In the three quarters of the current year Kazakhstan produced 466.2 million liters of beer, up by 5.7% YoY.
The main producers were Carlsberg Kazakhstan and Efes – their combined share amounted to about 75% of total production in the country.
In the regional context, Almaty and Almaty region accounted for 62.2% of total production in the reporting period.
Such large beer producing companies as Carlsberg Kazakhstan, Caspian Beverage Holding, First Brewery and Efes Kazakhstan operate there.
Along with the growth of production, beer imports to Kazakhstan have also grown: in the three quarters they amounted to 54.8 million liters, up by 31.8%. However, imports covered only 11.6% of the local demand, while its 88.4% was met by domestic production.
At the same time, beer exports fell by a third.
As for the price of the beverage, it increased by 8.3%. (Trend/Business World Magazine)