Beer Market Data from Beer Market Specialists. Sounds Logical.
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Press Release, 11th February, 2009
Beer Market growth slows to 1.7% in 2008 (provisional)
Top 10 World Brewers Table announced
to latest figures released by beer market specialists Plato Logic, the
World Beer market grew by less than 2% in 2008 (provisional). Ian
Pressnell, Director of Plato Logic, commented: “this represents a
sharp slowdown compared to the 5.7% growth seen in 2007; there were
various negative influences in 2008 and a number of markets declined in
the last quarter, according to our latest estimates”.
recent M&A activity, notably the recent creation of A-B InBev, Plato
Logic have now prepared an updated Top 10 World Brewers league table,
based pro forma 2008 volumes (latest estimates).
shows that A-B InBev takes the number 1 spot, ahead of SABMiller,
Heineken and Carlsberg. The new ‘Big 4’ have established a clear
lead, with combined market share estimated at 50% (pro forma 2008).
World’s Leading Brewers, pro forma 2008, latest estimates, million hl
Plato Logic Limited.
Notes to chart: The A-B InBev figures
exclude Modelo and other minority investments. ‘MillerCoors’ volume
allocated 50/50 to SABMiller and MCBC. Heineken and Carlsberg figures
adjusted for S&N acquisition. Some deals may be pending
Plato Logic currently estimate another year of low growth. Commenting on
the outlook, Ian Pressnell said: “Since 1980, the World Beer Market
has only seen one year of decline; we remain cautiously optimistic that
2009 will see a positive development, although the outcome in China may
significantly influence the ‘headline’ figure.”
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