If you want to see this letter from our site, please follow this link. http://www.e-malt.com/Publications.asp?15548
E-Malt.com NewsLetter
Flash Summary

RombBullet Quote of the week
RombBullet Currency rates
RombBullet Brewers equities
RombBullet Market prices change trend
RombBullet Industry news
RombBullet Graph of the week
RombBullet Table of the week
RombBullet Prices evolution
RombBullet Barley prices
RombBullet Theoretical malt prices
RombBullet Business history
RombBullet Agenda
RombBullet News articles

Last five Flashes

Jump  to http://www.firstkey.com

Last five graphs

Note: All graphs issued with e-malt.com newsletters are published in "Graph" section of e-malt.com site.

Last five tables

All e-malt.com tables are published in e-malt.com Statistics section. The Statistics section includes Barley statistics, Malt statistics and Beer statistics. The tables related to barley are published in Barley Statistics section, the tables related to malt in Malt Statistics section and the tables related to beer in Beer Statistics section.

Last five prices evolution

Access to E-malt.com

Do you know

Dear E-malt Reader!

E-malt.com Newsletters Archive could be found directly on e-malt.com site. Browsing through our Newsletters Archive you may see all the issues you have missed. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Newsletters link in the menu. Reading our Newsletters you will be kept informed with the latest news and events regarding malting and beer world. You may also submit your own news, events or other information to the address info@e-malt.com!

You may find updated malt, barley and beer statistics on e-malt.com Statistics section. Just enter e-malt.com! Here you will find all tables issued with e-malt.com newsletters.

E-malt.com Agenda gives the possibility to keep you informed about the Events planned to be held in the whole world related to the brewing and malting industries. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Agenda link in the menu. Reading our Event Agenda you will find out about the future symposia, conferences and festivals related to malting and beer world. You may also submit your own events to the address info@e-malt.com

E-malt.com has Trading Online system. The system is to be used for malt/barley trading. One can register a malt/barley offer or a malt/barley request. The registering person could be as a seller/buyer or as an agent for seller/buyer. The User can see information about all active malt/barley offers & requests. If needed the system allows user to buy/sell malt/barley due to reasonable offers/requests. The way to do this is to confirm reasonable transaction. Trading Online rules are available through the Internet in the Trading Online as well as Tutorial (useful for persons who starts the system usage). To visit the E-malt Trading Online first go to the E-malt.com site, then click Trading Online link in the left menu of the e-malt.com home page. For more details please contact info@e-malt.com

Thank You!

E-malt.com Links!


If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or remarks, you can send a mail to: info@e-malt.com. To submit your own news to our editorial team, email to: info@e-malt.com

If you have received this newsletter from a colleague, you can obtain your own subscription here! You are not registered yet? You may register here.

You may recommend our site to your friend by clicking here.

If you do not wish to receive our newsletter, please unsubscribe your e-mail address from our mailing list by sending us an e-mail info@e-malt.com. Please take into consideration your registration data.

from our mailing list.

Please take into consideration your registration data.

E-Malt.com Flash 36a
September 02 - September 04, 2019

Quote of the Week

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Anne Frank

             You are one of the 54,000 professionals of the brewing and malting industries from 195 countries receiving our free bi-weekly E-malt Newsletters published since 2001. You seem to be pleased by getting them as we have registered something like 3 mln readings.
             To keep the high level of this informative reservoir in both brewing and malting industries and in order to continue to improve it we have to request a small contribution for full access to E-malt.com information.
             The majority of our readers have responded positively thus giving us the possibility to keep developing this global informative reference.
             A one-year membership costs only 181,- Euros and gives you full access to both our Full Bi-weekly Newsletter and website www.e-malt.com.

             You can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer (against invoice). Ordering is simple, use our online secure ordering system: click hereunder to begin - you can have access in just 5 minutes!

