26 Nov 2009 16:45

Baltika starts supplying beer to Guinea

ST. PETERSBURG. Nov 26 (Interfax) - OJSC Baltika Brewing Company has exported its first shipment of beer to Guinea in Western African, the company said in a statement.

The first shipments of 17,000 liters was exported from St. Petersburg through Bremerhaven, Germany and on to the Guinean port of Conakry.

Baltika is the only Russian beer producer that exports it product to African countries. The company began to supply beer to Africa in 2008. Baltika products are sold in Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, the Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau.

In January-September 2009, Baltika's sales in African countries came to around 1 million liters.

Baltika Breweries includes eleven breweries in nine Russian regions and one in Azerbaijan. The company's main owner is Baltic Beverage Holding (BBH), which is owned by Carlsberg.