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18 Dec - 20 Dec, 2006
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €210.0-212.0   0.47
6rw Barley €188.0-190.0   2.58
2rs Malt €401.0-403.0   0.37
6rw Malt €373.5-375.5   1.58
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €162.0-164.0   2.40
6rw Barley €147.0-149.0   0.67
2rs Malt €329.0-331.0   1.49
6rw Malt €309.5-311.5   0.48

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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
Tunisia & Netherlands: Heineken announces new joint venture and brewery in Tunisia... Click here

Czech Republic: Czech beer output seen up at 19.8 million hectolitres in 2006... Click here

Russia: Baltika to build a 65 mln EURO plant in West Siberia... Click here

World: China is No 1 beer drinker for the third straight year... Click here

Japan: Kirin aims for over Y150 bln operational profit in 2009... Click here

USA & China: Craft Beer to be Exported to Mainland China... Click here

Australia: ABB’s current season barley pool estimates rise... Click here

Canada: Initial payments for 2006-07 crop year increased... Click here

USA: 2006 hop production increased... Click here

More News
Czech Republic: Worldwide sales of Staropramen beer to exceed two million hectolitres ... More Info

Russia: “Baltika” announces its investment planning in Voronezh region for 2007 ... More Info

Australia: ABB closes 2006/07 east coast barley pool ... More Info

USA: Pittsburgh Brewing's creditors object to investor’s plan ... More Info

Canada: CWB announces final payments for 2005-06 crop year ... More Info

USA: Granite City Food & Brewery initiated with "buy" ... More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle to raise beer prices next year ... More Info

Australia: Two GRDC-supported projects strengthen barley's future in Western Australia ... More Info

USA: A-B pays $99M to Stokes, Busch III on retirement ... More Info

Russia: “Baltika” to produce “Yarpivo” in Khabarovsk ... More Info

Canada: Russell Breweries Inc. appoints Advisory Board ... More Info

Canada: Frank D'Angelo officially announces bid for Pittsburgh Penguins ... More Info

Brewery News

2 Tunisia & Netherlands: Heineken announces new joint venture and brewery in Tunisia

Amsterdam, 19 December 2006 - Heineken N.V. announced the acquisition of 49.99% of the shares in the Tunisian company, Société de Production et de ...
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2 Czech Republic: Czech beer output seen up at 19.8 million hectolitres in 2006

Czech beer output should grow roughly by 4 percent year-on-year to 19.8 million hectolitres this year, Czech Beer and Malt Association head Jan Vesely ...
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2 Russia: Baltika to build a 65 mln EURO plant in West Siberia

Baltika, Russia's leading brewery, said on December 19th it is to begin construction of a 65 million EUR brewing plant in the West Siberian ...
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0 World: China is No 1 beer drinker for the third straight year

China was the world's No 1 beer-drinking nation in 2005 for the third straight year, 19.5% of worldwide consumption. The Chinese drank around 5.2% more beer in 2005 than in 2004. They consumed a combined 30.49 million kilolitres, according to Kirin Brewery’s recent statement.

The Japanese beer producer attributed China's increase in consumption to the country's economic expansion spreading inland and boosting beer consumption there.

The United States took second place, followed by Germany, Brazil and Russia. Beer drinkers in Brazil and Russia, where health-conscious consumers are turning to more low-alcohol products, drank more beer in 2005 than in 2004.

Japan retained sixth place at 6.34 million kilolitres, down 3.1 percent.

Worldwide beer consumption rose 2.8 per cent in 2005 to 155.96 million kilolitres, marking the 20th consecutive year-on-year gain. The amount would fill the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium 126 times over, the brewer said.

2 Japan: Kirin aims for over Y150 bln operational profit in 2009

Japan's Kirin Brewery Co. said on Tuesday it aims for an operating profit of more than 150 billion yen ($1.27 billion) in 2009, up ...
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0 USA & China: Craft Beer to be Exported to Mainland China

The Brewers Association Export Development Program in partnership with American Craft Beer Partners (Pittsburgh, Penn.) announced on December 18, the first, to their knowledge, mixed container shipment of American craft beers to mainland China.

An assortment of award winning American craft beers from Rogue Ales Brewery (OR), Brooklyn Brewery (NY) and North Coast Brewing Co. (CA) beers are being shipped on a container from Seattle in mid-December to Shanghai, China.

This shipment is a culmination of a three-year effort consisting of market research into opportunities for US craft beer in China and reverse trade missions to the US by leading Chinese beer distributors. Funds for this work came in large part from the United States Department of Agriculture's Emerging Markets Program.

The beer will be available in early January at high-end bars and restaurants in Shanghai at a range of 35 RMB ($4.50) to 55 RMB ($7.00) per bottle.

American Craft Beer Partners is working on agreements with on and off-premise accounts to order larger volumes if sales targets for the first shipment are met and distribution goes as planned American Craft Beer Partners looks forward to exporting additional containers to China soon.

Barley News

2 Australia: ABB’s current season barley pool estimates rise

ABB Grain Ltd has reviewed its gross barley pool indicators for 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 and has increased by A$8/tonne its estimate for current season ...
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2 Canada: Initial payments for 2006-07 crop year increased

The CWB announced that 2006-07 initial payments for feed and designated barley will increase effective December 21, 2006.

The increase in initial payments for feed ...
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Hops News

2 USA: 2006 hop production increased

According to National Agricultural Statistic Service report of December 15, the hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2006 totaled 57.7 million pounds, ...
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Malting barley prices. French barley prices.
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Theoretical malt prices.
NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 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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Barley Prices Evolution
Canada Barley Price Evolution Dec 2006
Canada Barley Price Evolution Dec 2006
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Table of the week

Australian Barley Supply and Disposal 2001-2007f

Graph of the week
Africa Imports of Malt 2001-2006

These Days in Business History
December 18
1796 1st U.S. newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
1844 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano is born (German economist)
1897 Fernand J Collin is born, Belgian economist/banker
1991 General Motors announces closing of 21 plants

December 19
1997 Masaru Ibuka co-founder Sony Corporation, dies at 89
1795 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

December 20
1790 The first mechanized textile mill in the U.S. opens in Pawtucket, R.I. Built by Samuel Slater
1803 Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27 million
1966 The transmission of trades and quotes from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is fully automated for the first time
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January 2007:
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IFBM (The French Institute for Brewing and Malting) Advanced Course In Malting Technology

February 2007:
Singapore international beer festival.
WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program Chicago
Grainworld 2007, Canada.

March 2007:
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WorldFoodUzbekistan - 2007.
World Barley Malt & Beer Conference.
The 2nd International Trading Summit: Grains & Oilseeds, Turkey.

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