in July-November drop by 11% versus last year
EU malt exports (as per Taxud) from July 1 till November 25, 2018 amounted to 1.05 mln tonnes, down 11% from last year, H. ...More info on site

Malt newsBelgium & USA & Australia: Boortmalt said to acquire Cargill Malt
Boortmalt is said to acquire Cargill Malt, according to unconfirmed sources in the French agricultural grain trade, Inside.Beer reports.

As reported in September, Cargill, ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news USA: Number of breweries expected to surpass 8,000 in 2019
The number of breweries operating in the United States surpassed 7,000 this year, a new high mark, with about 1,000 more new breweries expected to open in 2019, according to the Brewers Association.

Small and independently owned breweries, or craft breweries, were making about 5 percent more beer at the middle of 2018 than the year before, when they produced 24.9 million barrels (about 772 million gallons) for the entire year, USA Today reported on December 18.

But beer consumption as a whole is expected to, excuse the pun, remain flat.

All U.S. breweries, including major players Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, produced 196.3 billion barrels in 2017, a decline of 1.2 percent, the association says. That's expected to fall another 1 percent once 2018's amount is tallied.

After years of double-digit sales increases, sales of craft beer continue to grow but at a slower pace. Still, the nation's regional breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs are expected to set another record sales mark in 2018, with about 7 to 8 percent growth, the association's chief economist Bart Watson estimates.

And craft beer continues to capture a larger portion of the overall $111 billion-plus U.S. beer industry, increasing its share to 23.4 percent in 2017, or $26.01 ...More info on site

Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation struggling to make all its lagers available as shortage of foreign currency threatens glass package procurement
Delta Corporation Limited, Zimbabwe's largest beverage marker, is making frantic efforts to ensure the availability of all its assortment of lager beers in the wake of the prevailing foreign currency shortages to import packaging material, Bulawayo24 News reported on December 16.

In an exclusive interview with Sunday News Business, after the commissioning of a $260 000 upgrade of a road junction that links its Fairbridge Chibuku Super plant with the Harare-Bulawayo Highway, Delta Corporation general manager — Lager Beer Business Dr Munyaradzi Nyandoro said unreliable foreign currency availability for the procurement of glass package was threatening production of its selected beer brands.

"We have one way glass. For some of our brands, which we put on what we call dumpies (disposable bottles), that's a huge import bill. We get that from South Africa. You know your Castle Lite and others, so that's a challenge because you know foreign currency is not easy to come by.

“We spend about $12 million a year, which is quite something. We have obviously been running credits with our suppliers but they will obviously need to be paid some time, so if we don't get support unfortunately it might mean that some brands might run out from time ...More info on site

Brewery newsUganda: Nile Breweries boosts production capacity to meet growing demand
Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of the Belgium based AB InBev, has boosted its production capacity to meet the growing beer demand, The Independent ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Brewer’s Association removes ‘traditional’ from definition of craft beer
The US Brewer’s Association has updated its definition of craft beer, removing the outdated requirement that the majority of beers be “traditional”, allowing brewers to innovate in new areas without sacrificing their ‘craft’ status, The Drinks Business reported on December 19.

Since the launch of the BA’s original craft brewer definition in 2006, the craft brewing industry has more than tripled in size and market share, with 7,000 breweries now operating in the US.

Previously, the organisation’s definition of craft covered those brewers deemed to be “small, independent and traditional”.

Small means that the brewer has an annual production of six million barrels of beer or less.

Independent means that “less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer”.

While the “small” and “independent” definitions remain unchanged, “traditional” has been replaced with “brewer”.

Previously, “traditional” related to “a brewer who has either an all malt flagship (the beer which represents the greatest volume among that brewers brands) or has at least 50% of its volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavour.”

That term has been replaced with “brewer”, which more simply ...More info on site

Brewery news Turkey: Beer prices up almost fivefold in the last ten years
Beer prices in Turkey rose almost fivefold in the last ten years, according to the data released by Veri Kaynağı (Data Source), a watchdog monitoring socio-economic developments in the country.

The average price of a bottle of beer was 2 Turkish liras in 2009, but it jumped to 10 Turkish liras at the end of 2018.

People who continue to consume alcoholic beverages are concerned with the rising prices, mainly caused by the increasing private consumption taxes in the country, according to Turkish news site T24.

Turkish authorities added an additional 15.5 percent special consumption tax to alcoholic beverages in July. Turkey's stiff alcohol taxes in recent years have led to catapulting prices for beer and the country’s famous anise-flavoured brandy called raki. Some consumers have begun to produce home-made alcoholic beverages due to high taxes.

Brewery news China: Tsingtao and Yanjing named official beers of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Tsingtao and Yanjing have been named the official beers of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Xinhua reported on December 17.

China's two leading beer companies are the first official partners that Beijing 2022 has signed since it opened invitations for tier-two sponsors in August 2018.

Both Tsingtao and Yanjing were also official beer partners of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The two companies will share marketing rights for Beijing 2022 in a similar arrangement.

Beijing 2022 launched its marketing program in February 2017. The eight official tier-one partners to have been signed are Bank of China, Air China, Yili Group (dairy products), ANTA (sports apparel), China Unicom (telecommunication services), Shougang Group (urban regeneration services), CNPC (oil & gas), and Sinopec Group (oil & gas).

The Beijing 2022 organizing committee is expected to agree deals with more tier-two sponsors over the coming months.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley crop estimated at up to 57 mln tonnes this year
EU’s barley crop in 2018 is estimated at 56 – 57 mln tonnes, about 2.0 mln tonnes less than last year, H. M. Gauger ...More info on site

Barley newsWorld: Grain supply and demand balance unchanged since last month
World grain supply & demand balance has hardly changed since last month, H. M. Gauger GmbH said in their latest report published earlier in ...More info on site

Barley news Russia: Barley exports drop 12.7% in July-October 2018
According to preliminary information of market participants, Russian exporters shipped abroad 2.2 mln tonnes of barley during the four months in MY 2018/19 (July-October), or 12.7% less than in the same period last year, UkrAgroConsult reported on December 17.

October barley exports totaled 500.9 thousand tonnes (excluding the Customs Union). This is up 4.9% from the previous month but 12.9% less than in October 2017/18.

Compared with a year ago, July-October 2018/19 witnessed a substantial decline in Russian barley supplies to markets such as Saudi Arabia (-8%), Iran (-32%), and Turkey (-54%).

At the same time, higher demand for Russian barley was seen from the European Union, which imported as much as 91.8 thousand tonnes in the reporting period against 30.7 thousand in July-October 2017/18. Shipments to Jordan were boosted as well: the country purchased 279.7 thousand tonnes of barley during these months, or 82% more than in July-October 2017/18 (153.3 thousand tonnes).

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