OREANDA-NEWS. July 06, 2010. At the beginning of June, Baltika Breweries began exporting Baltika № 7 Export, Baltika № 6 Porter, and Baltika № 9 Extra to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The first shipment consisted of 65 000 litres of beer. Baltika will be available in the premium segment in restaurants and cafes, as well as in retail chains in the capital city, Kinshasa. The average cost of a 0.5 litre bottle of beer will be USD 1.50.
Baltika is currently the only Russian brewer whose products are exported to Africa. Baltika beer is positioned in the premium segment and is available in Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon. In 2009, Baltika sales in Africa totalled approximately 2.2 million litres. Baltika № 9 Extra is the most popular in Africa; it makes up 60% of all shipments.