If you want to see this letter from our site, please follow this link. http://www.e-malt.com/Publications.asp?16716
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 51b
December 17 - December 20, 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you and your family and friends a very happy festive season and all the best in the coming New Year! May it bring you lots of joy and be completely different from 2020!
Your E-malt.com Team

             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 December 18, 2020
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 18, 2020
      1 EUR = 1.2239 USD
1 EUR = 0.9017 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5565 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6075 AUD
1 EUR = 126.2700 JPY
1 EUR = 6.2084 BRL
1 EUR = 89.3350 RUB
1 EUR = 7.9946 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8170 EUR
1 USD = 0.7367 GBP
1 USD = 1.2718 CAD
1 USD = 1.3134 AUD
1 USD = 103.1700 JPY
1 USD = 5.0727 BRL
1 USD = 72.9929 RUB
1 USD = 6.5322 CNY

Currency Rates Chart

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Breweries Equities

Average Market Prices Change Trend

December 18, 2020
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2020
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 205.00-207.00 up0.98%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 198.00-200.00 up0.51%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 190.00-192.00-
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 407.50-409.50 up0.61%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 399.00-401.00 up0.31%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2021
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 197.00-199.00 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 188.00-190.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 396.50-398.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 385.50-387.50 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2020
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 171.00-173.00 up0.30%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2020
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,324.00-1,326.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,324.00-1,326.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

Click here to see our Market Prices History.

Top Industry News

Malt news EU: July-November malt exports down 5% yoy ...Click here

Brewery news UK: Brits spend an extra £2.1 bln on alcohol this year ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Suntory CEO says coronavirus crisis and other geopolitical risks won’t deter his company from overseas acquisitions ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: International beer brands category shows uptick despite growing focus on local ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley crop forecast to slightly decrease in 2020/21 ...Click here
Barley news World: China’s demand for grains and oilseeds expected to continue into next crop year ...Click here
Barley news Canada: Barley crop forecast almost unchanged from last year ...Click here

More Industry News

Barley news China & Australia: China regrets Australia’s appeal to WTO over barley tariffs ...Click here
Brewery news Ireland: Draft beer sales fall 57% in January-September ...Click here
Whisky news The Czech Republic: Sales of spirits fall by 38% in January-October ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Neither of Australia’s two major brewers paid corporate tax last year ...Click here

Graph of the week

Table of the week

UK Hops Area, Yields, and Production 2018-2019

Table of the week.
Prices Evolution

Prices evolution

Barley Prices

Theoretical Malt Prices

These Days in Business History

17 December
1770 - Ludwig Von Beethoven, composer is born in Bonn, Germany
1895 - George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
1924 - 1st U.S. diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, New York
1964 - Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages

18 December
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
1973 - The Islamic Development Bank is founded
1991 - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1997 - HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium

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

20 December
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
1996 - NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X


February 2021:
09 - 13: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2021 (Online)
12 - 14: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2021 (Mexico City, Mexico)
23 - 24: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2021 (Perth, Australia)

March 2021:
10 - 13: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2021 (Blumenau, Brazil)
16 - 16: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)
23 - 23: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)
23 - 25: Beviale Moscow 2021 (Moscow, Russia)
29 - 01 April: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2021 (San Diego, California, USA)
30 - 30: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)

April 2021:
08 - 10: Zurich Bier Festival 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland)
11 - 13: Beer & Food Attraction 2021 (Rimini, Italy)
16 - 18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
17 - 21: HoReCa 2021 (Athens, Greece)
18 - 20: EBC Symposium 2021 (Rome, Italy)
30 - 02 May: Finest Spirits 2021 (Munich, Germany)
30 - 01 May: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2021 (Tallinn, Estonia)

May 2021:
12 - 14: Craft Beer China 2021 (Shanghai, China)
17 - 23: Budapest Beer Week 2021 (Budapest, Hungary)
18 - 21: Beer 2021 (Sochi, Russia)
20 - 23: Mondial de la Biere 2021 (Montreal, Canada)
25 - 26: Brewers Congress 2021 (The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, UK)
27 - 29: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2021 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
27 - 30: Wiener Bierfest 2021 (Vienna, Austria)

