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Currency rates
Equities of largest breweries
Market prices change trend
Top industry news
Brewery news
Malt news
Barley news
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Malting barley prices
Theoretical malt prices
Barley price evolution
Table of the week
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Change trend

11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2006
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €212.0-214.0     
6rw Barley €195.0-197.0     
2rs Malt €403.5-405.5     
6rw Malt €382.0-384.0     
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €169.0-171.0     
6rw Barley €151.0-153.0     
2rs Malt €337.5-339.5     
6rw Malt €314.5-316.5     

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: SABMiller best positioned in China... Click here

Canada: Brick Brewing reports reduced performance... Click here

Ukraine: Obolon’s beer production increased... Click here

Czech Republic: Purchase of IPB depended on beer agreement... Click here

Japan: Sapporo Holdings anticipates higher profits... Click here

UK: Returns for Maltsters and Growers to Improve as Market Balance is Restored... Click here

Denmark: Scandinavian barley production difficult to predict... Click here

World: The international barley market review... Click here

Czech Republic: Hop production down in 2006... Click here

More News
Japan: Sales growth for Asahi Breweries in November ... More Info

Brazil: AmBev was the market leader in November with 68.8% share ... More Info

Canada: Pro-monopoly farmers win Canada Wheat Board vote ... More Info

Romania: BRAU UNION Romania launched Ciuc Winter Beer during the holiday season ... More Info

Japan: Beer shipments post 1st rise in 3 months ... More Info

Russia: "Ochakovo" announces "Stolichnoe" beer’s relaunch ... More Info

Ukraine: Barley market waiting Government export decision ... More Info

India: CLSA picks up 0.74 pc stake in United Breweries ... More Info

Chile: CCU S.A. announces interim dividend ... More Info

Australia: ABB buys out Graintrust ... More Info

Nigeria: Nigerian Breweries launches Fayrouz new beverage brand ... More Info

Australia: ABB and Lion Nathan stocks slid ... More Info

South Korea: Big Rock Pub offers quality Canadian beer ... More Info

Australia: ABB Grain’s profit lifts to a record A$66.7m ... More Info

Australia: Mad Monk Micro Brewer oversubscribed in Christmas ASX listing ... More Info

Lithuania: Kalnapilis beer wins two silver medals at 2006 World Beer Championships ... More Info

Australia: Lion Nathan drops Independent Liquor bid ... More Info

Brewery News

2 China: SABMiller best positioned in China

SABMiller plc is “arguably the best positioned” European brewer in China thanks to its 49 percent stake in CR Snow, which has surged to ...
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2 Canada: Brick Brewing reports reduced performance

Brick Brewing Co. Limited released on December 13 its third quarter financial results for the quarter ended October 31, 2006.

"Our financial performance in the ...
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2 Ukraine: Obolon’s beer production increased

ZAO "Obolon" (Kiev) increased its beer production in November 2006 with 15,2% compared with November 2005, or with 0,8 million dl, and reached 6,1 ...
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2 Czech Republic: Purchase of IPB depended on beer agreement

On March 8, 1999, Randall Dillard, who was then executive manager of Nomura International’s Central and Eastern European banking group, sent a letter to ...
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0 Japan: Sapporo Holdings anticipates higher profits

Sapporo Holdings Ltd. up 3.3 percent to 726 yen after Merrill Lynch lifted its rating on Japan's third-biggest brewer to buy from neutral and set the target price of 900 yen, Reuters reported December 11.

Merrill Lynch analyst Ritsuko Tsunoda wrote in a note to clients on Friday the brokerage expects Sapporo's earnings to bottom out from the business year ending December 2007, with the medium-term business plan targeting lower fixed costs.

"We anticipate a robust 29 percent increase in (calendar 2007) operating profit, with contribution from the acquisition of Canada-based Sleeman and higher rental income from property development," she said.

The Sapporo Breweries Ltd. unit of Sapporo Holdings said in October it succeeded in its bid to buy up Canadian Sleeman Breweries Ltd., in a deal worth C$300 million ($265 million).

Malt News

2 UK: Returns for Maltsters and Growers to Improve as Market Balance is Restored

The past two years have been two of the most difficult ever encountered by British maltsters, according to MAGB Chairman’s statement from November 7th ...
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Barley News

2 Denmark: Scandinavian barley production difficult to predict

Weather continues to be mild after record high temps. September, October and November. Winter crops are progressing well but a sudden real winter could ...
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0 World: The international barley market review

Brewing accounts for about one-third of barley usage, World Commodity Profiles Via Thomson Dialog News Edge stated December 12.

Special varieties have been bred for malting, with a further distinction between types suitable for low-alcohol and high-alcohol beers. In some countries, farmers have contracts with maltsters to grow particular varieties. Whether or not malting barley is fit for the intended purpose depends much on the weather: high protein content seriously impairs malting quality. Grain that fails to meet malting standards is sold for feed, as are the by-products of the brewing industry. While the brewing industry is still chiefly based in industrialised countries, it is growing fast in East Asia notably China and in Latin America. Barley remains a staple food in some rural areas in East Asia and North Africa and there is a niche health food market in North America and Europe. Ethanol production represents a new use for barley, so far limited to the EU.

Regional consumption trends

World usage of barley was declining until the late 1990s, when growing feed demand, especially in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), brought a limited recovery. Consumption now averages about 145m tonnes/year (t/y). Some 100m tonnes are used for animal feed, representing ...
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Hops News

2 Czech Republic: Hop production down in 2006

Czech hop growers produced 5453,4 t of hops in 2006, according to Hop Growers Union of the Czech Republic, December 14.

The average yield for ...
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Malting barley prices. French barley prices.
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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 2007 are available on site www.e-malt.com/MarketPrices

Table of the week

Europe Barley Crop Estimate 2005 and Forecast 2006

Graph of the week
World Leading Beer Markets 2005

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1901 Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland
1930 Bank of the United States opens in New York NY
1967 SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary
1985 Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)

December 12
1791 Bank of the US opens
1800 Washington DC established as capital of US
1858 1st Canadian coins circulated (1¢, 5¢, 10¢ & 20¢)
1878 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
1901 Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US
1991 Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community

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1734 England & Russia sign trade agreement
1789 1st loan to U.S. Government (from New York City banks)
1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1983 British Airways incorporates
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