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Economic Commission (JTC) Meeting
November 10, 1998

Information for the meeting
Economic Commission Report
IHGC Table

 

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Information for the meeting

lead by its Chairman Mr. J.P. Feldmann will be held on November 10, 1998 at 15.30 in the Carlton hotel (Nuremberg, FR Germany).

IHGC representatives are asked to prepare their usual data information and send them to Mr. J.P. Feldmann by Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 51 14 43 or by Email: hopfr@worldnet.fr not latter than November 2, 1998.

You are also asked to arrange your accommodation by yourself. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to seeing you soon in Nuremberg.

Dr. Martin Pavlovic

 

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Economic commission Report

The compilation of the estimates turned in from individual countries has produced the following results:

But you are to use these figures carefully because Bulgaria, Ukraine and England have not been able to give us accurate data. If you examine these figures, its obvious that the reduction of acreage and the decrease of the production (in Zentners of hops and in tons of Alpha) exceed greatly the estimates from August in Yakima. The main reason of this were the worldwide bad weather conditions from August, heat, lack of rainfall, wind, etc.

Nevertheless it is too early to rejoice and to think that all our problems are now settled. As the Hop market shows, the breweries are not reacting. Nothing has happened, the prices on the spot market are still very low and this despite the fact that there are only small quantities of hops available at growers or Pools storage.

Also for forward contracts on an acceptable price level you will find no interest. To be able to make a workable market analysis we need more information:

The hop business must continue to work on in order to get an acceptable price level for the grower. There isn’t any reason to leave the road of acreage reduction to stabilize prices. We also have to attend to the stability of the hop market worldwide and take care that no hop growing country exits the industry.

Nuremberg, November 10., 1998

The Chairman
JP Feldmann

 

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IHGC Table

IHGC - Economic Commission: Nürnberg, November 10, 1998

IHB - Wirtschaftskommission: Nürnberg, den 10. November 1998

CICH - Comité Economique: Nuremberg, le 10 Novembre 1998

Country

Hop acreage (ha) 1997

Hop production 1997 (cwt.)

ALPHA

Hop acreage 1998 (ha)

Production 1998

ALPHA

Land

Hopfenanbaufläche (ha) 1997

Hopfenproduktion 1997 (Ztr.)

PROD.

Hopfenanbaufläche 1998 (ha)

Produktion 1998 (Ztr.=50 kg)

PROD.

 

AROMA

ALPHA

TOTAL

NEW-

NEUE

AROMA

ALPHA

TOTAL

Metric

tons

AROMA

ALPHA

TOTAL

NEW-NEUE

AROMA

ALPHA

TOTAL

Metric

tons

Australia

90

963

1 053

 

1 800

49 100

50 900

276,55

60

586

646

 

1 460

29 680

31 140

152,05

Belgium

92,5

211,5

304

30

3 475

10 381

13 856

68,15

88

176

264

 

3 168

8 006

11 164

51,53

Bulgaria

105

280

385

 

1 428

4 820

6 248

22,40

105

280

385

     

8 000

 
Czech rep.

7 036

 

7 036

424

148 244

 

148 244

289,00

5 800

40

5840

322

100 000

800

100 800

188,50

FR Germany

12 874

6 912

19 786

1 594

427 539

254 117

681 656

2 681,00

   

18 775

906

   

600 000

2 100,00

France

627

63

690

84

20 592

2 421

23 013

42,36

702

52

754

43

23 235

2 114

25 349

41,07

New Zealand

106

248

354

-1

3 881

11 499

15 380

101,10

140

209

349

-5

4 661

8 227

12 888

80,30

Poland

1 880

600

2 480

47

45 000

18 500

63 500

202,50

1 480

600

2 080

 

27 000

15 000

42 000

128,40

Russia

1 377

320

1 697

10

13 676

3 264

16 940

32,02

1 010

320

1 330

8

9 797

2 688

12 485

26,90

Slovakia

800

 

800

 

16 000

 

16 000

32,00

450

 

450

 

8 000

 

8 000

14,00

Slovenia

2 039

90

2 129

153

77 680

3 120

80 800

246,70

1 883

50

1 933

75

60 100

1 900

62 000

170,40

Spain  

518

518

323

 

23 143

23 143

108,80

 

826

826

   

28 717

28 717

134,90

UK - England

1 763

872

2 635

218

49 484

28 497

77 981

344,60

1 398

573

1 971

84

39 273

18 455

57 728

310,14

Ukraine

1 800

300

2 100

 

12 100

2 500

17 600

30,6

   

1 200

     

20 000

50,00

USA

6 434

11 090

17 524

 

201 949

477 280

679 229

3335,00

4 866

9 852

14 719

 

134 050

402 220

536 270

2 700

Yugoslavia

182,4

401,6

584

 

2 256

9 636

11 892

25,70

182,4

401,6

584

 

2 000

10 000

12 000

26,50

                                 
IHGC total

37 205,9

22 869,1

60 075

2 882

1 025 104

898 278

1 956 382

7 838,48

18 164,4

13 965,6

52 106

1 433

412 744

527 807

1 568 541

6 174,69

IHGC 96>97

42 080,4

24 110,6

66 191

3 048

1 154 405

1 003 844

2 158 249

8 384,10

37 205,9

22 869,1

60 075

2 882

1 025 104

898 278

1 956 382

7 838,48

Difference. 1997 - 1996

Difference 1998 - 1997

                                 

+/- (value)

-4 874,5

-1 241,5

-6 116

- 166

-129 301

-105 566

-231 867

-545,62

   

-7 969

     

-357 841

-1 663,79

+/- (%)

- 11,6

- 5,1

- 9,2

- 5,4

- 11,2

- 10,5

- 10,7

- 6,5

   

-13,3

     

- 18,6

-21,2

Figures of Ukraine, UK and Bulgaria are only estimations, alpha figures of Ukraine, UK and USA, also. (1 Ztr. = 1 cwt. 50 kg of hops)