June 2021:
08 - 09: Bev Expo 2021 (Manchester, UK)
13 - 15: Bangkok Brewing Conference 2021 (Bangkok, Thailand)
15 - 17: Brasil Brau 2021 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

July 2021:
01 - 03: Helsinki Beer Festival 2021 (Helsinki, Finland)
13 - 15: Fdt Africa 2021 (Midrand, South Africa)

August 2021:
12 - 14: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - VIETNAM 2021 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

September 2021:
18 - 03 October: Oktoberfest 2021 (Munich, Germany)

October 2021:
04 - 08: Drinktec 2021 (Messe München, Munich, Germany)
13 - 15: Drink Japan 2021 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)
17 - 20: 14th International Trends in Brewing 'Beer & Society' 2021 (Leuven, Belgium)

November 2021:
04 - 05: Sea Brew 2021 (Taipei, Taiwan)

More events are available on site e-malt.com

MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsEU: July-November malt exports down 5% yoy
According to Taxud data, EU malt exports (UK excluded) in July 1 – November 29 were 1.08 mln tonnes in barley equivalent, 5% less ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news UK: Brits spend an extra £2.1 bln on alcohol this year
Booze-drinking Brits spent an extra £2.1 bln on alcoholic beverages this year as they stocked up on lager, wine and spirits while pubs were closed during lockdown, City A. M. reported on December 18.

Despite its name, Corona was one of the lager brands to toast the largest growth, with sales up £68 mln compared to last year.

Lager was the fastest growing drink of choice during the pandemic, up £791.9 mln to be worth £4.4 bln, with Stella Artois, Budweiser and San Miguel also making the top ten products in 2020.

Meanwhile wine and spirits grew £717.4 mln and £566.8 mln respectively, as drinkers hit the supermarkets while pubs and restaurants were closed or were facing strict restrictions.

Tobacco sales grew £971.9 mln, with a £684.4 mln increase in rolling tobacco, according to research by data analytics firm Nielsen.

The meat category was another big winner, up £438.9 mln, driven by a £161.8 mln growth in beef sales.

That was followed by sausages, up £125.9 mln, and chicken, up £120.4 mln, as people cooked roast dinners and BBQs at home while eating out was not an option.

Personal care brands were the biggest losers of 2020, with cosmetics, hair styling, toothbrushes and deodorant shedding ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Suntory CEO says coronavirus crisis and other geopolitical risks won’t deter his company from overseas acquisitions
The chief executive of Japanese beverage maker Suntory Holdings said on December 17 the coronavirus crisis and other geopolitical risks would not deter his ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: International beer brands category shows uptick despite growing focus on local
Despite the growing focus on local, international brands remain important to the Australian beer market and new figures have shown an uptick in the category during COVID-19, the Brews News reported on December 18.

When Carlton & United Breweries announced new multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns for Asahi Super Dry and Peroni Nastro Azzurro earlier this year, it highlighted the brewer’s commitment to these international brands, and for good reason.

Asahi Super Dry and Peroni have shown growth in recent years and sales surged during COVID-19. According to figures from big data and consumer insights specialist IRI, Asahi Super Dry sales grew 34 per cent in the period, whilst Peroni jumped 10.6 per cent.

Kym Bonollo, CUB’s head of international and craft beer, said that investing in these particular portfolio brands (in addition to its heritage brands like VB and Foster’s) was an easy decision.

“We wanted to capitalise on the [Asahi Super Dry’s] strong momentum over the past 12 months –more than 10 per cent growth in the off-prem in that time – plus it’s a crisp and refreshing beer perfect for this time of year.

“Peroni is similarly well-suited to the warmer months. It’s also performing well and is synonymous with summer style, making this ...More info on site

Brewery news Ireland: Draft beer sales fall 57% in January-September
Draught beer sales fell 57% between January and September of this year in Ireland, with Covid-19 restrictions resulting in extended closures of wet pubs and the hospitality sector, the Irish Examiner reported on December 17.

