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December 29, 2021
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2021
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 363.00-365.00 up0.55%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 340.00-342.00 up0.29%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 245.00-247.00down0.40%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 611.00-613.00 up0.40%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 582.50-584.50 up0.21%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2022
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 282.00-284.00 down0.70%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 267.00-269.00 down0.74%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 510.00-512.00 down0.48%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 491.50-493.50 down0.50%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2021
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 345.00-347.00 up0.12%
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Brewery news USA: More than 9,000 breweries now operating in the United States ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic: Head of mini brewers association believes boom of craft breweries is over ...Click here
Brewery news Bangladesh: Government mulling production of beer at state-owned distillery Carew & Co ...Click here
Brewery news India: NCLAT stays order imposing Rs752 crore penalty on United Breweries ...Click here

Barley news EU: Malting barley demand returns to Western Europe ...Click here
Barley news North America: Tightness in malting barley supply already proving evident ...Click here
Barley news Mercosur: Argentina’s exportable barley surplus could reach 3.9 mln tonnes ...Click here

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Brewery news Brazil: Ambev to build recycled bottles factory in Parana ...Click here
Whisky news India: United Spirits extends timeline for completing "strategic review" of its select popular brands by 3 months ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Exports of cereals up 21.1% this season ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

27 December
1825 - 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England
1928 - Portfolio manager Walter Morgan founds the nation's first 'balanced' mutual fund, the Industrial and Power Securities Co., which invests in both stocks and bonds
1945 - International Monetary Fund established - World Bank founded
2001 - China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States

28 December
1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum
1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere are born (1st commercial cinema)
1967 - After 175 years, the New York Stock Exchange finally admits its first woman member, Muriel Siebert of Muriel Siebert & Co
2000 - U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years

29 December
1862 - Bowling ball invented
1867 - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1997 - Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China


February 2022:
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11 - 14: HoReCa 2022 (Athens, Greece)
15 - 17: Brasil Brau 2022 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
20 - 23: Beer & Food Attraction 2022 (Rimini Expo Centre, Rimini, Italy)

March 2022:
09 - 12: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2022 (Blumenau, Brazil)
16 - 17: BeerX 2022 (Liverpool, UK)
29 - 31: Beviale Moscow 2022 (Moscow, Russia)

April 2022:
01 - 01: Zythos Beer Festival 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed) (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2022:
02 - 05: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2022 (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
05 - 05: World Beer Cup 2022 (USA)
11 - 13: Craft Beer China 2022 (Shanghai, China)
17 - 19: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2022 (Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
19 - 22: Mondial de la Biere 2022 (Montreal, Canada)
24 - 27: Beer 2022 (Sochi, Russia)
29 - 01 June: The Brewers of Europe Forum & 38th EBC Congress (Madrid, Spain)

June 2022:
07 - 08: IGC Grains Conference 2022 (London, UK)
07 - 08: Bevexpo 2022 (Manchester, UK)
10 - 11: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2022 (Tallinn, Estonia)
12 - 14: Bangkok Brewing Conference 2022 (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand)

August 2022:
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27 - 29: 3rd VLB Africa Brewing Conference (VLB Virtual Campus)

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Brewery news USA: More than 9,000 breweries now operating in the United States
Even after the setbacks of Covid-19, the United States reached a record number of breweries in 2021. According to the Brewers Association, there are now more than 9,000 operating beer producers in the U.S., VinePair reported.

Announced in the Brewers Association’s “Year in Beer” report, that number includes 710 new breweries opened across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, offsetting the 176 that closed their doors. In 2021, the craft beer industry provided 400,000 total jobs, with 140,000 being those directly working at breweries.

The Brewers Association, a nonprofit trade association that “promotes and protects American craft brewers,” cites that federal economic relief programs were key to the resurgence of the industry. Key acts that helped, and that the Brewers Association lobbied for, include the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA). These funds helped offset the costs and damages from not only the pandemic, but the supply chain crisis endured this year, the report says.

