E-Malt.com weekly newsletter
Week May 13-19, 2002

1. Trading info.   2. Industry news.   3. Malt markets and prices.   4. Malting barley prices.  

1. Trading info

At this moment there are two DEMANDS for 3000 tons of barley and an OFFER for 1500 tons of malt on the trading portal www.e-malt.com

  • Offer for 1500 mtons of malt, Any 2RS(100%), crop 2001, in bulk, delivery May - July 2002, at EUR 289.00 /mton, FOB UK East Coast Port. (see please the malt offer with the code MF0905O1539)

  • Demand for 2000 mtons of barley, 2RS Prisma, crop 2002, in bulk, delivery first half of year 2003, at EUR 131.00 /mton, FOB Creil (see please the barley request with the code BR1005O1347 )

  • Demand for 1000 mtons of barley, 6RW Esterel, crop 2001, in bulk, delivery May 2002 to July 2002, at EUR 112.00/mton, FOB Creil ( see please the barley request with the code BR1005O1405 )

2. Industry news

Baltic Beverages Holding AB (BBH) initially invests approx. USD 50 million in the building of a new brewery in Kiev in Ukraine. From the start the brewery will have a capacity of 1.2 million hl beer and is expected to be running in 2004. Later on, investments to expand the capacity will be undertaken. The aim of the investment is to strengthen BBH's position in the capital area which has a strong purchasing power and at the same time to optimise distribution. Today, BBH has a market share of 20 per cent and two other breweries in Ukraine - Slavutich in the Eastern part and Lvivska Pivovarnija in the Western part of Ukraine.

Namibia Breweries Limited has registered a drop of more than 19% in its pre-tax profits. This loss is due in great part ,as Lionel Matthews, the Financial Director of Namibian brewery recognizes himself , to the marketing strategy and competitive force of its main rival- South African Breweries. Due to the same rivalry the earnings per Namibia Breweries ' share have also decreased by 31.8c from 61,3c to 29,5c at present. However , Lionel Matthews has declared that Namibia Breweries Limited prepares a plan of response to the SAB's aggressive marketing and pricing but mentioned that the brewery doesn't intend to engage in a price war.

Zlaty Bazant is the name of a new beer brand which was recently launched by Slovak Heineken Slovensko on the Czech beer market . Zlaty Bazant is an alcohol-free lager and will be put up for sale in bottles of 0.33 liters.

AmBev the first brewery in Brazil has decided to purchase a third from the stock of Quilmes , the Argentina's leading brewer controlling 70% of Argentinean beer market . This deal (of about US$600 million) will give AmBev the significant chance to strengthen considerably its position in Argentina and improve its standing in Latin America , the Brazilian brewer already having brewing operations in Venezuela, Paraguay and Uruguay. The AmBev' s move has already influenced ........[www.e-malt.com]

The South African Breweries' intent to purchase American Miller has engendered different kind of reactions in the world of beer. One of the most recent and different from those from the past could be observed yesterday in South Africa. The National Unemployed Workers' Union together with a group of workers that have been retrenched by SAB have protested against the brewer's plan to acquire the American giant Miller. They have vehemently criticized SAB that it has incessantly reduced the number .........[www.e-malt.com]

3. Malt markets and prices.

German   2rS any variety  2001   FOB  Antwerp  EUR   293.00  2002   offered 
U.K.  2rS any variety  2001   FOB  UK port   EUR  289.00  2002   offered 
Finnish  2rS any variety  2001   FOB   Baltic  EUR  295.00  2002   offered 

Theoretical malt prices for crop 2001 and 2002 are available on the site www.e-malt.com

4. Malting barley prices, French barley prices

EURO = USD 0.9117 May 14, 2002 
 Crop year   2001   2002 
 Parity   FOB Creil   FOB Creil 
 Position   July 2001   July 2002 
Type   Variety  EURO  USD  EURO  USD 
2RS  Prisma  nq  nq  132.00  120.50 
2RS  Scarlett  nq  nq  131.00  119.50 
2RS  Aspen  nq  nq  131.00  119.50 
2RS  Optic  nq  nq  129.00  118.00 
2RS  Nevada  nq  nq  128.00  117.00 
2RS  Astoria  nq  nq  128.00  117.00 
2RS  Cork   nq  nq  nq  nq 
6RW  Esterel   112.00  102.50  112.00  102.50 
6RW  Maeva  nq  nq  nq  nq 

nq - Not quoted
Prices for Danish and UK malting barley are available on the site www.e-malt.com

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