One-year individual subscription: 181, - Euros
Two-year individual subscription: 320, - Euros
Save money when your colleagues join:

One-year group subscription for 2-5 members: 373, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 6-10 members: 555, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 11-20 members: 737, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 21-50 members: 983, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 51-100 members: 1229, - Euros

For a personal service contact our Membership staff :
Email : info@e-malt.com
Direct line : +32 (0)87 681381; Fax : +32 (0)87 352234
If calling, please note our office hours are 9am - 5pm (Belgium time)

Currency Rates

Base Currency: Euro
on September 04, 2019
Base Currency: US Dollar
on September 04, 2019
      1 EUR = 1.0952 USD
1 EUR = 0.9089 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4614 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6265 AUD
1 EUR = 116.1900 JPY
1 EUR = 4.5745 BRL
1 EUR = 73.1966 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8612 CNY
      1 USD = 0.9130 EUR
1 USD = 0.8299 GBP
1 USD = 1.3343 CAD
1 USD = 1.4850 AUD
1 USD = 106.0900 JPY
1 USD = 4.1768 BRL
1 USD = 66.8328 RUB
1 USD = 7.1777 CNY

Currency Rates Chart

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Breweries Equities

Average Market Prices Change Trend

September 04, 2019
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.50-164.50 down1.21%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 158.00-160.00 down0.63%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 150.00-152.00down0.66%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 354.00-356.00 down0.69%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 348.50-350.50 down0.35%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,174.00-1,176.00 down6.00%
Malting Barley (West) 1,174.00-1,176.00 down6.00%
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

Click here to see our Market Prices History.

Top Industry News

Malt news France & Mexico: France's Vivescia plans its first malt factory in Mexico ...Click here
Malt news Russia: First-half malt production down 2% as compared to H1 2018 ...Click here

Brewery news South Korea & Japan: South Korea reduces imports of Japanese beer by 97% in August ...Click here
Brewery news Angola: Brewer Empresa Angolana de Cervejas running one production line only to reduce costs ...Click here

Hops news USA: Yakima Valley hop growers expect solid harvest this year ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news Australia: Asahi’s Green Beacon booted out of craft brewers association ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Craft Brew Alliance seeks answers on future relationship with AB InBev ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic & UK: Small Czech brewers counting on higher exports to the UK after Brexit ...Click here
Brewery news India: Big beverage makers rush to capture India’s non-alcoholic malt drinks segment ...Click here
Brewery news India: AB InBev’s plea to put New Delhi beer sales ban on hold rejected by court ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: Embu County’s largest brewer switches to maize meal and animal feed production ...Click here

Graph of the week

Table of the week

German Malt Production, Export, Import, and Consumption

Table of the week.
Prices Evolution

Prices evolution

Barley Prices

Theoretical Malt Prices

These Days in Business History

02 September
1930 - 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
1941 - Film Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
1987 - Philips introduces CD-video

03 September
1778 - City Amsterdam signs trade agreement with U.S. rebels
1935 - 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
1967 - Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road

04 September
1781 - Los Angeles founded by 44 in Bahia de las Fumas, (Valley of Smokes)
1813 - 1st U.S. religious newspaper Religious Remembrancer
1870 - 3rd French republic proclaimed as they overthrow their king
2001 - Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public


September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
17 - 19: 10th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium Brewing & Filling Technology 2019 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
26 - 28: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)

October 2019:
03 - 05: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)
03 - 05: The Great American Beer Festival 2019 (Denver, USA)
29 - 13 November: World Beer Cup 2020 (USA)

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)
27 - 29: Drink Japan 2019 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)

More events are available on site e-malt.com

MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsFrance & Mexico: France's Vivescia plans its first malt factory in Mexico
French grain group Vivescia will build its first malt production unit in Mexico, backed by a long-term contract to supply the beer ingredient to ...More info on site

Malt newsRussia: First-half malt production down 2% as compared to H1 2018
Russia’s malt production dropped by 2% to 655.5 thousand tonnes in the first half of 2019, Zerno Online reported, citing data by Rosstat.

As compared ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news South Korea & Japan: South Korea reduces imports of Japanese beer by 97% in August
South Korean imports of beer from Japan plunged 97% in August from a year earlier, amid a popular backlash against Japanese products that has spread as relations between the two countries sour, Bloomberg reported on September 3 citing a report by a local newspaper.

South Korea imported just $223,000 worth of Japanese beer in the month, down from $7.57 million a year earlier, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, citing preliminary data from Korea Customs Service. Japan has held the largest share of South Korean beer imports every year since 2010, with sales surging more than sixfold by 2018 to $78.3 million.

Japan’s largest publicly traded brewers such as Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., Kirin Holdings Co. and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. all export beer to South Korea, and had in previous years cited growth in that market as promising.

The boycott of Japanese goods has spread since Tokyo first imposed export restrictions on key chip materials in July, and worsened as the spat grew to include South Korea’s preferential trade status and an intelligence-sharing agreement.

