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14 Dec - 17 Dec, 2006
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €211.0-213.0   0.47
6rw Barley €193.0-195.0   1.02
2rs Malt €402.5-404.5   0.25
6rw Malt €379.5-381.5   0.65
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €166.0-168.0   1.77
6rw Barley €148.0-150.0   1.97
2rs Malt €334.0-336.0   1.03
6rw Malt €311.0-313.0   1.11

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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
China: Parent to put assets into China Chongqing Brewery... Click here

Russia: “Baltika”, “Vena”, “Yarpivo” and “Pikra” association almost complete... Click here

Japan & China: Kirin to pay $38 mil for 25 pct of China brewery... Click here

The Caribbean & Denmark: Royal Unibrew buys control of 3 Caribbean firms... Click here

Bulgaria: Bulgarian beer sales steady increasing year-on-year... Click here

Romania: Brau Union resumes growth... Click here

EU: Malteurop acquires Sachsenmalz of Germany and Baltic Malt of Poland... Click here

Argentina: Quilmes will invest USD120 mln next year... Click here

Canada: Barley production – 20% decrease estimated... Click here

Belarus: An opened buying tender for 40,000 tonnes of malting barley announced... Click here

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Russia: Beer market expected to grow 8-9pct in 2006 ... More Info

Australia: Coopers to export stout to Ireland ... More Info

UK & Japan: Asahi and Shepherd Neame sign new brewing and licensing agreement ... More Info

China: CR Snow announced acquisitions in Shanxi & Inner Mongolia ... More Info

Australia & New Zealand: Lion Nathan to sell Auckland brewery ... More Info

USA: New malting barley developed ... More Info

USA: USDA changes Ukraine's export forecasts for barley ... More Info

Belgium: InBev extends outsourcing agreement for its business and application services with LogicaCMG to Central and Eastern Europe ... More Info

UK: A large-scale brewery in the East Midlands produces its final pint ... More Info

USA: Granite City Food & Brewery opens a new restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin ... More Info

Namibia: Beer sold out in Xmas stampede ... More Info

Brewery News

2 China: Parent to put assets into China Chongqing Brewery

Chongqing Beer (Group) Co. plans to inject its entire brewery assets into its listed subsidiary Chongqing Brewery Co., the chairman of the state-owned parent ...
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2 Russia: “Baltika”, “Vena”, “Yarpivo” and “Pikra” association almost complete

There is one more step to do before the completion of the association between “Baltika”, “Vena”, “Yarpivo” and “Pikra”, Russian Beer Union announced on ...
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2 Japan & China: Kirin to pay $38 mil for 25 pct of China brewery

Japan's Kirin Brewery Co. said on Friday, December 15th, it would pay $38 million to take a 25 percent stake in China's Hangzhou Qiandaohu ...
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2 The Caribbean & Denmark: Royal Unibrew buys control of 3 Caribbean firms

Denmark's second-biggest brewer, Royal Unibrew, said it had bought controlling stakes in two brewers and a bottle recycling plant in the Caribbean to strengthen ...
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0 Bulgaria: Bulgarian beer sales steady increasing year-on-year

Sales of beer in Bulgaria since the beginning of 2006 have driven by 30.6% year-on-year basis, local brewers said, according to Novinite, December 14.

A total of 242,111 million hectoliters of beer has been consumed in Bulgaria for January-November 2006, data shows revealing a sustainable trend for more beer drinking this year.

However, with winter coming and temperatures dropping consumption has logically dropped by some 29%. Bulgarians still get accustomed to dark ale, preferred in Western countries during wintertime, the Union of Brewers explained.

Zagorka, Kamenitza and Carlsberg enjoyed the strongest upward record of sales for the reported period.

Less than a month before end-year, local brewers stay upbeat the annual increase in beer sales would reach some 10-12%.

2 Romania: Brau Union resumes growth

Edwin Botterman, chairman of Brau Union, the leader of the domestic beer market, says the company will brew more than 4.1 million hectolitres of ...
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Malt News

2 EU: Malteurop acquires Sachsenmalz of Germany and Baltic Malt of Poland

Group MALTEUROP announced on December 14th,2006 the take-over of the two malting companies, following the insolvency process of Friedrich Weissheimer Malzfabrik KG. By these ...
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2 Argentina: Quilmes will invest USD120 mln next year

Cerveceria y Malteria Quilmes, the country's biggest brewer, announced on December 13 a $150 million investment through 2007 for the construction of a plant ...
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Barley News

0 Canada: Barley production – 20% decrease estimated

For 2006-07, the production of barley in Canada is estimated to decrease by 20%, due to lower area and yields, resulting in a 16% decrease in supply, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada published on December 13.

Exports are forecast to fall by 23%, as higher malting barley exports only partly offset lower feed barley exports. Despite lower exports and domestic use, carry-out stocks are forecast to fall sharply.

The average off-Board feed barley price is projected to rise by C$35/t. The CWB PRO for No. 1 CW feed barley is C$177/t for Pool A and C$175/t for Pool B, up C$47/t and C$44/t, respectively, from 2005-06. The PRO for SS2R malting barley is C$203/t vs. C$171/t for 2005-06, due to lower exportable supplies from major competitors and strong import demand from China and the US.

0 Belarus: An opened buying tender for 40,000 tonnes of malting barley announced

Trading House "Belgospischeprom" set an opened buying tender for 40,000 tonnes of malting barley of the first class which meets the requirements of GOST 5060-86, informed tender department of TH.

Deadline of the tender is December, 29, 2006.

It should be mentioned that because of problems with barley quality of this year harvest organizations of the Republic could not make Government order concerning malting barley. Only 52,000 tonnes were prepared from 150,000 tonnes.

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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

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World Leading Beer Markets 2005

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1960 Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
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1832 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer is born (built Eiffel Tour in Paris).
1854 1st street-cleaning machine in U.S. 1st used in Philadelphia
1877 Thomas Edison patents phonograph
1886 For the first time, total daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 1 million shares.

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1905 "Variety", covering all phases of show business, 1st published
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