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on December 14, 2022
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 14, 2022
      1 EUR = 1.0582 USD
1 EUR = 0.8588 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4378 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5546 AUD
1 EUR = 144.5740 JPY
1 EUR = 5.6121 BRL
1 EUR = 66.6734 RUB
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1 USD = 0.8115 GBP
1 USD = 1.3588 CAD
1 USD = 1.4690 AUD
1 USD = 136.6200 JPY
1 USD = 5.3035 BRL
1 USD = 63.0077 RUB
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December 14, 2022
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2022
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 337.00-339.00 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 313.00-315.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 269.00-271.00-
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 664.50-666.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 635.00-637.00 -
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2023
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 335.00-337.00 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 319.00-321.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 661.00-663.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 697.00-699.00 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2022
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
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Brewery news World: January-October beer sales up in China, Germany, decline in the US ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Beer and quasi-beer sales down 8% in November ...Click here
Brewery news World: Budweiser setting its sights on being the "King of Non-Alcoholic Beers" ...Click here

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Barley news World: Brewers in Europe and Africa facing biggest pressures on input costs - analysts ...Click here

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Brewery news Mexico: Grupo Modelo raises prices, citing inflation ...Click here
Brewery news Thailand: Recent easing of restrictions on small breweries still seen as protection for dominant players ...Click here
Brewery news India: Craft beer maker Bira 91 becomes legal entity ahead of initial public offering ...Click here
Brewery news Cameroon: Brewer SABC rebrands, launches 5-year investment program ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Ukraine exports 1.5 mln tonnes of barley in 2022/23 season ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Judge rejects Grupo Modelo’s request to hold Constellation Brands liable for selling Corona-branded hard seltzer without permission ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

12 December
1858 - Bank of the US opens
1858 - Washington DC established as capital of US
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
1901 - Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US
1991 - Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community

13 December
1789 - England & Russia sign trade agreement
1789 - 1st loan to U.S. Government (from New York City banks)
1898 - Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1983 - British Airways incorporates

14 December
1503 - Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam] French astrologist/prophet is born
1911 - South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1960 - Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
1967 - DNA created in a test tube


February 2023:
10 - 13: HoReCa 2023 (Athens, Greece)
16 - 18: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2023 (Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, UK)
20 - 23: Beer & Food Attraction 2023 (Rimini, Italy)
23 - 25: Brewer World Conclave 2023 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2023:
07 - 09: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2023 (Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
08 - 11: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2023 (Blumenau, Brazil)
15 - 16: BeerX 2023 (Liverpool, UK)
24 - 26: St Malo Craft Beer Expo 2023 (St Malo, France)

April 2023:
02 - 06: 15th International Trends in Brewing 'Beer & Society' 2023 (Leuven, Belgium)
06 - 08: KIBEX 2023 (Seoul, South Korea)
22 - 23: Zythos Beer Festival 2023 (Kortrijk, Belgium)

May 2023:
07 - 10: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
10 - 10: World Beer Cup 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
12 - 14: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2023 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
12 - 13: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2023 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
18 - 21: Mondial de la Biere 2023 (Montreal, Canada)
22 - 28: Budapest Beer Week 2023 (Budapest, Hungary)
22 - 23: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2023 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
25 - 27: InnBrew 2023 (Barcelona, Spain)
30 - 01 June: Beviale Mexico 2023 (Mexico City, Mexico)
30 - 01 June: Craft Beer China 2023 (Shanghai, China)

June 2023:
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05 - 06: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2023 (Tallinn, Estonia)
13 - 14: IGC Grains Conference 2023 (London, UK)

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Brewery newsWorld: January-October beer sales up in China, Germany, decline in the US
Chinese beer output totalled 18.6 mln hl in October, minus 14.1% % y/y. The January-October volume was 313.0 mln hl, plus 0.6% y/y, H. ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Beer and quasi-beer sales down 8% in November
Beer and quasi-beer sales fell 8 pct from a year before in Japan in November, still reeling from October price hikes, estimates from Kirin ...More info on site

Brewery news World: Budweiser setting its sights on being the "King of Non-Alcoholic Beers"
At Budweiser, the "King of Beers" is setting its sights on being the "King of Non-Alcoholic Beers," according to one top beverage analyst, AOL reported on December 12.

