"Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant from the beginning of the year has sold beer 10 % more than last year
From the beginning of 2003 "Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant has sold 18,66 million decilitres of beer. Including November 2003 - 1,43 million decilitres, that is 10 % more than for the same period of 2002, informed the press service of "Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant. In the current year "Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant started production of 4 new sorts: "Slavutich - alcohol free", "Slavytich red", "Slavutich Weiss", "Arsenal Light". In total the plant produces 15 sorts of beer. In September 19, 2003 the plant got the certificates of integrated system of product quality and environment control ISO 9001-2000 and ISO14001-1996. "Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant is founded on the basis of Zaporozhye brewery 2. In 1993 firm became JSC. The working control belongs to "Baltic Beverages Holding", founded by the companies "Hartwall" (Finland), "Pripps" (Sweden) and "Ringnes" (Norway). In 2002 "Slavutich" beer and soft drinks plant sold 19,37 million decilitres of beer. Its production covers up to 14 % of the Ukrainian beer market.

" Agency of Industrial News "

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Beer market upsets brewers
The head of "Russian Brewers Union", the president of "Baltica" JSC Taimuraz Bolloev has declared, that the branch he heads, loses the attractiveness for the businessmen. "Now there is no investment approach, as it was earlier. Moreover there are a lot of people wishing to sell their business. "The reason of it is the absence of perspective and state support ", - the chairman of "Russian Brewers Union" regrets. According to Mr. Bolloev, contrasted to the last year beer production in this country will be increased in 2003 no more than 3 %, whereas in 2002 the volume of production contrasted to 2001 grew 10,1 % (702 million decilitres). The head of "Russian Brewers Union" considers, that brewing branch experiences severe problems, especially it concerns small and medium companies, where production is reduced 30-40%. Taimuraz Bolloev explains low growth of production volumes by unreasoned excise and fiscal policy of the state. Thus "there is no saturation of the Russian beer market", Mr. Bolloev considers. "It would be possible to speak about it only in case we have reached at least European consumption level per capita. Our consumption level is twice lower than European one ", - marked Mr.Bolloev.

"The Kommersant - Money", "Russian Brewers Union"

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Kirishsk glass plant will increase production of bottles twice
The project of glass bottle production dilating at Kirishsk glass plant is a building of the second shop with three lines of 220 million bottles annually. The building will begin in March 2004, and the start is planned to 2005. The volume of the investments in building is $20 millions. Now the company negotiates to engage the credits of the Czech company "Interbanka A. S", which granted the bound credit for the building of the first line of the plant in 2001. The volume of borrowing means can amount to more than 85 % of the project's budget. The largest share of Kirishsk plant deliveries in Russia will be aimed at regional plants of "Baltica" brewing company. Thus even after the start of the second shop the main customer of plant's production in St.-Petersburg (50 %) will also remain "Baltica". 10 % of deliveries go to "Heineken Brewery". The first line of the shop with annual power of 226 million bottles was started in December 2002. According to the company's calculations, after the start of the new shop the share of the main customer, "Baltica" JSC, will not change. As Tatiana Abramova, the deputy director of "North-West glass company" (structure of "Kirishsk glass plant") said, half a year before the start of the line the company will conduct researches of the market and will determine colour of the glass. "Beer branch is inclined to produce canned beer, and if the tendency receives development, we shall be compelled to redirected on wine and vodka branch. Accordingly we'll produce white and green "wine" glass. However, it does not influence the cost price", - she said. By the estimations of "Baltica" brewing company, the market capacity for beer glass bottles in St.-Petersburg makes 10-15 million bottles per month. According to "Baltica", on the background of growth of requirement in aluminium can the requirement for glass will not be diminished. In the Leningrad area Kirishsk plant has only one potential competitor - "Veda-PAK" (Kingisepp), which also plans to adjust production of dark beer bottles in 2004, but the production volume is not determined yet. Thus the volume of vodka container from "Veda-PAK" since 2004 will make about 300 million bottles (after the start of the second sequential queue of the plant in December, 2003), and the requirement of Northwest area vodka branch in glass bottles makes 400 million bottles annually. In brewing branch the growth of requirement in transparent glass is forecasted (today colourless container is used only in production of "Miller" and "Tinkoff" beer), and also in non-standard shape bottles. In 2004 "Baltica" plans to produce beer in transparent bottles and (it is planned to purchase containers only from the regional producers).

