According to the Ukrpyvo industry organization, the main reasons for
the continued decline on the market are fiscal pressure on the industry
and a forced increase in beer prices due to the rise in the cost of raw
materials, energy and fuel.
According to the organization, the average retail price of beer
(including the HoReCa segment) in the period increased by 16.7%, to Hr
14.7 per liter.
At the same time, beer imports to Ukraine in January-June 2012
totaled 2.4 million dal, worth $23.3 million, which is 50% up from 2011
in natural terms and 52.3% up in monetary terms.