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Average Market Prices Change trend

April 25, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley €252.0-254.0 0.80% €259.0-261.0
6rw Barley €225.0-227.0 €233.0-235.0
2rs Malt €512.0-514.0 0.49% €501.5-503.5
6rw Malt €477.5-479.5 €468.5-470.5
Feed Barley €173.0-175.0 4.4% nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

Mexico: Femsa 1st-quarter net profit rises 13% on higher sales ...Click here
China: Yanjing brewery Q1 net profit rises 31% ...Click here
UK: Scottish & Newcastle's acquisition by a consortium of Carlsberg and Heineken finalized on 29 April 2008 ...Click here
Belgium: InBev warns it will hike beer prices as commodity costs surge ...Click here
India: Beer consumption jumps 14.5% in FY2008 ...Click here
Czech Republic: Czech regulator approves Heineken acquisition of beer group Drinks Union ...Click here
Malaysia: Carlsberg Malaysia posts 151.2% jump in Q1 pre-tax profit ...Click here
Canada: Barley seeded area to decrease by 14%, production to decrease by only 5% ...Click here
China: Barley consumption decreased significantly from previous years ...Click here
Scandinavia: Weather conditions favorable to complete barley sowing ...Click here

Denmark: Carlsberg announces new governance structure: Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe and Asia ...More Info
USA: Pyramid Breweries to be acquired by Magic Hat Brewing Co. for $2.75 per share ...More Info
Hong Kong: Tsingtao Brewery says 1st quarter profit rises despite higher costs ...More Info
Russia: Baltika shareholders approve the dividend payment for 2007 ...More Info
UK: Grolsch premium wheat beer launched in Asda ...More Info
USA: NYSE-listed brewer Anheuser-Busch picks Paris over London ...More Info
USA: Aladdin Beverage to introduce Argentinean dark beer to portfolio ...More Info
Nigeria: Nigerian Breweries set to present Facts behind the Figures to key stakeholders ...More Info
India: Hunter beer follows Tiger into west India’s beer market ...More Info
UK: S&N's Jeremy Blood is new chief of Heineken UK ...More Info
Uganda: Nile Breweries to help farmers who grow sorghum for the brewery ...More Info
Germany: Hanover brewery set to open this year ...More Info
Belgium: InBev says struck deal with employees to end industrial action ...More Info
Australia: Australian barley industry will have a national trademark for its malting barley ...More Info
India: Barley futures down on profit-taking ...More Info
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Brewery News

Mexico: Femsa 1st-quarter net profit rises 13% on higher sales
Mexico's Femsa, Latin America's largest bottler and brewer, posted a 13.1 percent rise in first-quarter net profit as sales increased in all its business ...More Info

China: Yanjing brewery Q1 net profit rises 31%
Beijing Yanjing Brewery, one of the largest beer groups in the country, announced that its net profits went up 31.42% to RMB 20.9 million ...More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle's acquisition by a consortium of Carlsberg and Heineken finalized on 29 April 2008
Carlsberg will acquire S&N's 50% of the BBH joint venture in the CIS, Brasseries Kronenbourg in France, Mythos in Greece and S&N's investments in ...More Info

Belgium: InBev warns it will hike beer prices as commodity costs surge
InBev SA, the brewer of Stella Artois and Beck's, said it was hiking beer prices as costs for raw ingredients such as malt, barley ...More Info

India: Beer consumption jumps 14.5% in FY2008
India’s beer consumption extended robust growth for the third year in a row with 14.5% volume jump in FY08, TNN reported April 28.According to ...More Info

Czech Republic: Czech regulator approves Heineken acquisition of beer group Drinks Union
Dutch brewer Heineken NV can acquire Czech beer group Drinks Union, the Czech Antimonopoly Office (UOHS) ruled, according to Reuters, April 28.

Drinks Union is ...More Info

Malaysia: Carlsberg Malaysia posts 151.2% jump in Q1 pre-tax profit

Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad has posted a 151.2 per cent jump in first quarter pre-tax profit, pushed by brisk domestic sales, particularly in the Chinese New Year festive period, Asia Pulse reported April 29.

Profit for the three months ended 31 March 2008 climbed to RM35.491 million (US$11.1 million) from RM14.126 million for the previous corresponding period.

Revenue rose 14.4 per cent to RM289.433 million from RM252.990 million previously, the brewer said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia on April 25.

Earnings per share surged to 8.67 sen from 3.48 sen a year earlier.

"The better performance was mainly due to higher domestic sales particularly during the Chinese New Year festive period," Carlsberg said.

"Gross margins were higher mainly due to more favourable product mix and better cost efficiencies."

The group expects 2008 to be a satisfactory year.

It said the strong sales and profit growth in the first quarter of 2008 was an encouraging start to the year.

Carlsberg however expects escalating prices for raw and packaging materials to exert downward pressure on the group's profit margin.

It hopes to cushion the impact of rising costs through improved price/ mix as well as operational cost effectiveness.

"Sustainable growth for the rest of the year is dependent on no further ...More Info

Barley News

Canada: Barley seeded area to decrease by 14%, production to decrease by only 5%
Canada’s seeded area with barley is expected to decrease by 14%, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, April 25. Production is forecast to decrease ...More Info

China: Barley consumption decreased significantly from previous years
Barley production has been relatively stable for the past few years. Feed use has decreased significantly from previous years as livestock farmers shifted to ...More Info

Scandinavia: Weather conditions favorable to complete barley sowing
With very few exceptions the weather allowed completion of a good extended area of malting barley in Denmark, according to H. Abildstrom & Co ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Breeding Malting Barley under Stress Conditions in South America

Silvia E. GERMÁN Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria La Estanzuela, Colonia, Uruguay, South America

The annual average area sown with barley (Hordeum vulgare) in South America during 1999–2003 was 795 000 ha. In Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, two-rowed spring cultivars are used mostly for malt production. Research has been developed in private malting companies and official institutions supported by the industry. In Argentina, tolerance to drought and heat stress during grain filling are important in drier areas. Yield and malt extract had been improved in cultivars released from 1940 to 1998. In Brazil, progress in grain yield, grain size, malting quality, early maturity, and resistance to net blotch, powdery mildew, and leaf rust has been achieved by EMBRAPA and malting companies. Higher tolerance to soil acidity and resistance to spot blotch are required. Since 1976, malting barley breeding in INIA-Chile has improved grain yield, grain size, beer production efficiency, and resistance to scald, net blotch, stripe rust, and leaf rust. Uruguay produces high quality malt exported mainly to Brazil. Malting companies have released locally bred and introduced cultivars since the early 1970’s. Initiated in 1988, INIA-Uruguay breeding program has improved yield, malting quality, and lodging and disease resistance. Fusarium head blight is a new challenge for research in Brazil and Uruguay. Information regarding malting barley production, the most important stresses in different areas of production, and breeding progress under South American conditions is provided. Keywords: Hordeum vulgare L.; plant breeding; stress conditions; Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Uruguay
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Theoretical malt prices

Theoretical malt prices (Crop 2007, Crop 2008).

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

Prices Evolution

French Malting Barley Price Evolution Crop 2008

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Canada: Barley Supply and Disposition as of April 25, 2008
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April 29
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1995 Sun Microsystems launches Java, the universal Internet programming language that brings “white space” and greater interactivity to millions of websites and Internet users.

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1965 1st use of satellite TV, Early Bird Satellite

May 4
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1979 The first modern leveraged buyout using high-yield junk bonds -- a $381 million deal to take Houdaille Industries private -- is completed by Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.