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"Patra" JSC increased volume of production 4 %
The volume of production of "Patra" JSC for 11 months of 2003 increased 4 % contrasted to the same period of 2002, up to 794 million 233 thousand roubles, the press service of the company informed. In total from the beginning of 2003 the company produced 7 million 226 thousand 800 decilitres of production, that is 4,2 % higher than the index of the same period of the last year. Thus the volumes of beer production amounted to 98 % from the level of 2002, the volumes of soft drinks production have grown 2,1 times. In November, 2003 "Patra" brewery shipped to the customers 517900 decilitres of beer and soft drinks, that is 0,3 % more, than a year earlier. The production volumes in November, 2003 in the operational prices amounted to 62 million 340 thousand roubles, that 1 % exceeds the index of November 2002.

"Ros Business Consulting", yarmarka.net

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The net profit of "Yarpivo" for 9 months increased 11,2 % - up to 1,19 billion roubles
The net profit of "Yarpivo" JSC (Yaroslavl) for 9 months of 2003 increased 11,2 % contrasted to the same period of the last year (1,07 billion roubles) - up to 1,19 billion roubles. The reporting of the emitter testifies to it. The net profit of the emitter increased 27,4 % - up to 4799 million roubles, and the cost price increased from 2055 million roubles up to 2479 million roubles. (growth - 20,6 %). The gross profit has grown 35.5 % - up to 2319 million roubles. The commercial consumptions have grown 35.6 % - up to 273,1 million roubles. The administrative expenses have grown 3 times - up to 334,3 million roubles. The profit from sales increased 14.1 % - up to 1712 million roubles, the profit up to the taxation has grown 14.2 % - up to 1561 million roubles, and the sum of the taxes, paid by the company, has increased from 302 million roubles - up to 343,4 million roubles. In the end of September, 2003 the share of "Yarpivo" in the Russian market amounted to 7,2 % (with sales volume for 9 months 41,25 million decilitres) against 6 % in the end of 2002 and 5,5 % in the end of 2001. Under the data of the Yaroslavl plant, in the end of September 2003 the main competitors of the company, "Baltica" and "Ochakovo", took 20,8 % and 7,2 % of the market accordingly. Under the totals for 11 months of 2003 "Yarpivo" have sold 49 millions decilitres of beer. It is 13 % more than the same indexes of 2002 (43,4 million decilitres). Sales volume amounted to 5665 million roubles, that 39 % exceeds the sum from production for the same period of the last year (4089 million roubles). The authorized capital of "Yarpivo" makes 74,32 million roubles. In circulation there are 743,2 thousand common stocks with the rating of 100 roubles. Sixty percent of the plant shares belong to the Swedish consortium "Baltic Beverage Holdings AB", twelve percents to director generally of "Yarpivo" Anatoly Arzimanov.

AK & M

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Udmurtiya was let down by eurobottle
Under the forecasts of Udmurtiya Government among the branches, which in 2004 will develop extensively (that is, without the increment) are light industry, production of building stuffs and glass industry. Until now glass plants, specially Mozhginsk "Svet", were leading companies known all over Russia. What happened today? In the market there are two new trends, which let down the Udmurt glaziers. First, many breweries and spirit companies again bottled part of production in plastic container. Second, many breweries in order to avoid fakes, refused from a standard eurobottle and began to bottle beer in exclusive bottles, for the production of which the plant "Svet" has no equipment.

