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1 EUR = 1.2602 USD
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February 27, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR119.0-123.0 1.63% EUR148.0-152.0 1.96%
6rw Barley EUR116.0-120.0 0.84% EUR132.0-136.0 2.90%
2rs Malt EUR337.5-341.5 0.88% EUR365.5-369.5 1.08%
6rw Malt EUR333.0-337.0 0.45% EUR345.0-349.0 1.42%
Feed Barley EUR101.0-105.0 1.94% 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

World: Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America expected to brighten up the situation with beer sales in the rest of the world ...Click here
Mexico: Modelo’s total beer sales grow 1.8% in Q4, 1.5% in full 2008 ...Click here
Belgium & South Korea: AB InBev decides against selling its OB subsidiary - sources ...Click here
Malaysia: Guinness Anchor Berhad brewery posts a 13% increase in revenue for Q2 ended December 2008 ...Click here
EU: Experts believe the reduction of malt sales this season will be modest ...Click here
World: ABARE makes forecasts for 2009 – 2010 barley production ...Click here
EU: Barley market decidedly bearish ...Click here
World: The first two months of 2009 see a very limited barley trade ...Click here
Czech Republic: Hops exports grow 1.8% in 2008 ...Click here

Belgium: Analysts forecast a drop in full-year profit for AB InBev ...More Info
India: Beer production increased 10.5% in 2008 - CMIE ...More Info
United States: Molson Coors added to a buy list as its February beer sales are forecast to be good ...More Info
Philippines: Asia Brewery chief financial officer says the nation’s beer industry cannot bear the proposed beer tax increase ...More Info
Russia & Kazakhstan: Baltika Breweries sales grow 18% in Kazakhstan ...More Info
United Kingdom: Pub closures make record 2000 since the beer tax increase in the 2008 Budget ...More Info
Sri Lanka: Lion Breweries December quarter profits suffer from increased finance costs ...More Info
United States: Modelo Especial beer now in 12 oz. can 18-pack ...More Info
Philippines: Traders predict San Miguel Brewery’s bond sale issue will be fully subscribed by investors ...More Info
India: Karnataka state government revises excise duty on beer, prices to increase ...More Info
Russia: SUN InBev gets a new head ...More Info
Mozambique: CDM brewery increases prices ...More Info
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Brewery News

World: Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America expected to brighten up the situation with beer sales in the rest of the world
World’s beer markets still feel the impact of high prices of the past for raw materials, packing and energy, a report stated earlier in ...More Info

Mexico: Modelo’s total beer sales grow 1.8% in Q4, 1.5% in full 2008
Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. and Subsidiaries, Mexico’s No. 1 brewer, released its fourth quarter 2008 financial results on February, 27.

During the fourth ...More Info

Belgium & South Korea: AB InBev decides against selling its OB subsidiary - sources
AB InBev has decided against selling its Oriental Brewery, express.be posted on March, 3.

According to sources, the bids for the brewer’s Korean subsidiary were ...More Info

Malaysia: Guinness Anchor Berhad brewery posts a 13% increase in revenue for Q2 ended December 2008
The Malaysian Guinness Anchor Berhad brewery (GAB) announced in February the unaudited results of its performance in the second quarter ended December 31, 2008.

The ...More Info

Malt News

EU: Experts believe the reduction of malt sales this season will be modest
There is certainly no uniform line of the effects of the economic crisis on the world’s malting industry, experts expressed their opinion this month.

Malt ...More Info

Barley News

World: ABARE makes forecasts for 2009 – 2010 barley production
World barley trade is forecast to decline in 2009-10, as supplies in the major exporting countries of the Ukraine and the Russian Federation contract, ...More Info

EU: Barley market decidedly bearish
IGC forecasts of EU barley exports are 4.8 mln tons for 2008/09 vs. 3.8 mln tons last year. Licence bookings to-date, however, are only ...More Info

World: The first two months of 2009 see a very limited barley trade
Barley trade in world markets was limited to a few sales to the Middle East in January – February this year, market sources reported ...More Info

Hops News

Czech Republic: Hops exports grow 1.8% in 2008
The Czech Republic exported 4,379 tonnes of domestic hops to 43 countries last year, up 1.8 percent against 2007's 4,298 tonnes, Zdenek Rosa of ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Beer with Reduced Ethanol Content Produced Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeasts Deficient in Various Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle Enzymes

Radoslav Selecky Daniela Smogrovicova and Pavol Sulo

J. Inst. Brew. 114(2), 97–101, 2008 A collection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains deficient in the tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes activities has been examined for the production of beer with reduced ethanol content. Strains deficient in fumarase and ?-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase encoded by the genes FUM1 (0.48%), KGD1 (0.42%) and KGD2 (0.48%) made non-alcoholic beers with an alcohol content lower than 0.5% (v/v). The rest of the yeast mutants also gave rise to low-alcoholic beers but with a slightly elevated ethanol concentration (mostly in the range of 0.57–0.84% and 1.64% for the lip5 mutant). Low ethanol content was compensated by the considerable increase of organic acids (citrate succinate, fumarate, and malate). In addition, some of the mutants released high levels of lactic acid (144 (fum1), 622 (kgd1) and 495 (kgd2) mg/L). Lactic acid protects beers against contamination and masks an unacceptable worty off-flavour. Key words: beer, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, tricarboxylic acid cycle. Load full article, 5 pages, 388 Kb, PDF file

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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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These Days in Business History
March 2
1809 The earliest known bank failure in the U.S. is reported when the Farmers Exchange Bank of Glocester, R.I., goes bust after issuing $800,000 in fraudulent loans against total capital of $45.
2000 Wall Street creates what may be the most worthless company of all time. 3Com Corp. spins off 23 million shares of Palm, Inc. on NASDAQ at an initial price of $38.
2000 Shares in MicroStrategy Inc., a hot software consulting firm, fall from $246.75 to $86.75 in a single day as chairman Michael Saylor announces that the company will have to slash its reported revenues and earnings for the past two years.

March 3
1885 American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1979 Meeting in Geneva, OPEC declares that its members will raise the price of crude oil 9% in a single leap, from $13.34 to $14.55, igniting another round of global inflation.
2000 On the same day, technology stocks set a record for industry representation in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, at 34.9%, and Cisco Systems, Inc. becomes the world’s most valuable corporation, with a total market value of $548 billion.

March 4
1902 American Automobile Association, AAA, founded in Chicago
1977 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico
1991 Bank of Credit and Commerce International divests itself of 1st American Bank