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Change trend

April 23 - April 25, 2007
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €204.0-206.0 0.99%
6rw Barley €174.0-176.0 1.16%
2rs Malt €424.5-426.5 1.07%
6rw Malt €386.5-388.5 1.17%
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €179.0-181.0 3.55%
6rw Barley €157.0-159.0 4.64%
2rs Malt €373.0-375.0 2.61%
6rw Malt €345.0-347.0 3.13%

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Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
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Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
USA: New study shows beer industry contributes $190 billion annually to U.S. economy... Click here

Belgium: Inbev aims India, Latin America, Russia and China as targets for future acquisitions... Click here

Chile: CCU to invest $120 mil in 2007 to increase production capacity... Click here

Germany: Cheap beer tradition under threat from biofuels... Click here

UK: Diageo and SABMiller held talks over Scottish & Newcastle break-up... Click here

EU: Maltsters are short of barley and brewers short of malt of the crop 2006... Click here

Canada: Maltsters want Ottawa to delay barley monopoly end... Click here

Australia: Barley growers to share AU$6 mil in first distribution... Click here

EU: The selection of malting barley will depend entirely on the growing and harvesting season... Click here

More News
USA: Anheuser-Busch Cos. reports improved sales and earnings for the first Quarter 2007 ... More Info

World: Price levels in world feed barley markets are dominated by the Black Sea ... More Info

USA: The rapid expansion of the ethanol industries in the U.S. have induced farmers to concentrate on corn crops ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch accused of 'illegal' alcohol labels ... More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle shares rise on report of possible takeover ... More Info

Uganda: Nile Breweries to Invest $15 mil in its plant ... More Info

Belgium: InBev declines comment on whether CEO present at Dutch beer cartel meetings ... More Info

Canada: Brick Brewing reports strong annual increases in beer volumes and revenues ... More Info

Luxembourg: The name “Champagne” can be used to sell beer ... More Info

Denmark: Carlsberg target price cut to 540 dkr, 'reduce' reiterated ... More Info

Ukraine: Agrarians have sown 4.2 mil ha of barley ... More Info

Belgium: InBev announced a 0.72 euro per share dividend ... More Info

Ukraine: Barley export has grown to 3.7 mil MT ... More Info

Turkey: Efes Beverage Group’s General Assembly to decide over dividend distribution proposal ... More Info

Japan: Toshoku Limited and Cargill Japan Limited announce merger ... More Info

Canada: Russell Breweries partners with popular restaurant chain ... More Info

Brewery News

0 USA: New study shows beer industry contributes $190 billion annually to U.S. economy

America’s beer industry, made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers, and retailers, directly and indirectly contributes nearly $190 billion annually to the U.S. economy according to a new economic impact study, Beer Institute announced April 23. The industry’s economic impact includes more than 1.7 million jobs—paying almost $55 billion in wages—as well as more than $36 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The study of 2006 data was commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA).

“This study shows that more than ever, America’s brewers play a pivotal role in promoting strong and robust economic growth throughout our country,” said August A. Busch IV, president and chief executive officer, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., and chairman of the Beer Institute. “Brewers in all 50 states have been supporting the economy in their communities for generations, creating jobs for their neighbors, tax revenue for public services, and promoting alcohol awareness responsibility initiatives for retailers, schools, and families.”

According to the study, the direct output of brewers, importers, beer distributors, and retailers into the American economy is almost $90 billion each year. The beer industry directly employs more than 900,000 Americans, paying them more than ...
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0 Belgium: Inbev aims India, Latin America, Russia and China as targets for future acquisitions

Inbev SA chief executive Carlos Brito said the brewer has India, Latin America, Russia and China on its radar screen for acquisition opportunities, according to AFX News Limited, April 24.

He mentioned Colombia and Mexico as specific targets within Latin America.

On general industry consolidation, Brito said the group continues to monitor opportunities to "increase or enhance" the group's current global operations or enter into new markets.

He commented however that 95 pct of the group's resources are geared towards managing current operations.

Brito said that the group continues its strategy to move from "biggest to best", with profitability one of the key criteria used by the Leuven-based brewer.

He said that while the group has new internal targets, it is not disclosing them publicly. The group reached its long-standing target of a 30 pct EBITDA margin one year ahead of schedule.

Inbev chairman Peter Harf said the group's discussions with ex-CEO John Brock over his golden handshake package were "ongoing". He added that no legal case had been filed at present.

Separately, CEO Brito said the group respects the European Commission's ruling last week on an illegal cartel in the Dutch beer market.