Consumer-facing brands have been hit particularly hard, with consumers boycotting clothing from Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo, and sales of Japanese cars also falling. Tourism to Japan, a key economic driver of ...More info on site

Brewery news Angola: Brewer Empresa Angolana de Cervejas running one production line only to reduce costs
The deactivation of the first filling line of Angolan beermaker EKA – Empresa Angolana de Cervejas due to the obsolete state of the equipment, which occurred last June, led to production dropping by 50.9% to 27,000 litres per hour, the company’s managing director Marc Mayer was quoted as saying by Macauhub on September 4.

Mayer said that the board of directors had chosen to keep only the second production line operational, which has a maximum capacity of 35,000 litres per hour, as it has lower costs and always has raw materials available from the market. .

Mayer also told the Angop news agency that the replacement of the first line requires an estimated investment of 200 million kwanzas (US$545,000), “which is slow to be executed because the company is experiencing a financial situation that requires consideration in order to avoid possible disruptions to the business portfolio.”

EKA, which is part of French-owned group Castel Angola, is located in Cambambe municipality, Kwanza Norte province, where it produces beer from water, malt, unmalted cereals such as corn and rice, and hops.

Brewery news Australia: Asahi’s Green Beacon booted out of craft brewers association
Queensland craft brewer Green Beacon has been booted out of the national organisation overseeing the interests of hundreds of small craft brewers as that same group raises concerns with the competition regulator about Asahi's looming A$16 billion buyout of Carlton & United Breweries, The Australian Financial Review reported on September 2.

Green Beacon was acquired by Asahi on August 21, just four weeks after the Japanese group unveiled a much larger A$16 billion buyout proposal for Australia's biggest beer company, CUB, owner of mainstream beer brands Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught and Great Northern.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting inquiries into the CUB buyout ahead of a decision earmarked for late October on whether it might insist on divestments before approving the transaction.

The Independent Brewers Association, which has hundreds of craft brewers as members, has raised a number of concerns with the ACCC about the CUB buyout as part of the regulator's process, with submissions closing on September 6.

Separately, it has already forced Green Beacon to depart from the IBA membership ranks following Asahi's acquisition of the Queensland group, because it is now part of a global conglomerate.

IBA president Jamie Cook said on September 2 that it was no longer ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Craft Brew Alliance seeks answers on future relationship with AB InBev
The awkwardness between Craft Brew Alliance and Anheuser-Busch InBev didn’t end on August 23 when the world’s largest beer manufacturer passed on making a qualifying offer to purchase the company, Brewbound reported.

AB InBev, which owns more than 31% of the Portland, Oregon-based craft beer company, had until August 23 to either make an offer of at least $24.50 per share to buy the remainder of the company or pay a one-time $20 million, opted for the latter.

CBA CEO Andy Thomas told Brewbound that the awkwardness has shifted from a will-they, won’t-they-get-married scenario, to one in which the question is if the two companies still want to live together now that they’re no longer engaged.

“There’s a different kind of tenor to the relationship now,” he said. “That’s not good or bad. That’s just what it is.”

Thomas described CBA and AB InBev’s “it’s complicated” relationship in terms of a break up. Sometimes couples who break up become better friends; other times, there’s no basis for a friendship.

“The question is what role do they play, and what role do they want to play,” he said. “Those are the conversations that we’re having in the future of CBA’s development.”

Answers to those questions are still ...More info on site

Brewery news The Czech Republic & UK: Small Czech brewers counting on higher exports to the UK after Brexit
The tiny craft brewery in a quaint Czech village near the border with Germany and Poland is perhaps an unlikely place to be plotting a Brexit strategy, Bloomberg reported on September 3.

Co-owner Viktor Tkadlec is betting his “clean taste without foreign additives” will help him elbow into the crowded U.K. market even after it leaves the European Union. Cvikov Pivovar is part of a group of Czech brewers aiming to break into Britain even as the country risks crashing out of the EU at the end of next month without any agreement to keep trade flowing.

“The U.K. market is very competitive and every pub has 10 to 15 types of beer,” said Tkadlec, who exported “tens” of barrels to British pubs in a test run this year. “We’re not an export brewer and we’ve never had that goal. But let’s see how it goes.”

While much of the Brexit focus has been on multinationals navigating potential customs barriers, the effort by Czech craft beer producers shows how Britain’s tortuous departure from the EU is resonating across the continent.

