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29 Jan - 31 Jan 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €115.00-117.00
6rw Barley €103.00-105.00
2rs Malt €242.50-244.50
6rw Malt €227.50-229.50
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €118.50-120.50
6rw Barley €106.00-108.00
2rs Malt €245.00-247.00
6rw Malt €229.00-230.00

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Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
Czech Republic: Plzensky Prazdroj announces its sales volumes for the year 2005... Click here

Germany: German beer sales drop further... Click here

Australia: Coopers sales soar in heat wave... Click here

Russia: Russian beer production is increasing moderately... Click here

Brazil: Fitch upgrades foreign currency rating of AmBev to ‘investment grade’... Click here

UK: Caledonian Brewery has acquired the Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, Scotland... Click here

UK: Optic spring barley variety completes 10 years as recommended variety... Click here

Canada: New tool can help predict malt barley shelf life... Click here

USA: Hop growers marked 50-year partnership... Click here

More News
Thailand: Boonrawd Brewery aims for the number one position in 2006 ... More Info

USA: Bootie Beer Corporation enters into 10 million share private investment agreement ... More Info

India: United Breweries approves merger of MBDL & ABDL ... More Info

Canada: Weekly market outlook on feed barley ... More Info

Moldova: Leading beer producer in Moldova introduces new Vitanta Premium Extra beer ... More Info

South Korea: Domestic shipments of beer remained weak last year ... More Info

UK & South Africa: SABMiller completes brand agreement with Scottish & Newcastle ... More Info

India: Australian Foster’s plans expansion in India ... More Info

Japan: Asahi Brewery’s notice on the year-end dividend for the year ended December 2005 ... More Info

Costa Rica: Beer consumption on rise in 2005 ... More Info

USA: Pyramid Breweries moves production to Portland Brewing Co. facility ... More Info

Czech Republic: Plzensky Prazdroj to raise prices for 2 beers ... More Info

Latvia: Beer tax in Latvia up by 6.5% ... More Info

Kazakhstan: New brewery to be built in Almaty ... More Info

USA: Budweiser, Bud Light - exclusive beer sponsor of Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, United Center through 2016 ... More Info

Czech Republic & Russia: Staropramen tapped for EFFIE award in Russia ... More Info

UK: The regular meetings of the International Grains Council and Food Aid Committee were held in London on 16 and 17 January 2006 ... More Info

Russia: Vena brewery won an award for consistent innovation ... More Info

Canada: Crop management can make or break selection ... More Info

India: United Breweries’ sales grew for the quarter ending on 30 Sep 2005 ... More Info

USA: Chinese New Year with Asian beer ... More Info

India: SABMiller is ramping up capacity ... More Info

Thailand: Tawandang German Brewer searching for a site to build micro-brewery and restaurant ... More Info

China: China’s Tsingtao Beer celebrates the year of the Dog ... More Info

USA & Mexico: Corona Extra beer to buy big twin signs on Broadway ... More Info

Brewery News

0 Czech Republic: Plzensky Prazdroj announces its sales volumes for the year 2005

Plzensky Prazdroj, a.s., the major Czech brewer, achieved total beer sales of its brands at home and abroad of 10.2 million hectolitres in calendar year 2005, a year-on-year increase of 5 per cent, SABMiller announced on January 30.

The Company’s domestic beer sales were stable over the last two years, at the level of approx. 8 mil. hectolitres, in line with expectations and with the overall stability of the market.

Plzensky Prazdroj confirmed its leading position as the largest Czech beer exporter and producer abroad. Overall foreign sales of Plzensk? Prazdroj’s brands increased 29% to 2.2 mil. hectolitres, driven mainly by Pilsner Urquell and Velkopopovicky Kozel success in licensed markets.

Mike Short, Managing Director of Plzeňsk? Prazdroj, a.s., said: “2005 was a year of overall market stability, however negatively affected by poor weather during the summer season contributing to the strong competitive challenges of the Czech market.

