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Research and Markets: China Liquor Industry Report 2009-2010.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "China Liquor Industry Report, 2009-2010" report to their offering.

It is in the year of 2009 that Chinese liquor industry witnessed most significant growth, with the output of liquor peaking 7,069,300 kiloliters ever since 2006, up 23.8% from a year earlier. The output of liquor continued to grow and rose 29.4% YoY to 4, 125, 000 kiloliters in China in the first half of 2010. In July, the output of liquor increased to 563, 000 kiloliters, a 6% YoY rise, but with a sharp drop in the growth rate against the same period of last year mainly because the growth rate for the liquor output in Shandong and Henan was gearing down.

Chinese liquor industry characterizes a relatively high concentration degree since the liquor output of Top 10 provinces in 2009 occupied 79.47% of national total output, of which Sichuan, the largest province of liquor brewage, enjoyed a share of 22.06% by output. China's high-end liquor brands are mostly distributed in Sichuan and Guizhou.

Luzhou-flavor, Maotai-flavor and Fen-flavor liquor are the mainstream of liquor market. Kweichow Moutai liquor is dominating the Maotai-flavor market, Wuliangye liquor takes the lead in the Luzhou-flavor market, and Shanxi Fenjiu liquor is the representative of the Fen-flavor market.

The operation of liquor enterprises is featured by a pyramid shape of output ranging from high to low-grade liquor and an inverted pyramid model of sales profit. Concretely, high-grade liquor enjoys a small share by output but with the most remunerative profit; medium-grade liquor have relatively balanced output and profit; and low-grade liquor is with the largest output proportion but the least profit. The enterprises seize the market mainly by low-grade liquor to strengthen brand awareness and then make more profits through high-grade liquor.

As far as regional development is concerned, Shandong Province holds the largest output of liquor in East China but with certain fluctuation. Sichuan Province possesses large ever growing output of liquor.

Regarding the development of liquor enterprises, high-grade liquor companies have intensified the development and propaganda of their medium-grade liquor, while medium-grade liquor enterprises have promoted the marketing work so as to popularize their high-end liquor. Along with the growing income of residents and the expansion of the middle class, the demand for medium-grade liquor increases in China. In 2010, Wuliangye Group gives priority to the development of medium and high-priced liquor and focuses on the marketing of Liuheye Liquor; Kweichow Moutai Company energetically promotes Moutai Prince Liquor and Moutai Ying Bin Liquor; Lu Zhou Lao Jiao Co., Ltd transfers to Tequ Liquor; while Yanghe Brewery and Lang Jiu Group attach importance to their high-end liquor of Yanghe Blue Classic series and Honghua Lang Liquor.

Having an insight into the potential growth of Chinese liquor industry, TCC, Diageo, Hennessy, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., etc. have successively bought the shares of Chinese liquor enterprises.

The report not only analyzes the scale and development trend of Chinese liquor market, the characteristics and brand development of regional markets, and the competition between high-end and medium-end liquor markets, but expounds at length the operation, product features, marketing strategy and development orientation of the 16 major liquor enterprises in China.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Chinese Liquor Market, 2009-2010 1.1 Industry Characteristics 1.2 Brand Competition

2 Regional Liquor Markets in China, 2009-2010 2.1 North China 2.2 Central China 2.3 East China 2.4 Northwest Region 2.5 Southwest Region 2.6 Northeast Region

3 Competition in Chinese Liquor Industry, 2009-2010 3.1 High-end Liquor Market Competition 3.2 Medium-grade Liquor Market Competition

4 Major Liquor Enterprises

5 Development Outlook of Chinese Liquor Industry

Companies Mentioned:

* Kweichow Moutai Co., Ltd.

* Wuliangye Group Co., Ltd.

* Lu Zhou Lao Jiao Co., Ltd

* Shanxi Xinghuacun Fen Wine Factory Co., Ltd

* Hebei Hengshui Laobaigan Liquor Co., Ltd.

* Sichuan Swellfun Co., Ltd.

* Anhui Gujing Distillery Co., Ltd.

* Gansu Huangtai Wine-Marketing Industry Co., Ltd.

* Sichuan Tuopai Yeast Liquor Co., Ltd.

* Xinjiang Yilite Industry Co., Ltd.

* Jiugui Liquor Co., Ltd.

* Jiangsu Yanghe Brewery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd.

* Anhui Golden Seed Winery Co., Ltd

* Sichuan Lang Jiu Group Co., Ltd

* Hubei DaoHuaXiang Liquor Industry Co., Ltd

* Hubei Baiyunbian (Group) Co., Ltd.

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