Obolon Corporation, one of the largest producers of beer and soft drinks in Ukraine, is entering the Chinese market. Head of the supervisory board of public joint-stock company Obolon Serhiy Bloschanevych said at the National Export Forum that Ukrainian breweries are trying to compensate their loss of part of the domestic market. He said that the most promising markets are the Asian, Latin American and African markets, while the EU market is saturated and competitive…Full Article: Interfax Apr 2015

Key Point

  • In August 2014, Russia banned imports of Ukrainian beer made by Obolon, SUN InBev Ukraine and Ukrainian Distribution Company.

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  • From 2012 to 2013, mainland Chinese imports of Ukrainian beer increased from 62,330 liters to 585,250 liters.
  • In 2013, Russia imported 159 million liters of Ukrainian beer.

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