Drinks Ireland|Beer, the Ibec trade association which represents beer producers in Ireland, said sales of beer were down 15% between January and September 2020, compared to the same period last year.

The figures for draught beer sales were particularly sobering, down 57% during the nine month period, and down 93% during April, May and June when the country was in lockdown.

Jonathan McDade, Head of Drinks Ireland|Beer said despite some commentary to the contrary, these figures show consumption declined as a result of Covid-19 and the closure of pubs.

"Ireland’s beer sector has been hit particularly hard by Covid-19, because of the large proportion of beer usually consumed in the on-trade in Ireland," he added.

According to Drinks Ireland|Beer, around 63% of beer is usually sold in the on-trade in Ireland. This compares to a European average of 30%.

“This data demonstrates the knock-on impact that closures have had, not only on hospitality venues but also on their many suppliers and the wider business ecosystem in which they ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Neither of Australia’s two major brewers paid corporate tax last year
In the latest corporate tax disclosures from the Australian Tax Office, it was revealed that neither of Australia’s two major brewers paid corporate tax last year, the Brews News reported on December 16.

According to the disclosures, of the four brewing-related businesses listed neither Lion nor Carlton and United Breweries’ then-parent company AB InBev paid tax in the 2018-19 period.

ABI Australia Holdings, trading as AB InBev, is reported as having total revenues of A$4.4 billion, of which A$320.4 million was taxable income, but paid no corporate tax.

This is the sixth consecutive year that AB InBev has not paid this tax in Australia.

Kirin-owned competitor Lion Pty Ltd paid tax for every year that the ATO has undertaken the report except for the 2016-17 period. Back then, Lion changed its year-end from 30th September to 31st December, so it was not required to file the ATO’s forms, according to the brewery.

However Lion has not paid tax in the 2018-19 year, despite revenues totalling A$3.3 billion with taxable income of just under A$10 million.

According to a Lion spokesperson, the company’s tax payable was A$3 million, which they said equated to 30 per cent of its A$10 million taxable income.

“This was reduced by A$3 million ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley crop forecast to slightly decrease in 2020/21
The EU Commission’s barley supply & demand balance report of November 26 forecasts the EU-27 crop at 54.188 mln tonnes, slightly down from 55.024 ...More info on site

Barley newsWorld: China’s demand for grains and oilseeds expected to continue into next crop year
China’s actions – more than all other market factors – have moved world markets up by an average of US$30-40 since early September, H. ...More info on site

Barley newsCanada: Barley crop forecast almost unchanged from last year
The latest Canadian barley S&D balance (STC + AAFC) puts the crop at 10.255 mln tonnes, about unchanged from last year, H. M. Gauger ...More info on site

Barley newsChina & Australia: China regrets Australia’s appeal to WTO over barley tariffs
China on December 17 expressed regret over Australia’s appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on China’s barley tariffs, the commerce ministry said, adding ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news The Czech Republic: Sales of spirits fall by 38% in January-October
The repeated closure of hotels and restaurants due to anti-coronavirus measures, along with the absence of foreign tourists, continue to negatively impact alcohol sales on the Czech market. Sales of spirits in from January through October fell by 38 percent in annual terms, according to recent data, Radio Prague reported.

E15 reports that total revenues from the sale of spirits in gastronomy decreased by 2.2 billion crowns. Despite a significant decline in sales, however, the Czech state collected "only" 240 million crowns less in excise duty on spirits in January to October compared to the same period in 2019. This is mainly due to an increase in the excise tax on spirits by 13.2 percent from 1 January 2020.

"The closure of the HORECA sector (hotels, restaurants, catering and cafés) segment in the run-up to Christmas is a big blow for us. In gastronomy usually approximately 50 percent of the total consumption of spirits is sold,” Vladimír Darebník, Executive Director of the Union of Producers and Importers of Spirits in the Czech Republic said.

“These losses are not able to compensate even slightly higher sales in retail… While beer and wine consumers have switched heavily to buying these beverages at retail, the increase ...More info on site

Copyright © E-Malt s.a. 2018