"Alcohol-free beer is a key growth segment, with the company continuing to invest behind growth of Budweiser Zero as well as opening the platform for craft breweries as well," Evercore ISI's Robert Ottenstein wrote in a new note.

Ottenstein shared observations from a Beverage Digest presentation he attended last week, where AB InBev management discussed major growth drivers such as non-alcoholic beer and hard seltzers.

"Stigmas behind non-alcoholic [beer] from consumers have been falling, led by Europe but now seeing similar trends in the U.S. as well," Ottenstein added.

The analyst has an Outperform rating on AB InBev with a $70 price target, implying an upside of 17% from current levels.

Budweiser Zero — which contains no alcohol, as its name implies — debuted in the summer of 2020. And that launch was well-timed.

Total dollar sales of non-alcoholic drinks in the U.S. stood at $395 million, up 20.6% year over year, through August of this year, according to data from NielsenIQ. Non-alcoholic beer made up 85.3% of that total sales figure, with a market valued at $328.6 ...More info on site

Brewery news Mexico: Grupo Modelo raises prices, citing inflation
With more than 10 beer brands in the market, Grupo Modelo announced prices hike as from December 12 owing to inflation, the National Small Business Association (ANPEC) reported.

Among the beers affected are labels like Corona, Modelo, Pacífico, Modelo Especial, Victoria, Negra Modelo, Montejo and León. Information about the new price tags was not available by the time this article was written.

With an average consumption of 55 to 68 litres per year, beer is one of the beverages most consumed by Mexicans. At the same time, it is one of the products inflation has hit the hardest.

According to the national statistics institute, INEGI, beer prices in México rose 11.7% in October — the beverage’s largest variation in prices in more than 12 years. While national inflation reached 8.5%, the INEGI data shows that the price of beer has increased at a faster rate than inflation in the last four months.

Globally, beer has also been affected by inflation. According to the Beer Index (carried out by investment firm eToro), the cost of beer production has increased 62% in the last two years. Prices of goods like water, malt, sugar, yeast and hops have skyrocketed along with prices of aluminum (to produce the ...More info on site

Brewery news Thailand: Recent easing of restrictions on small breweries still seen as protection for dominant players
Thailand's recent easing of restrictions on small breweries could crack open a beer market that is essentially a duopoly, but some argue the government still aims to protect the dominant players by opting for less-ambitious measures, the Nikkei Asia reported on December12.

Beer aficionados met at a park outside Bangkok late last month to celebrate the occasion, with small-scale brewing equipment brought in for the event.

"I want to try making something bitter and aromatic," one red-faced attendee said.

Previously, getting a brewery license required at least 10 million baht ($286,000) in capital and annual production of 100,000 to 1 million litres - in other words, a minimum equivalent to nearly 300,000 cans. Both of these hurdles were scrapped with amendments to Finance Ministry regulations implemented Nov. 2.

The looser regulations will make it easier for newcomers to enter the market, encouraging more diversity, said Wichit Saiklao, founder of Chit Beer, a popular brewery. More than 90% of Thailand's beer market is controlled by Boon Rawd Brewery and Thai Beverage, makers of the Singha and Chang brands, respectively.

But craft brewers remain blocked from retail markets, allowed to serve their beers only on the brewery premises. According to Wichit, last month's event technically violated the ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Craft beer maker Bira 91 becomes legal entity ahead of initial public offering
Gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO), craft beer maker Bira 91 has now become a legal entity. As per the company’s regulatory filings, the startup has converted into a public company and renamed itself as B9 Beverages Limited, Inc42 reported on December 12.

The conversion to a public company marks a key milestone in its plans to list on the Indian bourses. Post this, the startup will file its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI). In the prospectus, the startup will specify the amount it plans to raise and its financial health.