A source of industry insights and data analysis, the Brewers Association predicted in an optimistic statement that craft beer production will exceed the levels of 2019 (finally) and that on-premise taproom and brewery sales will increase in 2022.

Brewery news The Czech Republic: Head of mini brewers association believes boom of craft breweries is over
Over the past decade or so, the Czech Republic has seen something of an upsurge in small breweries. There are now about 500 mini-breweries across the country, with over 30 being established last year. However, the new head of the national mini brewers association says the trend has already reached its peak, the Radio Prague International reported on December 22.

While the Czech Republic’s mini breweries only account for over two percent of overall beer production, they have established a firm place on the market in recent years.

Many restaurants, which in the past only offered mass-produced brands, now offer a variety of craft beers on tap. There is also a growing number of specialised beer shops, where customers can sample a wide variety of special brews.

While microbreweries only produce up to 10,000 hectolitres of beer a year, they are essential in setting new trends on the market, says Michal Voldřich, head of the Bohemian-Moravian Association of Mini Brewers:

“Trends usually last for around five years, but they always leave a mark. One of the first trends were stronger, bottom-fermented beers. Top-fermented varieties, such as wheat beers, came into fashion around the year 2000.

“Another trend were flavoured beers, which gradually made their way ...More info on site

Brewery news Bangladesh: Government mulling production of beer at state-owned distillery Carew & Co
The government of Bangladesh has been mulling producing beer at the country's only state-owned distillery – Carew & Co (Bangladesh) Ltd – to meet the growing demand for alcohol in the country, the Dhaka Tribune reported on December 29.

Citing growing demand, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said a new unit would be installed at Darshana Sugar Mill in Chuadanga in order to double its production capacity.

Several highly placed sources at the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) said the aim of installing the second unit is producing beer, and some foreign companies have already shown their interest in this regard.

However, the officials refused to go on record as the beer production decision is still at the initial stage.

“Right now, we are not in a position to invest in a plant, but it can be established through a joint venture,” one of the sources said.

“The aim of the second unit is to produce beer because already Carew has a profitable liquor unit. One Bangladeshi Beer ‘Hunter’ is also selling goods in the domestic market,” he added.

In addition, BSFIC has already called for a tender to automate liquor production.

The product line of Carew’s alcohol currently ...More info on site

Brewery news India: NCLAT stays order imposing Rs752 crore penalty on United Breweries
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has stayed an order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) which imposed a penalty of Rs 751.83 crore on United Breweries Ltd (UBL), the company informed the stock exchanges on December 24.

NCLAT has put a stay on CCI's order upon a condition of pre-deposit of 10% of the penalty amount imposed on UBL.

The company said it will comply with the directions and the said 10% amount "will be deposited through a fixed deposit receipt within stipulated time as mentioned in the order."

The order has come as a relief for United Breweries, which had moved the NCLAT earlier this month challenging the order issued by the CCI on September 24.

The CCI had in September this year penalised Carlsberg India, UBL, All India Brewers' Association (AIBA) and 11 individuals after around four years of investigation for alleged cartelisation and anti-competitive practices.

CCI had passed the final order against UBL, Carlsberg India Pvt Ltd. (CIPL), and SABMiller India Ltd, now renamed as Anheuser Busch InBev India Ltd (AB InBev), among other firms.

The antitrust regulatory, in its 231-page order, had also ordered the companies, individuals, and association to "cease and desist" from anti-competitive practices ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Beverage companies experimenting in new categories in hunt for growth
Bud Light is adding cola and orange soda to its seltzer, Mountain Dew is moving into the alcohol aisles and Molson Coors has a whiskey brand, CNBC reported on December 28.

In the hunt for growth, beverage companies are experimenting in new categories, blurring the lines between beer, soft drinks and spirits to become powerhouses fighting for consumers’ so-called “share of throat.” But some alcohol companies worry about the potential implications of such a change on the three-tier system, which has kept that industry alive — and legal — for 88 years.

