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on 25-February-2009

1 EUR = 1.2751 USD
1 EUR = 0.8796 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5925 CAD
1 EUR = 1.9769 AUD
1 EUR = 121.84 JPY
1 EUR = 3.0453 BRL
1 EUR = 45.9923 RUB
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on 25-February-2009

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1 USD = 0.6898 GBP
1 USD = 1.249 CAD
1 USD = 1.5503 AUD
1 USD = 95.5456 JPY
1 USD = 2.3883 BRL
1 USD = 36.0698 RUB
1 USD = 6.8485 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

February 25, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR121.0-125.0 1.60% EUR151.0-155.0 1.29%
6rw Barley EUR118.0-120.0 EUR138.0-142.0
2rs Malt EUR340.5-344.5 0.58% EUR369.5-373.5 0.54%
6rw Malt EUR335.5-337.5 EUR350.0-354.0 0.71%
Feed Barley EUR101.0-105.0 1.90% nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

Belgium & United States: AB InBev agrees to sell its Labatt business to KPS Capital Partners which aims at gaining more of the US beer market ...Click here
Austria: Austria becomes world’s second-largest beer consumer in 2008 ...Click here
United States: Craft beer sales volume up 5.8% in 2008 ...Click here
Romania: Romanian beer sales increase by 6.7% in 2008 ...Click here
Poland: Grupa Zywiec brewery increases sales revenue, share in 2008 ...Click here
Georgia & Turkey: Kazbegi brewery owner postpones merger with Efes Breweries ...Click here
Canada: CWB releases first Pool Return Outlook for the 2009/2010 crop year ...Click here

United Kingdom: Micro and local beers sector adds 10% in 2008 ...More Info
Mexico: Analysts expect Femsa to post a 40% drop in Q4 net profit ...More Info
CIS: Carlsberg extends cooperation with Grupo Modelo ...More Info
Philippines: San Miguel Brewery reprimanded for not disclosing the deal with Kirin to the Philippine Stock Exchange in due time ...More Info
United Kingdom: Coors Brewers to invest £20 mln to double its share of the beer market in Scotland ...More Info
Australia: WA malting barley farmers recommended to maintain production of varieties with established markets ...More Info
United Kingdom: Scottish & Newcastle reveals plans to ‘premiumise’ its beer brands ...More Info
Mexico: Grupo Modelo forecast to report a higher EBITDA for the last three months of 2008 ...More Info
Bolivia: Brewer CCB makes investments to break the monopoly of its main competitor ...More Info
Ukraine: Carlsberg plans to further increase capacity of one of its beer plants ...More Info
Romania: Heineken Romania CEO to step down ...More Info
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Brewery News

Belgium & United States: AB InBev agrees to sell its Labatt business to KPS Capital Partners which aims at gaining more of the US beer market
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, announced on February, 23 that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, ...More Info

Austria: Austria becomes world’s second-largest beer consumer in 2008
Austria’s total beer consumption amounted to more than 8.6 mln litres in 2008, up 2% over 2007, the Austrian Brewers Association reported on February, ...More Info

United States: Craft beer sales volume up 5.8% in 2008
Small independent craft brewers are gaining alcohol market share in the US due to a shift toward full flavour beer and increased support for ...More Info

Romania: Romanian beer sales increase by 6.7% in 2008
Sales of beer in Romania went up 6.7 percent in 2008 against 2007, up to 20.7 million hectolitres, Financiarul cited the National Statistics Institute ...More Info

Poland: Grupa Zywiec brewery increases sales revenue, share in 2008
The Polish Grupa Zywiec brewery saw its sales revenues grow to PLN 3.8 bln (€797 mln) in 2008, from PLN 3.5 bln (€734 mln) ...More Info

Georgia & Turkey: Kazbegi brewery owner postpones merger with Efes Breweries
Georgian beer magnate Gogi Topadze has rethought earlier plans to merge his Kazbegi brewery with Turkey's Efes Breweries International (EBI), The Georgian Business Week ...More Info

Barley News

Canada: CWB releases first Pool Return Outlook for the 2009/2010 crop year
The Canadian Wheat Board released on February, 23 its first Pool Return Outlook (PRO) for the 2009/2010 crop year.

The PRO for feed barley (Pool ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Thioredoxin in Barley: Could It Have a Role in Releasing Limit Dextrinase in Brewery Mashes?

Craig B. Heisner1 and Charles W. Bamforth

J. Inst. Brew. 114(2), 122–126, 2008 There is not a strong correlation between the amount of thioredoxin in barley and the total protein content of the grain. The level of detectable thioredoxin decreases during germination, whereas the amount of limit dextrinase increases, for the most part in a bound form. Under no circumstances could a release of limit dextrinase in an active form be demonstrated through the agency of the thioredoxin system. By contrast the thiol agent dithiothreitol, especially in the presence of calcium, did promote the activation of limit dextrinase. Of most pronounced effect, however, was the lowering of pH. Three-fold higher limit dextrinase activity was achieved when the pH was lowered to 4.0 Key words: Barley, limit dextrinase, pH, thioredoxin. Load full article, 5 pages, 562 Kb, PDF file

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Malting and Feed Barley Prices

Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 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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EU Barley Area, Yield, and Production 2009/2010f
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