It’s enough to give brewers a headache

Imported malt prices have soared 50 per cent over the past year, while the cost of aluminium has risen between 30 and 40 per cent. In addition, transport fuel costs have risen between 50 and 60 per cent.

“You’ll see worldwide over the next year some quite significant price increases in the industry to recover those costs.”

In New Zealand, pressure also comes at the retail end as supermarkets controlled by Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs become increasingly the main point of sale for beer, which in turn puts margin pressure on producers.

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  1. God that article is a wind up. So, according to the big boys, the answer to the problems the brewing industry faces are: Monteiths Summer ‘Ale’, and, Steinlager Pure. No wonder they’re in the shit.

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