Industry revenue has wavered since 2011, due to the industry's stagnant growth in distribution to supermarkets and grocery stores. As a result, industry revenue inched higher over the past five years, as consumers were reluctant to buy bottled water and gravitated toward at-home alternatives or other functional beverage products. Over the five years to 2022, bottled water imports from the United States and Europe will continue to pose a major competitive threat to domestic bottlers. Companies will focus on making products more environmentally friendly to boost sales over the next five years, and an increase in exports to the United States may present a bright spot for bottlers and are anticipated to cause revenue growth.
Operators in this industry purify and bottle water into plastic bottles for retail. Bottles are capped and labelled before being sold to wholesalers or directly to retailers. Companies in this industry typically have a variety of water offerings, including spring water, mineral water, sparkling water and flavoured water in a range of sizes. This industry includes ice manufacturing, but does not include any beverage production operations other than water varieties.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.