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Equities of largest breweries
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Change trend

06 Feb - 08 Feb 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €114.00-116.00 0.94%
6rw Barley €102.00-104.00 0.96%
2rs Malt €242.00-244.00 0.61%
6rw Malt €226.50-228.50 0.66%
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €117.50-119.50 0.70%
6rw Barley €105.00-107.00 0.93%
2rs Malt €244.00-246.00 0.41%
6rw Malt €227.50-229.50 0.44%

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 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
China: China Resources Snow Breweries CR Snow acquired the first brewery in Fujian Province... Click here

Russia: Beer production to grow 5%-7% in 2006 - forecast... Click here

Mexico & USA: Grupo Modelo - the top seller among U.S. imports since 1997... Click here

Japan: Asahi Breweries and Sapporo Holdings upgraded by Standard & Poor's... Click here

Thailand: Brokers call for authorities to approve ThaiBev's entry on SET... Click here

EU: EU malt exporters fixed licences for shipments of 1.21 million tonnes... Click here

Russia: SUN Interbrew to construct malt-house in Siberia... Click here

UK: New malting barley varieties could gain market share quickly, according to experts... Click here

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USA: Gordon Biersch Brewery files for $50 million IPO ... More Info

EU: Malting barley markets are weaker, according to experts ... More Info

Canada: New government not rushing to end CWB’s monopoly on marketing western grain ... More Info

Russia: Vena Brewery started bottling Kronenbourg 1664 ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch introduces light dark-colored beer - Michelob Ultra Amber ... More Info

Australia: ABB Grains announced director resignation ... More Info

Russia & Ukraine: There will be winterkill of grains and oilseeds ... More Info

Australia: Lion Nathan plays down South Australian Brewing Company cuts ... More Info

Russia: Ochakovo would capitalize on its diversity ... More Info

New Zealand: DB Breweries' super-chilled tap version of Export Gold ... More Info

Russia: Baltika Breweries to export the beer to all European countries ... More Info

Colombia: SAB-Bavaria purchased about about150,000 tonnes of malting barley ... More Info

UK: “Scottish Courage” is changing its name into “Scottish & Newcastle UK” ... More Info

Germany: Radeberger Gruppe plans to increase its market share through acquistions ... More Info

Italy & UK: Shepherd Neame to quench Italian thirst for British beer ... More Info

UK: What UK Maltsters hope to purchase from the 2006 barley crop ... More Info

South Korea: Hite Brewery and Jinro Ltd. to jointly set up bottled water business ... More Info

World: Malting barley outlook from CWT ... More Info

India: Yuksom Breweries to consolidate its position in the beer market ... More Info

Ukraine: Winter barley suffers from winterkill ... More Info

Russia: Beer advertising during international broadcasting should be permitted ... More Info

USA: Shipyard Brewing, Sunday River and Boston Firefighters team up to benefit Burn Foundation ... More Info

USA: Coors Brewing Company kicks-off super bowl weekend with an XL Celebration ... More Info

UK: Greene King announced directors' shareholdings ... More Info

Zambia: Zambian Breweries to compensate Melissa Supermarket ... More Info

New Zealand: Lion Nathan seen No 1 competitor for New Zealand spirits group ... More Info

Indonesia: Kirin Brewery and Daesang to form seasoning venture in Jakarta ... More Info

Brewery News

2 China: China Resources Snow Breweries CR Snow acquired the first brewery in Fujian Province

China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (or “CR Snow”), a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited (or the “Company”) (HKEx: 0291) and a joint venture ...
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2 Russia: Beer production to grow 5%-7% in 2006 - forecast

Beer production will grow by 5%-7% in Russia in 2006, the same level as in 2005, Vyacheslav Mamontov, chairman of the executive committee of ...
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2 Mexico & USA: Grupo Modelo - the top seller among U.S. imports since 1997

The largest beer maker in Mexico and biggest beer importer into the United States should put Mexico's Grupo Modelo in an enviable position, Miami ...
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0 Japan: Asahi Breweries and Sapporo Holdings upgraded by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's said on January 6 it has upgraded its long-term ratings on Asahi Breweries Ltd. and Sapporo Holdings Ltd., citing improved profitability in their alcoholic beverage businesses and continuous debt shrinking efforts, Kyodo News posted on February 6.

The U.S. credit-rating agency also revised its rating outlook on Kirin Brewery Co. to stable from negative after its strong business performance in the first three quarters of fiscal 2005.

The agency raised its long-term corporate credit rating on Asahi to A-minus from BBB-plus, and that on Sapporo to BB from BB-minus. The outlooks on the new ratings are stable. It assigned an AA-minus as Kirin's long-term rating.

S&P noted the rating or outlook on Asahi could be further revised upward if the company is able to diversify its businesses into nonalcoholic beverages and strengthen its cash flow generation.

On Sapporo, the agency said the company's profitability and cash flow will be affected by the probable future introduction of a large tax hike on low-alcohol beverages since the company relies heavily on its "Draft One" low-alcohol beverage for its earnings.

But this could be offset by beefing up Sapporo's position in the premium beer market and reinforcing its cash flow from ...
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2 Thailand: Brokers call for authorities to approve ThaiBev's entry on SET

Local securities brokers and fund managers urged on Friday, February 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission to approve the application of Thai Beverages to ...
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Malt News

2 EU: EU malt exporters fixed licences for shipments of 1.21 million tonnes

EU malt exporters fixed licences for shipments of 1.210 million tonnes from July 1, 2005 until January 24, 2006, 118,000 tonnes less than a ...
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2 Russia: SUN Interbrew to construct malt-house in Siberia

SUN Interbrew is planning to construct a malt-house in Angarsk, South Siberian Russia, on the Angara River, AK&M Analytical Information Agency of Russia cited ...
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Barley News

2 UK: New malting barley varieties could gain market share quickly, according to experts

With over 80% of Scottish malting barley supplied by three ageing varieties – Chalice, Decanter and Optic, advances in breeding techniques mean new varieties ...
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Theoretical malt prices.
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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

Theoretical malt prices for crop 2006 are available on site www.e-malt.com/MarketPrices

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EU Malt Export Licence Fixations

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Japan Beer Sales, 2005

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August Schell Brewings' Annual Bock Fest...
Sarasota Rhythm & Brews
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China Drinktec - China International Exhibition on Beverage, Brewery and Wine Technology
Florida Brewers Guild Beer Festival. Beerfest 2006
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The 10th China International Exhibition on Beverage, Brewery and Wine Technology
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Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2006
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Hevelius International Beer Festival - Beverages and Gastronomy Devices Fair

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