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1 USD = 2.3185 BRL
1 USD = 31.3197 RUB
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

January 14, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR120.0-122.0 EUR136.0-138.0
6rw Barley EUR114.0-116.0 EUR126.0-128.0
2rs Malt EUR341.5-343.5 EUR352.5-354.5
6rw Malt EUR333.0-335.0 EUR339.5-341.5
Feed Barley EUR103.0-105.0 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

India & United Kingdom: Cobra beer UK seems too expensive to United Breweries ...Click here
Vietnam: Vietnam’s second-largest brewer expects beer sales to rise 17% this year ...Click here
Germany: Per capita beer consumption drops by 2.2 litres in 2008 ...Click here
Belgium & South Korea: InBev reportedly restarts the sale of its Oriental Brewery ...Click here
Chile & Argentina: CCU brewery reports increased beer volumes in Q4 and full year 2008 ...Click here
Japan: Asahi staking on low-malt beer this year ...Click here
Russia: Ochakovo brewery increases exports of premium beers by 32.1% in 2008 ...Click here
Canada: Barley acreage may decrease this spring over price discontent and high 2008 crop ...Click here
United States: US hops crop grows 34% in 2008 ...Click here

United Kingdom: InBev to raise prices on draught beers with Anheuser-Busch price hike already in effect ...More Info
United States: Bud Light enjoying highest sales in 2008, beer price increases unlikely ...More Info
India: Kashmir government and Moslem population oppose UB chairman ...More Info
United Kingdom: Scottish & Newcastle to import and distribute Tiger beer as from March ...More Info
South Africa: South African Breweries bears the palm in local beer launches in 2008 ...More Info
Mexico: Modelo and Femsa should not fear competition from growing beer imports - analyst ...More Info
United States: Light beer becoming the new king of sales ...More Info
Czech Republic & Kyrgyzstan: Budweiser Budvar beer now shipped to Kyrgyz consumers ...More Info
Argentina: Barley acreage to increase 14% in 2008/2009 ...More Info
Japan: Sapporo to launch chocolate beer in a limited edition ...More Info
Estonia: Research shows A. Le Coq Premium beer retained its best selling position in 2008 ...More Info
Malawi: Consumers fear shortage of Carlsberg beers as the brewer suspends production for a month ...More Info
Malaysia: Carlsberg Malaysia offers beer in special cans for the Chinese New Year ...More Info
Azerbaijan: Baltika renames Azerbaijani plant ...More Info
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Brewery News

India & United Kingdom: Cobra beer UK seems too expensive to United Breweries
The £200 million valuation of the UK-based Cobra Beer, which is up for sale, may deter suitors like United Breweries from making a strong ...More Info

Vietnam: Vietnam’s second-largest brewer expects beer sales to rise 17% this year
Vietnam's second-largest brewer Habeco, 16 percent owned by Denmark's Carlsberg, expects revenues this year to jump 26.4 percent on higher beer sales, Reuters communicated ...More Info

Germany: Per capita beer consumption drops by 2.2 litres in 2008
The Germans’ desire for beer is continuing to fall, German Brewery Federation chief Peter Hahn was quoted as saying by Die Welt on January, ...More Info

Belgium & South Korea: InBev reportedly restarts the sale of its Oriental Brewery
InBev has restarted the sale process for its South Korean brewery, The Financial Times cited undisclosed sources on January, 12.

The world’s largest brewer has ...More Info

Chile & Argentina: CCU brewery reports increased beer volumes in Q4 and full year 2008
Brewer Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S.A. (CCU) announced its preliminary Q4 and full year 2008 consolidated volumes on January, 9.

The company said its beer volumes ...More Info

Japan: Asahi staking on low-malt beer this year
Asahi Breweries Ltd., Japan’s biggest beer maker, expects a sharp rise in sales of low-malt beer as recession-hit consumers drown their sorrows with cheap ...More Info

Russia: Ochakovo brewery increases exports of premium beers by 32.1% in 2008
Russia’s Ochakovo brewery achieved in 2008 a 25.6% increase of exports in money terms and a 6.5% exports increase in litres, the Union of ...More Info

Barley News

Canada: Barley acreage may decrease this spring over price discontent and high 2008 crop
Malting barley producers say Canada Malt is not living up to signed contracts now that the value of malting barley has dropped, The Star ...More Info

Hops News

United States: US hops crop grows 34% in 2008
Hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2008 totalled 80.6 mln pounds, Hopsteiner reported on December, 18.

This amount represents a 34 percent increase ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Indigenous Microbial Community of Barley Greatly Influences Grain Germination and Malt Quality

Arja Laitila, Erja Kotaviita, Petri Peltola, Silja Home and Annika Wilhelmson

J. Inst. Brew. 113(1), 9–20, 2007 The present study was carried out to investigate the impacts of bacterial and fungal communities on grain germination and on the malting properties of good-quality two-row barley. In order to suppress the growth of bacterial and/or fungal communities, various antibiotics were added to the first steeping water of barley. This study was also designed to explore the dynamics of the bacterial community in the malting process after antimicrobial treatments by polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE). The diverse microbial community played an active role in the malting ecosystem. Even previously undescribed bacterial species were found in the malting ecosystem. Suppression of the bacterial community mainly consisting of Gram-negative bacteria was advantageous with respect to grain germination and wort separation. In addition, more extract was obtained after antibacterial treatments. The fungal community significantly contributed to the production of microbial beta- glucanases and xylanases, and was also involved in proteolysis. An improved understanding of the complex microbial community and its role in malting enables a more controlled process management and the production of high quality malt with tailored properties. Key words: Bacteria, barley, fungi, malt quality, malting, PCRDGGE. Load full article, 12 pages, 4150 Kb, PDF file

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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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These Days in Business History
January 12
1839: Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania
1906: 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
1948: 1st Supermarket in UK opens
1970: Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

January 13
1785: John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1942: Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
1986: The Wall Street Journal prints a photograph on the cover for the very first time in its history.
1989: Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus

January 14
1873: "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
1914: Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
1980: Gold prices soar hitting more than $800 an ounce
1981: FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish