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Current business profile

Zambian Breweries plc, is the largest lager and traditional beer producer in the country. Capacity constraints that had previously limited growth in Zambia have now been alleviated with the commissioning of the brewhouse at Ndola in November 2012. Lager volume growth of 12% was achieved through improved availability and an improved economic environment. The premium portfolio benefited from strong growth of Castle Lite, while Castle Lager and Mosi performed well in the mainstream segment. Soft drinks delivered strong volume growth. Traditional beer volumes also posted good growth aided by the launch of Chibuku Super in the first half of the year which has begun to revolutionise the category.

Performance

Share of total beer market*

Bar graph of Total share of beer market

87%

Share of total soft drinks market*

Bar graph of Total soft drinks market share

59%

* Management estimates

Volume (hl 000)

Five-year summary
Bar graph of Volume (hl 000) - Five-year summary
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Lager 604 706 906 1,058 1,188
Soft drinks 546 698 742 820 1,033
Other 1,723 1,718 1,900 1,738 2,321
Total 2,873 3,122 3,549 3,616 4,542

Beer consumption*

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8
litres per capita

* Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.