"Russian Brewers Union"

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The loss of "Stepan Razin plant" for the 3-d quarter of 2003 amounted to 199 million 930 thousand roubles
The loss of "Stepan Razin plant" for the 3-d quarter of 2003 amounted to 199 million 930 thousand roubles. According to the financial report of the brewery, the income for January - September of the current year amounted to 623 million 766 thousand roubles. Thus the index of the gross profit is 24 million 170 thousand roubles. The sum of the uncovered loss in September 30, 2003 makes 548 million 667 thousand roubles. The main cause of losses in the financial report of the company was called the excess of product cost contrasted to obtained income from sales which was the consequence of incorrect costs control and absence of legible system of their planning. The charter capital of "Stepan Razin plant" makes 70 million roubles that correspond to the constituent documents of the emitter; the size of the stand-by capital of the emitter formed by the assignments from the profit makes 10,5 million roubles. The emitter has no undistributed net profit, the emitter failed to make target financing; the total sum of the emitter's capital makes 8 billion 135,4 million roubles. The essential change of the capital structures for January - September of the current year did not take place. The sum of long-term financial investments of the plant in the end of the III quarter of 2003 makes 67,1 million roubles. 93,5 % of them is the loans granted to organizations for the term of more than12 months, and 6,5 % are invested by the emitter in other organizations. The sum of near-term financial investments of the emitter in the end of the III quarter makes 4 billion 973 million 848 thousand roubles. 0,5 % of them is short-term loans granted to organizations, and 99,5 % is the other financial investments. The emitter did not have own redeemed shares. Let's remind, that "Stepan Razin" brand is the regional Petersburg trademark. In March, 2003 about 92 % of all sales were made in St.-Petersburg. The remaining volumes are sold in Moscow and Northwest region.

"Ros Business Consulting", yarmarka.net

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"Rexam" has bought 89 % of the Brazilian "Latasa SA" shares
"Rexam PLC", the large producer of consumer packaging, announced about acquisition of 89 % shares of the company "Latasa SA". The bargain was promulgated in October 31, 2003. "Latasa" company is the leading producer and supplier of aluminium containers for drinks in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, maintaining production of soft drinks and beer. For "Rexam" acquisition of "Latasa" shares is one more step to world leadership of the company in manufacturing cans for drinks. Sticking to the selected policy, "Latasa" now will work under the name "Rexam Beverage Can South America".

Propivo.ru

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The totals of "Volga" brewing company activity in November 2003 are made
The plan of production sales of "Volga" brewing company was exceeded 15%. The volume of beer sales in November amounted to 480 thousand decilitres, that is 26 % more than in November 2002. Thus the sales of the trademark "Rusich" amounted to 85 thousand decilitres (+ 33 % by November, 2002), and the trademarks "Okskoye" - 395 thousand decilitres (+ 25 % by November, 2002). For eleven months of the current year 6 million 220 thousand decilitres of beer were produced (+ 44 % to the same period of 2002). Sales volume amounted to740 million roubles, that 70 % exceeds the sum from the sold production for the same period of the last year. Under the forecasts of the analytical centre of the company, the annual plan of sales for 2003 - 6 millions 420 thousand decilitres will be executed in the first decade of December. Under last data of "Business Analytica" CSC, in October the share of "Volga" brewing company in the Nizhniy Novgorod market of beer makes 34 % (+ 4 % by January, 2003). The trademarks "Rusich" and "Okskoye" are the leaders of sales. Their share is accordingly 12 % and 22 % from the general beer market of Nizhniy Novgorod region.

Press service "Russian Brewers Union"

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"Pikra" increases beer sales volumes
For 11 months of 2003 "Pikra" company (Krasnoyarsk) sold 908,8 thousand hectolitres of beer. Beer sales volume was increased 36 % compared to the same period of the last year. The main brands of the company are "Kupecheskoye" and "Legenda". For this period the company sold 215,8 thousand hectolitres of soft drinks and mineral water. The sales of alcohol free production in 2003 grew 44 % compared to the sales of 2002.

Press service "Russian Brewers Union"


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