In 2020, total beverage alcohol consumption rose 2% — the biggest gain for the industry in nearly two decades, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. Beer was the only category to see declining volume, true to a yearslong trend. Consumers reached for hard seltzer cans or mixed their own cocktails while stuck at home during lockdowns and maintained those habits this year.

“There are premium dollars going into ready-to-drink canned products in a cooler, and there’s growth again,” said Barclays analyst Lauren Lieberman at Beverage Digest’s “Future Smarts” virtual conference in early December.

In response, drink companies are teaming up to benefit from each other’s expertise. For example, Beam Suntory and Boston ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Ambev to build recycled bottles factory in Parana
Brazilian brewer Ambev SA will build a new factory in the state of Parana to produce bottles made of recycled glass, the company announced on December 23, saying it expected to invest 870 million reais ($153.9 million) in the plant, the Financial Post reported.

Ambev, a subsidiary of Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev SA , said the deal was a bet on the development of so-called reverse logistics and the circular economy. The factory is expected to start operating in 2025.

According to Ambev, the announcement is in line with its goal of having 100% of its products in returnable or recycled packaging by 2025. The factory will produce bottles from glass shards collected by reverse logistics companies and cooperatives, the company said, adding that each bottle could be reused more than 20 times per year.

The new plant will be 100% supplied by renewable power, Ambev added.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Malting barley demand returns to Western Europe
Malting barley demand has returned to Western Europe with Denmark leading the way with exports to Germany and overseas (e.g. China, North Africa, Canada, ...More info on site

Barley newsNorth America: Tightness in malting barley supply already proving evident
There is no change to the forecast of North America’s barley crop and the subsoil moisture situation remains dry, RMI Analytics said in their ...More info on site

Barley newsMercosur: Argentina’s exportable barley surplus could reach 3.9 mln tonnes
Argentina’s barley production is forecast at 5.1 mln tonnes in 2021/22, with a exportable surplus of about 3.9 mln tonnes of malting and feed ...More info on site

Barley news Ukraine: Exports of cereals up 21.1% this season
Ukraine has exported 31.6 million tonnes of cereals so far in the 2021/22 season - which runs from July to June -, 21.1% more than on the same date of the previous season, data from the Ministry of Agriculture showed on December 29.

That figure includes 15.7 million tons of wheat, 5.2 million tons of barley and 10.3 million tons of corn, according to the data.

Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko said this month that the country harvested a record 84 million tonnes of clean weight grains this year, up from 65 million tonnes in 2020.

The ministry has said that 2021/22 grain exports could include 24.5 million tons of wheat, 30.9 million tons of corn and 5.2 million tons of barley.

Ukraine’s exports last season included 23.1 million tons of corn, 16.6 million tons of wheat and 4.2 million tons of barley.

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Whisky news India: United Spirits extends timeline for completing "strategic review" of its select popular brands by 3 months
Diageo-controlled United Spirits Ltd (USL) has extended the timeline for completing the "strategic review" of its select popular brands, by another three months till March 31, 2021, Zee Business reported on December 27.

The review of the selected popular brands, which consist of a portfolio of around 30 brands, will now be completed by March 31, 2022, informed USL in a regulatory filing.

"On February 23, 2021, we initiated a strategic review of selected popular brands. This strategic review is ongoing and is considering all options to deliver sustainable long-term profitable growth. The review is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022," USL said on December 27.

Earlier, on February 23, USL has said the strategic review is "expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year 2021".

This strategic review does not include the McDowell's or the director's special trademarks, USL had said earlier.

USL's popular portfolio comprises around 30 entry-level lower-priced brands, with an average consumer price less than Rs 400 for a 750 ml bottle and straddle whisky, rum, brandy, vodka and gin.

Under the strategic review, USL will therefore assess all options to continue this approach while taking into account the potential impacts of each.

Earlier, USL had licensed several ...More info on site

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