The Czech Beer Alliance was started by Filip Celadnik, a Czech lawyer living in London. He first teamed up with ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Big beverage makers rush to capture India’s non-alcoholic malt drinks segment
Seeing big opportunity in the country’s non-alcoholic malt-drink market - a niche but potentially a high-volume category - global biggies such as Coca-Cola and Heineken have entered the beverage segment, the Outlook India reported on September 1.

A non-alcoholic malt drink is a high energy beverage, brewed in the same fashion as beer or ale. The beverage generally contains under 100 calories, compared to 300 of an average carbonated soft drink.

Besides Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev has also entered this segment to target the vast untapped market of people, who refrain from consuming alcohol. Coca-Cola has forayed into the niche category in a big way with its global brand Barbican.

In case of Coca-Cola, the entry aims at introduction of more healthy options in the F&B segment.

The company launched a pilot project six months back to introduce the product which is targeted at the youth. "We introduced Barbican, a non-alcoholic malt-based beverages, in select Indian markets," a senior company official said.

Similarly, it was consumer demand for no-alcohol brews that led United Breweries to launch Heineken 0.0 which caters to the segment of health-conscious, young adults.

"The product tastes like a beer with no alcohol. It is targeted at people, who want to drink a beer-tasting ...More info on site

Brewery news India: AB InBev’s plea to put New Delhi beer sales ban on hold rejected by court
An Indian court on September 3 rejected a request from Anheuser-Busch InBev to stay a three-year sales ban imposed by New Delhi city authorities, dealing another setback for the world’s largest brewer in one of the country’s key markets, Reuters reported.

Authorities in New Delhi barred AB InBev in July from selling its beer in the New Delhi market on allegations of evading local state taxes. The company has denied the allegations.

The state’s excise commissioner, who is already hearing an appeal against the ban order, had rejected a request from the company to hold off implementing the ban, Reuters reported last month.

The company’s plea against the city government was heard at the Delhi High Court on September 3, where Justice Navin Chawla declined to give any immediate relief and said the appeals process before the state authorities must first be completed.

“Why have two parallel proceedings,” said Chawla.

The city government’s ban order followed a three-year investigation which found that beer maker SABMiller - acquired by AB InBev in 2016 for around $100 billion - used duplicate barcodes on its beer bottles supplied to city retailers that year, allowing it to pay lower levies.

AB InBev, which counts popular beer brands such as Budweiser, ...More info on site

Brewery news Kenya: Embu County’s largest brewer switches to maize meal and animal feed production
The largest beer manufacturer in Kenya’s Embu County has stopped operations permanently in what the management attributes to declining sales, arising from interference by State agencies, The Standard reported on September 3.

Mountain Slopes Commercial Services, which produced Kingmaster Opaque Special Beer for over a decade, announced to employees and the public that it would cease operations starting this month and shift focus to maize meal and animal feed production.

“For many years we fought, but we lost the market. Even when we bounced back, we did not find a vibrant business like before. We have decided to close it down,” said the company’s Managing Director Samuel Muriuki.

“The region is a major producer of maize. We decided to focus on adding value to what is available. This will shield our employees from losing jobs. We don’t expect similar frustrations from the Government.”

He said the plant is now up for leasing to investors in the manufacturing sector.

Until 2015, the firm was doing well for years but suffered a blow after it was closed down intermittently due to failure to obtain one permit from the Government.

The brewery started operations in Nairobi County over a decade ago, and in its heydays, it used to employ ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news USA: Yakima Valley hop growers expect solid harvest this year
Cold and snowy weather in March created complications for the hops planted in the Yakima Valley and the Pacific Northwest.

But mild summer weather helped the more mature hops farther along in a multiyear production cycle, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported on September 4.

Overall, regional hop growers are expecting a solid harvest.

“I think most everyone feels this year’s crop will be at least equivalent to last year,” said Ann George, executive director of the Hop Growers of America, a Yakima-based organization that provides promotion and education to American hop growers.

For most growers, the Yakima Valley harvest started early last week and is expected to continue through the rest of this month.

Washington, Oregon and Idaho grow nearly all U.S. hops, with Washington alone growing 75 percent of the nation’s crop. Most Washington hops are grown in the Yakima Valley.

Last year, hop growers in the three states harvested 106.9 million pounds, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures analyzed by the Hop Growers of America. Just over 77.7 million pounds came from Washington.

Based on a grower survey, the USDA estimate for this year’s crop is at 106 million pounds. Final figures won’t be ready until December, several months after the harvest ends, George said. ...More info on site

Copyright © E-Malt s.a. 2018