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16 Feb - 17 Feb 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €114.00-116.00   
6rw Barley €102.00-104.00   
2rs Malt €242.00-244.00   
6rw Malt €226.50-228.50   
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €117.00-119.00   
6rw Barley €104.00-106.00   
2rs Malt €242.50-244.50   
6rw Malt €226.50-228.50   

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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
Russia: In 2005 Baltika Breweries sold a record volume of beer in the Russian history... Click here

USA: Imported beer is expected by USDA to amount to US$3.5 billion in 2006... Click here

Romania: Largest investment by URSUS Breweries - exceeds US$ 30 million... Click here

France: Brasseries Kronenbourg is planning restructuring... Click here

Japan: Three major Japanese brewers saw their group sales decline in 2005... Click here

Albania & Kosova: Birra Tirana won the tender for beer factory “Birra Peja”... Click here

EU: The latest statistics figures of malt production in major malting countries... Click here

EU: Spring barley plantings are forecast to be down in the main malting barley countries... Click here

More News
USA: Craft beer volume increased by 9 % for the second year ... More Info

China: Yao Ming might become beer trademark ... More Info

UK: Smoking ban to result in 'smoke-easy' investment for Kent Brewer's Pubs ... More Info

South Africa: Beer drinkers will pay 5% more for one can of beer ... More Info

Japan: Kirin Brewery is planning reorganization ... More Info

Canada: During the past decade, the annual value of imported beer has increased five-fold ... More Info

North America: Barley situation as of 30 Jan. 2006 ... More Info

Canada: Geoff Molson named as vice-president in charge of customer marketing and events for Quebec ... More Info

UK: Interim results of Diageo plc for the six months ended 31 December 2005 ... More Info

Japan: Sapporo Holdings 2005 net profit dropped 22 % on falling sales of beer, happoshu ... More Info

Russia: Baltika investment in development decreased by 43% in 2005 ... More Info

USA: Haxby replaces Lewis as central Montana barley yield standard ... More Info

Australia: New management appointments at ABB Grain ... More Info

Botswana: The law will reduce the number of hours that drinkers can enjoy a beer ... More Info

USA: Saint Arnold Brewing Company outpaces growth of national craft brewing segment ... More Info

New Zealand: John Richardson appointed as General Manager Brewing Operations DB Breweries ... More Info

Finland: Lager 4.1 Taytelainen Kevytolut granted gluten-free product certification ... More Info

Japan: Kirin Brewery expects 4.7 % growth in 2006 profit ... More Info

UK: Tiger Beer plans GBP 5 mln investment to up market share ... More Info

UK: Essex Pub voted ‘best in Britain for the second time ... More Info

Brewery News

0 Russia: In 2005 Baltika Breweries sold a record volume of beer in the Russian history

Baltika Breweries have summed up on February 15 its operations in 2005. Under the growing competition and active consolidation of the market not only did Baltika retain its leading position but also strengthened it considerably, having brewed almost one quarter of the Russian beer.

In 2005 Baltika Breweries market share amounted to 24,1% (in 2004 - 23%), sales volume in the reporting period grew by 13%. In total, 225,4 mln. decalitres of production were sold, including 224,4 mln. decalitres of beer - a record figure of annual sales in the history of the Russian brewing.

The Russian beer market increased by 6% in 2005, keeping its deceleration trend. Almost half of the market increase was contributed by Baltika Breweries, whose growth rate was two times above the market.

Increase of sales of the flagship brand of the company - “Baltika”, - was 11,5% in 2005 compared to 2004. Key sub-brands have displayed positive dynamics - sales of “Baltika #7 Export”, leader of premium segment, increased by 29%, “Baltika #5 Gold” - by 55%. “Baltika #3 Classical” retained positive dynamics and is still leading in the biggest, mainstream segment.

“Arsenalnoye”, second brand in ...
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2 USA: Imported beer is expected by USDA to amount to US$3.5 billion in 2006

Imported malt beer is expected by USDA to amount to US$3.5 billion in 2006 compared to November forecast of $3.3 billion. These new forecasts ...
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2 Romania: Largest investment by URSUS Breweries - exceeds US$ 30 million

URSUS Breweries, a subsidiary of SABMiller plc, announced on February 15 that it continues to invest in the expansion and modernisation of its Buzau ...
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0 France: Brasseries Kronenbourg is planning restructuring

Scottish & Newcastle plc announced on February 16 that its French subsidiary, Brasseries Kronenbourg, has begun consultation with its workforce over the proposed restructuring of its brewing business.

The project includes:
-- The proposed sale of Champigneulles brewery near Nancy;
-- Focus on premium brands and operations at Obernai brewery near Strasbourg

Scottish & Newcastle said: “An update on the consultation process will be provided in due course.”

Champigneulles has about 350 employees and capacity for 3.2 million hectolitres.

Obernai brewery employs around 650 and has the capacity to produce 6.5 million hectolitres, has one keg line, eight bottling lines, and two canning lines. It produces the French unit's premier brands, including Kronenbourg 1664, Fosters and Carlsberg.

S&N divided its beer business into four parts in May 2004. The UK business Scottish Courage, headed by John Dunsmore, remained unchanged, and three new international divisions – France, Asia and greater Europe and the US – were created.

Brasseries Kronenbourg is the leading brewer in France with a market share of around 40%. S&N acquired it after entering into a partnership with Danone in 2000. Under this arrangement, S&N took management control and Danone had a "put" option to sell its stake in the partnership to S&N ...
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0 Japan: Three major Japanese brewers saw their group sales decline in 2005

Three major Japanese brewers saw their group sales decline in 2005 as their happoshu low-malt beers lost popularity following the introduction of new beer-like beverages, according to their sales figures released by Friday, 17 February 2006, Kyodo News communicated.

Consolidated sales fell 1.4 percent from the previous year to 1.63 trillion yen at Kirin Brewery Co., 1.0 percent to 1.43 trillion yen at Asahi Breweries Ltd. and 8.3 percent to 453.67 billion yen at Sapporo Holdings Ltd.

The volume of happoshu sales plunged by more than 20 percent at the three brewers, affected by brisk sales of so-called "third-category" beer products.

Kirin and Asahi joined the third-category beer market last April after Sapporo created it. Kirin took the top share of the market as sales exceeded its target by 40 percent, while Asahi failed to achieve its sales target.

Kirin took advantage of its strong third-category beer sales and smooth drug division sales to boost group operating profit 2.1 percent to a record 111.71 billion yen.

But Asahi and Sapporo posted operating profit drops due to sluggish sales of regular beer and happoshu. ADV

The three brewers expect to increase both sales and profit in 2006. Kirin projects group net ...
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2 Albania & Kosova: Birra Tirana won the tender for beer factory “Birra Peja”

Companies from Albania and Kosova were very active during the last tender organized by the Kosova Trust Agency (KTA) for the sale of the ...
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Malt News

2 EU: The latest statistics figures of malt production in major malting countries

Germany: German malt production dropped from 2.028 million tonnes in 2003/04 to 1.940 million tonnes in 2004/05. In January/ October 2005 production was 1.68 ...
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Barley News

2 EU: Spring barley plantings are forecast to be down in the main malting barley countries

Spring barley plantings were foreseen by analysts to be down in all essential malting barley countries in 2006, but that did not take into ...
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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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Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2006 The 6th International Exhibition
FRUCHTWELT BODENSEE International Trade Fair for Fruit, Berries, Hops and Destillation
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Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2006
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