E-Malt.com weekly newsletter
Week July 15-21 , 2002

1. Trading info.   2. Industry news.   3. Malt markets and prices.   4. Theoretical malt prices.   5. Malting barley prices.  

1. Trading info

Actually there is an OFFER for 5000 tons of barley on the trading portal www.e-malt.com

  • Offer for 5000 mtons of barley, Any 2RS, crop 2002, bulk in container, delivery second half of year 2002, at USD 135.00/mton, CIF Nava Sheva.( to see the barley offer, please view code BF1607O1424)

2. Industry news

The Radegast brewery of the Plzensky Prazdroj brewing group, the SABMiller ownership, has noticed a rise of 11% in beer sales up to over 1 million hl in the first half of 2002, if compared to the same period of previous year. In the first half of 2002 Radegast has also increased the exported beer volume by 57.5% year-on-year and has become the second largest beer seller in Plzensky Prazdroj group as well as in the Czech Republic.

On July 16, 2002 the Chinese brewer Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co. revealed its plans about the purchasing of 38.4% in Guilin Liquan Co. for US$12.5 million for cash. Around 250,000 tons of beer per year is produced by Guilin Liquan Co. and it is mainly sold in southwestern cities Guilin, Nanning and Liuzhou. Beijing Yanjing has an 8% share in China's beer market, with over 85% of the Beijing market.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is providing an EUR8.5 million loan and EUR20 million revolving working capital facility to Malteurop Ukraine and Malteurop Eastern Ukraine, subsidiaries of the largest malt producer in the European Union, Malteurop SCA of France. Of the total, EUR13.7 million has been syndicated to Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO) and Credit Lyonnais......www.e-malt.com

The Property Ministry of Bashkortostan, Russia, declared that it is planning to sell a major stake in Shikhan brewery in the first half of August 2002......www.e-malt.com

Influenced by country's third place position in the soccer World Cup, Turkish beer production increased by 9.06% up to 292.6 million liters in the first five month of 2002......www.e-malt.com

In order to save on taxes Australian brewers are reducing the levels of alcohol in their beer, a report from Herald Sun revealed......www.e-malt.com

Now the malting barley inspection before trade is going to be made by modern technology. This means that the machine is going to assess grain size, germination, nitrogen and moisture content of malting barley......www.e-malt.com

Brau Unions Austria noticed a 1% increase in beer sales between January and June 2002, totaling 2.3 million hl.....www.e-malt.com

During the soccer World Cup in June 2002 Danish brewer Carlsberg noticed an increase of total larger sales by 20% and a rise of 240% year on year for lager sales......www.e-malt.com

3. Malt markets and prices.

Brazil is reported to have purchased part or all of its 2003 plus some 2004 needs, prices paid in Europe were about EUR 270,- for 2rS malt and EUR 240,-/250,- for 6rW malt, FOB Antwerp, in bulk, cad.

Market mood in all grains, maybe specifically in malting barley and in malt is very bad, as a surplus is seen everywhere. One has to be careful, neither the barley crops in America and Australia look good, nor the overall grain crops in North America, Argentina, China and the Balkans.

4. Theoretical malt prices.

  EURO = USD 1.0119 July 17, 2002 
Crop year  2002 
Parity  FOB Antwerp 
Position  October 2002-September 2003  
Conditioning  Bulk   In bags  Bulk containers  In bags in containers 
Malting barley variety  EURO  USD  EURO  USD  EURO  USD  EURO  USD 
2RS  Prisma  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq 
2RS  Scarlett  278.00  281.50  293.50  297.00  290.50  294.00  299.50  303.50 
2RS  Aspen  277.00  280.50  292.50  296.00  289.50  292.50  298.50  302.00 
2RS  Optic  275.50  279.00  291.00  294.50  288.00  291.50  297.50  300.50 
2RS  Nevada  273.50  276.50  288.50  292.00  285.50  289.00  294.50  298.50 
2RS  Astoria  268.50  271.50  283.50  287.00  280.50  284.00  290.00  293.50 
2RS  Cork   nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq  nq 
2RS  Average price  274.50  277.50  290.00  293.50  287.00  290.50  296.00  299.50 
2RS  FAQ  266.00  269.00  281.50  284.50  278.50  281.50  287.50  291.00 
6RW  Esterel   256.00  259.00  271.50  274.50  268.50  271.50  277.50  281.00 

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

4. Malting barley prices, French barley prices

EURO = USD 1.0119 July 17, 2002 
 Crop year   2002 
 Parity   FOB Creil 
Position    July 2002 
Type   Variety  EURO  USD 
2RS  Prisma  nq  nq 
2RS  Scarlett  124.00  125.50 
2RS  Aspen  123.00  124.50 
2RS  Optic  122.00  123.50 
2RS  Nevada  120.00  121.50 
2RS  Astoria  116.00  117.50 
2RS  Cork   nq  nq 
6RW  Esterel   106.00  107.50 
6RW  Maeva  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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