Inbev says that it has put in place measures to ensure its operations fully ...
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2 Chile: CCU to invest $120 mil in 2007 to increase production capacity

CCU, Chile's largest brewer, said it would invest $120 million in 2007 to increase production capacity to meet strong demand in Chile and Argentina, ...
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0 Germany: Cheap beer tradition under threat from biofuels

As barley is increasingly displaced in the country's fields by heavily subsidised crops used for biofuels, the price of beer will certainly rise, AFP reported April 22.

"Many brewers have no choice but to raise their prices. They decided not to pass on the three-percentage point rise in value-added tax that came into force in Germany on January 1, but in this case they have no alternative," said Kai Schuerholt, a spokesman for the German brewers' association.

The German arm of Belgian brewer InBev, which owns the Beck's and Franziskaner brands, confirmed it would be implementing "slight" price rises, while Germany's Radeberger said it was considering a similar move.

It is hard to overstate the importance of beer in Germany - it is drunk in vast quantities and the market is fiercely competitive and extremely price-sensitive.

A half-litre glass currently costs as little as three euros (four dollars) in a bar or restaurant, a price to leave drinkers in most other western European countries green with envy.

Average yearly consumption of beer in Germany last year was 111.6 litres per head, equivalent to every one of the country's 82 million people drinking a 0.31-litre glass every day, according to figures released on Friday.

But the ...
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2 UK: Diageo and SABMiller held talks over Scottish & Newcastle break-up

Diageo PLC and SABMiller PLC, two of the world's most powerful drinks companies, have held detailed talks about breaking up Scottish & Newcastle PLC, ...
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Malt News

2 EU: Maltsters are short of barley and brewers short of malt of the crop 2006

Maltsters are short of barley and brewers short of malt of the crop 2006. The industry needs to cover a 13 months demand from ...
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Barley News

0 Canada: Maltsters want Ottawa to delay barley monopoly end

Ottawa should wait until August 1, 2008, to put its new barley marketing regulations into effect to give maltsters time to fill or unwind existing contracts, Canada's two largest malting companies said, according to Reuters, April 23.

Maltsters have made significant sales based on contracts for barley supplies with the Canadian Wheat Board beyond August 1, 2007 -- the date Canada's agriculture minister has set for the agency to lose its sales monopoly, said Robert Meijer, spokesman for Prairie Malt Ltd., owned jointly by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Cargill Ltd.

"We can push (the date) back, or the wheat board and the government, I suspect, will be held fully accountable for the liability this is going to create in terms of costs," Meijer said.

Maltsters have told government officials, including Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl, that the liability would be in the "high tens of millions" of dollars, Meijer said.

Farmers' barley deliveries have already slowed because of market uncertainty about the August 1 change, and all players in the industry stand to be harmed, said Steven Gorst, president of privately held Canada Malting Co. Ltd., the country's largest maltster.

"Currently it does not seem the government has fully grasped the problems an abrupt change will ...
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2 Australia: Barley growers to share AU$6 mil in first distribution

Barley growers across Victoria will share in almost AU$6 million worth of first distribution payments from ABB Grain’s 2006/2007 pools, according to ABB’s media ...
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2 EU: The selection of malting barley will depend entirely on the growing and harvesting season

Most German estimates of the spring barley acreage are smaller than Coceral’s figure, on average 510 – 515,000 tons. Coceral’s forecast of the total ...
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* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

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1851 Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st demonstrated (New York City)
1910 International Exhibition opens in Brussels

April 24
1704 "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in U.S., forms
1888 Eastman Kodak Co. forms
1981 IBM-PC computer introduced
1990 West and East Germany agree to merge currency and economies on July 1st

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1905 World's largest diamond, Cullinan - 3106 carets, found in South Africa
1931 Pynchon & Co., one of the Wall Street's largest and most prestigious brokerage firms, goes bust, with $40 million in liabilities -- the biggest failure of a brokerage yet on record.
1955 Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
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InterFood St. Petersburg
15th Annual International Beer Festival, USA.
The International Hop Growers’ Convention (IHGC) Meetings, France.

May 2007:
European Grain & Oilseed Convention 2007, Brussels
31-st International Congress of the European Brewery Convention , Italy
Hofex - 2007, China
InterFood Azerbaijan 13th Azerbaijan International Food Industry and Agriculture Exhibition
InterFood Astana , Kazakhstan, 9th Astana International Exhibition for Food, Beverages, Technologies

June 2007:
Japan-Asia Beer Cup 2007, Tokyo
InterFood Mongolia
IGC Grains Conference 2007 London, England
Great Japan Beer Festival 2007 in Tokyo
Brasil Brau 2007
The International Hop Growers’ Convention(IHGC)
Practical Course on Malt and Malting Barley Canada
The 5th Canadian Barley Symposium & District Western Canada MBAA
Seattle International Beer Festival

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