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on January 25, 2019
Base Currency: US Dollar
on January 25, 2019
      1 EUR = 1.1348 USD
1 EUR = 0.8693 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5149 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5972 AUD
1 EUR = 124.3900 JPY
1 EUR = 4.2750 BRL
1 EUR = 74.7809 RUB
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1 USD = 0.7660 GBP
1 USD = 1.3350 CAD
1 USD = 1.4073 AUD
1 USD = 109.6100 JPY
1 USD = 3.7673 BRL
1 USD = 65.8991 RUB
1 USD = 6.7864 CNY

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January 25, 2019
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 199.50-201.50 down0.99%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 194.00-196.00 down1.02%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 401.00-403.00 down0.61%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 394.50-396.50 down0.62%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 191.00-193.00down0.52%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 193.50-195.50 down0.51%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 182.00-184.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 392.00-394.00 down0.31%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 378.00-380.00 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 225.50-227.50 up0.41%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,594.00-1,596.00 down0.62%
Malting Barley (West) 1,594.00-1,596.00 down0.62%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,344.00-1,346.00 down1.47%
Malting Barley (West) 1,344.00-1,346.00 down1.47%
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Top Industry News

Malt news Ethiopia: Assela Malt Factory to triple malt output ...Click here

Brewery news Japan: Orion Breweries agrees to change ownership ...Click here
Brewery news UK & Japan: Asahi Group buying British beer business of Fuller, Smith & Turner ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Local brewers complaining of tax disadvantages compared to foreign distributors ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Malting barley prices expected to begin at minimum C$5 per bushel this year ...Click here
Barley news World: Barley markets quite quiet in Europe and Australia, getting very busy in Argentina ...Click here

Whisky news USA: Irish whiskey sales hold strong despite decline in alcohol consumption ...Click here

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Malt news USA: Attis Industries acquires Sunoco’s New York malting facility ...Click here
Brewery news Tunisia: Tunisian Beverage Manufacturing Company reports record beer sales in 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Alcohol consumption frequency unchanged in 2018, survey shows ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

24 January
1902 - Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1935 - 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
1984 - Apple Computer Inc unveil its Macintosh personal computer

25 January
1853 - Basic financial disclosure becomes mandatory for all companies seeking to list their stock for trading on the New York Stock & Exchange Board
1919 - Founding of League of Nations
1959 - First transcontinental commercial jet flight (LA to NY for $301)

26 January
1871 - US income tax repealed
1886 - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1921 - Akio Morita, the co-founder of Sony Corp., is born in Nagoya, Japan

27 January
1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1888 - National Geographic Society organizes
1926 - 1st public demonstration of television by John L Baird, London
2006 - Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services


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)

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)
10 - 12: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)
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)
30 - 01 June: Expo Wine + Beer 2019 (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

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:
03 - 04: Craft Drinks India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)
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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Malt newsEthiopia: Assela Malt Factory to triple malt output
Assela Malt Factory, the state company recently sold to Ethiopian farmers, is set to triple its malt production to one million quintals per year, ...More info on site

Malt news USA: Attis Industries acquires Sunoco’s New York malting facility
Attis Industries Inc., a diversified innovation and technology holding company announced on January 22 that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Sunoco LP (“Sunoco”) to acquire and operate its corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, NY, the Owego County Today reported.

The plant will become the essential element of Attis’ expanding technology portfolio as it develops the site into the most comprehensive Green Tech campus for renewable fuels in the country.

Total consideration for the divestiture is $20 million in cash.

The transaction is subject to regulatory clearances and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.

Attis expects to finance the transaction with non-dilutive secured debt financing.

Included within the acquisition is the 1886 Malt House which is a direct beneficiary of incentives designed to promote the local farm to brewery industry.

In 2013, New York created a farm brewery law to provide licenses only to those farmers whose beer is made primarily from locally grown farm products.

Under this program, the Malt House will receive some tax-exempt status and contribute to the $4 billion per year craft brewery business in the state of New York.

“The state of New York has continually demonstrated ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsJapan: Orion Breweries agrees to change ownership
Nomura Holding Inc. said on January 23 its merchant banking unit and U.S. investment fund Carlyle Group will jointly purchase Okinawa-based brewer and resort ...More info on site

Brewery newsUK & Japan: Asahi Group buying British beer business of Fuller, Smith & Turner
Japanese brewer Asahi Group is buying the British beer business of Fuller, Smith & Turner, seizing the opportunity to further its overseas reach as ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Local brewers complaining of tax disadvantages compared to foreign distributors
Sets of four to six imported beers sold at 10,000 won ($8.85) are one of the hottest deals at local convenience stores in South Korea, the Korea JoongAng Daily reported on January 25.

Their popularity is driving the rapid growth of imported beer in Korea.

However, Korean beer companies are complaining that they face a tax disadvantage compared to foreign distributors.

The controversy started when the Korea Customs Service started investigating whether Heineken misreported its production costs to escape taxes.

Korean beer companies claim that the reason for the boom of foreign beers is because of the unfair tax system. They advocate a per-unit tax where the tax is imposed not on the price of the drink but at the volume of the drink and percentage of alcohol in it.

