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January 06, 2021
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2020
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 205.00-207.00 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 195.00-197.00 up1.03%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 193.00-195.00up1.04%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 408.00-410.00 up0.14%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 396.00-398.00 up0.77%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2021
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 199.00-201.00 up0.50%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 189.00-191.00 up0.53%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 399.00-401.00 up0.31%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 387.00-389.00 up0.32%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2020
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
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.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news Japan: Head of Kirin Holdings’ beer business questions closure of late-night bars and restaurants around Tokyo ...Click here
Brewery news Japan & India: Kirin agrees to buy stake in Indian brewer Bira 91 ...Click here

Barley news Australia: Barley crop could reach up to 13 mln tonnes, according to private estimates ...Click here
Barley news UK: Oversupply of spring barley likely to continue next year ...Click here

More Industry News

Barley news Ireland: Over 1,100 ha of winter malting barley sown in Ireland ...Click here
Brewery news South Australia: Beer Association of South Africa calls for lifting the ban on alcohol sales from January 16th ...Click here
Hops news USA, ID: Idaho hop growers increase acreage in 2020 ...Click here
Hops news New Zealand: New Zealand Hops assessing hailstorm damage to crop ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

04 January
1960 - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
1962 - 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (New York City NY)
2001 - Total daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 2 billion shares for the first time ever

05 January
1769 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist is born
1828 - 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1850 - California Exchange opens

06 January
1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1994 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88


February 2021:
09 - 13: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2021 (Online)
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)
16 - 18: Beviale Moscow 2021 (Moscow, Russia)
23 - 23: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)
29 - 01 April: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2021 (San Diego, California, USA)
30 - 30: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)

April 2021:
08 - 09: Zurich Bier Festival 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland)
11 - 13: Beer & Food Attraction 2021 (Rimini, Italy)
16 - 18: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2021 (Mexico City, Mexico)
16 - 18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
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)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news Japan: Head of Kirin Holdings’ beer business questions closure of late-night bars and restaurants around Tokyo
The head of Kirin Holdings’ beer business on January 6 questioned the across-the-board closure of late-night bars and restaurants around Tokyo, saying some establishments had already introduced stringent safety measures, Reuters reported.

Japan is preparing to declare a new state of emergency, with 1,591 new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo on January 6, the highest daily total since the pandemic began.

Residents in Tokyo and surrounding areas are being asked to refrain from going out after 8 p.m. and bars and restaurants will be asked to close by that time, starting Friday, January 8.

“We don’t yet know the specifics of the new state of emergency ... but I do somewhat question taking a sweeping approach, when there are establishments which have taken very strict measures to prevent virus transmissions,” said Takayuki Fuse, head of Kirin Brewery Company.

Fuse said Kirin would accept any government decision, but added he was deeply concerned about the impact of a second lockdown on the industry and jobs.

“The restaurant and bar industry is estimated to be worth 26 trillion yen, supporting the jobs of over 4 million people,” he said during a presentation to investors outlining the brewer’s strategy for the year.

Kirin’s beer sales fell 18.6% in Japan last ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan & India: Kirin agrees to buy stake in Indian brewer Bira 91
Kirin has agreed to buy a stake in Indian brewer Bira 91 as it looks to improve on a patchy record of overseas deals ...More info on site

Brewery news South Australia: Beer Association of South Africa calls for lifting the ban on alcohol sales from January 16th
The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has sent an urgent call to president Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to lift the blanket ban on alcohol from the 16th of January, BusinessTech reported on January 6.

This is imperative to ensure the survival of small business owners and craft breweries, who now find themselves on the brink of closure due to the third alcohol ban, the association said.

It said that the situation faced by small business owners and craft brewers is dire and that the last two alcohol bans had a devastating impact on the beer industry with an estimated 7,400 jobs lost.

The industry has seen a further R14.2 billion in lost sales revenue and more than a R7.4 billion loss in taxes and excise duties.