Plzensky Prazdroj remained stable with regards to the domestic sales volume during 2005. The picture was enhanced, however, by a surge in international sales of our brands. This export growth was mainly in the countries that recently acceded to the EU, benefiting from the lifting of trade barriers that had existed previously ...
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2 Germany: German beer sales drop further

Germany's breweries again sold less beer last year as people continue to turn to low-alcohol alternatives, the government said on January 30. Beer ...
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2 Australia: Coopers sales soar in heat wave

Adelaide’s recent heat wave has had a beneficial impact on Coopers Brewery, which has recorded a significant boost in sales.

Coopers Chairman and Marketing Director, ...
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2 Russia: Russian beer production is increasing moderately

In 2005 Russian brewers produced 89.2 million hl of beer, an increase by 6.5% compared to 2004. In 2004 Russian beer output was of ...
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2 Brazil: Fitch upgrades foreign currency rating of AmBev to ‘investment grade’

Fitch Ratings announced on January 30 it has upgraded the senior unsecured foreign currency rating of Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (AmBev) to 'BBB-' ...
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0 UK: Caledonian Brewery has acquired the Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, Scotland

The Caldeonian Brewing Company (CBC) announced on January 30 it has acquired the Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, near Stirling, in Scotland.

Stephen Crawley, Managing Director of the award winning Caledonian Brewing Company, said, “The Harviestoun portfolio fits perfectly into our range. It includes the famous Bitter & Twisted, CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain in 2003. The success and growth achieved by founder Ken Brooker mirrors that of Caledonian. Caledonian’s own beers have grown rapidly. In particular Deuchars IPA, which was also a Champion Beer of Britain in 2002, has become a desired, special product in many parts of the UK.

“We will continue to brew Harviestoun’s beers with the pride that they have always demonstrated. Over the last two years, Caledonian has developed an excellent national sales and distribution network. We will make sure that lovers of quality beer will benefit from the increased availability of these superb Harviestoun products.

“We will keep the excellent Alva Brewery in full production and are delighted to retain the skilled workforce. Indeed, in due course we plan to expand at Alva.”

Ken Brooker, who produced Harviestoun’s first brew back in 1985, said, “I am delighted that Caledonian will be taking over the brewery. They ...
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Barley News

2 UK: Optic spring barley variety completes 10 years as recommended variety

Optic, Britain’s leading spring malting barley variety, is celebrating completing 10 years as a Recommended List variety this year, Farming Interactive UK commented on ...
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2 Canada: New tool can help predict malt barley shelf life

There's nothing worse than holding a bin of previously selected malt barley only to have it rejected prior to delivery because it's gone out ...
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Hops News

0 USA: Hop growers marked 50-year partnership

Northwest hop growers celebrated 50 years of collaboration beginning on January 25 with the theme "Golden Hop Celebration" and a look forward, discussing technology that will make the industry more efficient in the face of rising costs, Yakima Herald-Republic communicated on January 25.

About 150 growers attended the three-day golden anniversary affair at the Yakima Convention Center, said Steve George, administrator of the Hop Growers of Washington.

This year's convention is larger, he said, because hop growers from Washington, Oregon and Idaho met jointly, something they do every few years. Yakima is a logical meeting site because the Yakima Valley produces 75 % of the nation's hops, and is second only to Germany in worldwide production. Yakima is also the headquarters for the Hop Growers of Washington, the Hop Growers of America and the Washington Hop Commission.

On January 25 general session got under way at 9 a.m. in the south ballroom with a review of new technology, including a mechanical harvester called the "Perrault Harvester," an automated twining system, a growing system that utilizes lower trellises, and a hop vine-composting project. Thursday's meeting featured a report by the Washington State Department of Agriculture on a surface water monitoring project.

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Shares of the Main Participants on the Russian Beer market as of January 2006

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