Currently, a liquor tax, education tax and value-added tax are imposed on beer produced in Korea.

If the factory price of a beer is 1,000 won, the liquor tax is 720 won, education tax is 216 won and added-value tax is 194 won, leading to a total price of 2,130 won. For imported beer, the beer is taxed at a similar rate as Korean beer, plus possible tariffs, but it is based on ...More info on site

Brewery news Tunisia: Tunisian Beverage Manufacturing Company reports record beer sales in 2018
2018 was a good year for the Tunisian Beverage Manufacturing Company (SFBT). The first brewer in Tunisia managed to achieve record sales of beer, the African Manager reported on January 24.

As of December 31, 2018, the total turnover of the SFBT reached 650 million dinars against 571 million a year earlier, up 13.8%.

This performance is mainly attributed to the 21% increase in the turnover of local beer, which went from 360.7 to 436.6 million dinars between December 2017 and December 2018 (+76 million dinars), generated by the sale of 184.4 million litres of beer.

Sales of soft drinks rose by 5.6% to 150 million dinars at the end of December.

On the production side, the company produced 1,453,462 hl in soft drinks in 2018, while beer production increased by 9.7% to 1,886,083 hl.

In addition, investments over the reporting period amounted to 52.3 million dinars (+ 36%) and consisted mainly of new extensions in the company’s factories and the purchase of equipment.

As for the debt, it stood 125 million dinars on December 31 last against a balance of 109.8 million at the end of December 2017.

Brewery news South Korea: Alcohol consumption frequency unchanged in 2018, survey shows
According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., the average frequency of drinking for mainstream consumers was 8.8 days a month in 2018, which was the same as the previous year, The Korea Bizwire reported on January 21.

The survey was conducted with the participation of 2,000 men and women between the ages of 19 and 59.

While the frequency of drinking was same as that of the previous year, the amount of alcohol consumed has steadily decreased.

Among respondents, 30.5 percent answered that they drink 1 to 4 days a month, 29.7 percent answered 5 to 8 days, and 26.7 percent answered 9 to 16 days, while 13.2 percent drank more than 17 days a month.

Consumption wise, respondents drank an average of 6.3 glasses per drinking session, compared to 6.9 glasses last year.

The average consumption of alcohol at a time is steadily decreasing, as it was 8.3 glasses in 2014, 8.2 glasses in 2015, 7.9 glasses in 2016 and 6.9 glasses in 2017.

The survey further analyzed the preferred drinks of respondents. Beer was consumed the most frequently at 40 percent, followed by soju at 31.3 percent, traditional liquor ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: Malting barley prices expected to begin at minimum C$5 per bushel this year
We have entered the time of year when the farm shows are in progress. The Crop Production Show in Saskatoon just finished and the Brandon Ag Days will begin this week. Traditionally this is when the maltsters and grain companies reveal pricing ideas for their malt barley programs, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) reported on January 23.

Farmers anticipate malt barley prices to begin at a minimum of C$5/bushel (bu) and higher. There was not much in the manner of published prices from the Saskatoon Show, however C$5/bu was indicated for Sept/Oct. by some exporters and one maltster began its new crop program at C$5.25/bu.

To recap, the barley market has generally been good to barley farmers this past crop year. Malt barley prices have ranged from a low of C$230/tonne (C$5/bu) to a current price of C$268/tonne (C$5.85/bu) for June/July delivery. The feed barley market has also traded at attractive price levels throughout the year and it is presently trading at C$255/tonne in Lethbridge. The new crop bid is C$220 (C$4.75/bu) for Sept/Oct delivery. The situation for the feed, malt and export market will bring the barley carryover close to 1 million tonnes or less, which reflects the ...More info on site

Barley newsWorld: Barley markets quite quiet in Europe and Australia, getting very busy in Argentina
EU malting barley prices for crop 2018 continue to slide with lack of clear demand from the malting and brewing industry, GrainCom reported on ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news USA: Irish whiskey sales hold strong despite decline in alcohol consumption
Irish whiskey sales in the U.S. have held strong despite a decline in alcohol consumption, new data reveals.

Preliminary figures from International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), show that Irish whiskey sales rose 13.5 percent to 4.65 million cases last year, the IrishCentral reported.

Irish whiskey, which comprises six percent of the total US whiskey market, was the second fastest growing brown spirit after Japanese whiskey, which saw a 23.1 percent increase in 2018. Japanese whiskey represents 0.1 percent of the market.

Overall whiskey sales were up 4.1 percent but were outdone by other spirits such as tequila (up 8.5 percent) and mescal (up 32.4 percent).

Although Irish whiskey continues to record double-digit growth in the U.S., there is a concern that the rise in sales is slowing, The Irish Times reports. In 2015, growth in Irish whiskey sales hit 19 percent, when more than 3 million cases were sold.

For the third year in a row, alcohol consumption in the U.S. has continued to decline, with figures showing that total consumption dropped 0.8 percent to 3.345 billion cases.

The Irish Times has reported that rival whiskey producers have banded together to access EU funding in hopes of carving out opportunities in China and Japan ...More info on site

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