“BASA is therefore calling on President Ramaphosa to consider the plight of craft brewers by not extending the blanket ban on alcohol beyond 15 January 2021.

“BASA proposes this be done through safe alternatives, such as the use of click-and-collect platforms to assist in ensuring the safety of consumers.”

Other proposals mooted by the association include:

The current evening curfew from 21h00 – 06h00 should remain in effect;

The 20h00 closing time for businesses should continue;

The ban on gatherings should continue ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsAustralia: Barley crop could reach up to 13 mln tonnes, according to private estimates
ABARES’ latest Australian crop report forecasts the nation’s barley output in 2020/21 at 11.96 mln tonnes (including Tasmania), commercials rather believe in a crop ...More info on site

Barley newsUK: Oversupply of spring barley likely to continue next year
An oversupply of quality spring barley is likely to continue next year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to stifle demand from brewers and distillers, ...More info on site

Barley news Ireland: Over 1,100 ha of winter malting barley sown in Ireland
Over 1,100 ha of winter malting barley was sown in Ireland last autumn, the Irish Farmers Journal reported on January 6.

Winter malting barley has been grown in trial in Ireland since 2018 and is expected to play a key part in Boortmalt’s plans to increase malt output.

Around 1,000 ha of the area is sown to Craft and 100 ha to Electrum. This year Boortmalt is also trialling Vessel (20 ha) and the BYDV tolerant variety Joyau (34 ha). The grain from these varieties will be tested to see how they perform in the malting process and if the quality of malt produced meets the standards required by maltsters. Pixel was grown on trial last year but did not meet the required malting specifications.

In addition to this, approximately 130 ha of the spring variety Laureate was sown last autumn.

With the expanding drinks industry requiring increased quantities of malting barley, Boortmalt hope to meet this demand by increasing their area of true winter malting barley.

Since 2018, the area of winter malting barley continues to increase. While winter malting barley has been grown in the UK, it is still a relatively new crop in Ireland and thus, little was ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news USA, ID: Idaho hop growers increase acreage in 2020
Hops are the primary flavor ingredient in beer, and demand has soared as craft beer has boomed. About 16% of commercial hop fields are on Idaho soil, second-most in the country behind Washington State, the Boise State Public Radio reported on December 30.

Idaho farmers added another 900 acres of hop fields in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s about 10% more total acres than 2019, but the 2020 harvest was about the same as a year earlier.

Corey Coles is Chief Finance Officer at Obendorf Farms in Wilder. He said a hot end to the summer growing season was a contributing factor to “quite a bit of late-onset spider mite pressure, which drove yields down.”

Spider mites are too small to see with the naked eye, and eat the hop cones from the inside out. They also munch on the leaves of the plant, compromising its ability to photosynthesize for further growth.

The pests impacted Obendorf’s Mosaic crop, Coles said, but other hop varieties were spared. Part of that is luck, but fertilizer and chemical treatments play a role as well.

“Certain fields will be affected by it because you can’t spray every single one of your fields in one night,” ...More info on site

Hops news New Zealand: New Zealand Hops assessing hailstorm damage to crop
New Zealand Hops is hopeful the damage inflicted by a freak hailstorm at the end of last month will not leave brewers empty-handed this year, the Australian Brews News reported on January 1.

A Boxing Day hailstorm shredded the leaves off the bine on a number of farms in the Nelson area meaning the hops had no chance to keep growing and produce flowers.

NZ Hops chief executive Craig Orr says his organisation is still working out how the damage will affect the forecast crop yield but remains hopeful that brewers will get the bulk of what they need in 2021.

“It will be another fortnight before we can determine our forecast for total crop yield,” Orr told Brews News.

“While we’re yet to get a full picture on what production will look like it seems as if where we had surplus last year, this year there will be no surplus.”

The hardest hit varieties were Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin, which Orr said had been “heavily hammered”.

NZ Hops is a co-operative of 28 growers and a total of five growers, and six farms, were hit by the hailstorm, which produced hailstones the size of large grapes.

“The fact that it was contained in that one area ...More info on site

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