Meanwhile, the company’ board has given its green light to expand the employee stock options (ESOP) pool. As part of this, a special resolution was passed to increase Bira 91’s existing ESOP pool by 1,566,390 options. The company’s ESOP pool now stands at 3,649,199 options.

Founded in 2015 by Ankur Jain, Bira 91 sells crafted beers and has a presence in 550 towns and cities across 18 countries.

The move to convert to a public company comes weeks after it raised $70 Mn from Japanese beverage conglomerate Kirin Holdings. In August 2021, the startup lapped up around $20 ...More info on site

Brewery news Cameroon: Brewer SABC rebrands, launches 5-year investment program
Brewing Company SABC, formerly known as Société Anonyme des brasseries du Cameroun, announced its rebranding into Société Anonyme des boissons du Cameroun. As part of this new era, the company is also launching a 5-year investment program to inject CFA200 billion into its expansion, Business in Cameroon reported on December 13.

As a reminder, SABC is also expected to conclude the takeover of Guinness Cameroun by the end of this year or early 2023, following the approval of competition authorities. The CFA300 billion deal was officially announced on July 14, 2022.

As of 2023, investments will focus on increasing both SABC and Guinness products in Cameroon, we learned. Specifically, the company will build three new production lines for Guinness products Yaoundé, Garoua, and Bafoussam. According to Stéphane Descazeaud, CEO of SABC, these three lines will have a total annual production capacity of 2.1 million hectoliters.

The investment program launched by the SABC also includes an increase in the production of glass packaging at the Société Camerounaise de Verrerie (Socaver) in Douala. Socaver is another local subsidiary of the Castel Group, which already supplies several brewery companies in Cameroon and abroad. "From 2023, we will increase its production capacity by 25%, then by ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Judge rejects Grupo Modelo’s request to hold Constellation Brands liable for selling Corona-branded hard seltzer without permission
A Manhattan federal judge on December 13 rejected a request from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA's Grupo Modelo to hold Constellation Brands Inc liable for allegedly selling Corona-branded hard seltzer without its permission, Reuters reported.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled that Modelo is not entitled to an immediate pre-trial win in its trademark case against Constellation, the U.S. distributor of its Corona beer. Kaplan also denied Constellation's bid to end the case early last month.

The decision sets up a jury trial that could turn on how the companies defined the word "beer" in a trademark licensing agreement.

Representatives from Constellation and AB InBev did not immediately respond to requests for comment on December 14.

Modelo filed the lawsuit last year, arguing Constellation's Corona Hard Seltzer breached a licensing agreement and infringed its trademarks. It said the agreement only allowed Constellation to sell beer under the Corona name.

Constellation said the agreement's definition of "beer" also covers hard seltzer, while Modelo said no reasonable jury could find that it encompasses hard seltzer.

Kaplan said on December 13 that Modelo's argument may be stronger, but the agreement's definition of "beer" was still too ambiguous to determine before trial.

"Modelo has more dictionaries on its side of this debate over ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: Barley world markets estimates more or less unchanged in November
USDA and IGC keep their world demand estimates for barley world markets more or less unchanged, close to 30 mln tonnes, H. M. Gauger ...More info on site

Barley newsWorld: Brewers in Europe and Africa facing biggest pressures on input costs - analysts
Brewers in Western Europe and Africa face the biggest pressures on input costs – with malted barley prices in Europe up 70% on average ...More info on site

Barley news Ukraine: Ukraine exports 1.5 mln tonnes of barley in 2022/23 season
Ukraine has exported almost 19.7 million tonnes of grain so far in the 2022/23 season, down 31.5% from the 28.7 million tonnes exported by the same stage of the previous season, agriculture ministry data showed on December 14.

The volume included around 7.3 million tonnes of wheat, 10.8 million tonnes of corn and about 1.5 million tonnes of barley.

After an almost six-month blockade caused by the Russian invasion, three Ukrainian Black Sea ports were unblocked at the end of July under a deal between Moscow and Kyiv brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.

The government has said that Ukraine could harvest about 51 million tonnes of grain this year, down from a record 86 million tonnes in 2021, because of the loss of land to Russian forces and lower yields.

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