BMI View: Belarus's food and drink sector will experience modest growth over our forecast period. Weak
consumer purchasing power and a tepid economic growth will constrain consumer spending throughout our
forecast period. Regressive regulations in the mass grocery ret ..."
Most soft drinks categories demonstrated a decline in sales in Q2-16 and in 2016 overall. Difficult economic conditions and much less favorable weather than a year ago led to worsened sales. Very few new products were introduced during Q2-1 ..."
BMI View: High inflation will continue to depress consumer spending over 2016 despite growing at a
relatively slower pace during this period. Growth in the food and drink sectors will be largely driven by
economically priced mass market offerings; we expect staple foo ..."
Soft drinks have suffered from low consumer spending power and a drop in domestic production. Both wine and spirits saw yet another quarterly contraction in Q1-16, resulted from a combination of unfavourable economic factors and government ..."
BMI View: Belarus' food and drink industry will contract in US dollar terms in 2016 as household
spending remains under pressure due to a dire economic environment. We hold a weak consumer outlook as
high inflation erodes real wages, resulting in consumers reducing di ..."
The Belarusian economy continues to struggle, and this accelerated during Q4-15 further reducing consumer spending. Imports and exports, which used to be the main driver for the economy, continued to decline in all beverage categories. Belarusi ..."
BMI View: The Belarusian food and drink industry will grow at constrained rates as economic conditions
remain dire in the country. Household consumption will remain weak as consumer purchasing power is
eroded by rising inflation, currency devaluations and the escalati ..."
Some of the key trends noted across Belarus include: consumers starting to watch their sugar intake especially in western markets where low calorie variants are taking share, or consumers moving towards packaged water and flavoured waters; frui ..."
SummaryNegative outlook due to the challenging economic environment and with high expectations of a devaluation of the national currency. Political reforms are being discussed as a possibility. Most soft drinks experienced a decline in both volume and value. T ..."
BMI View: The Belarusian food and drink market will suffer from the worsening economic situation as the
country is expected to slide into recession in 2015. Household consumption will remain constrained due to
the effects of the ruble devaluation, limited wage growth ..."