Norway: Whiskey Market and the Impact of COVID-19 on It in the Medium Term
The whisky market in Norway was equal to 118.00 million USD (calculated in retail prices) in 2015. Until 2025, the whisky market in Norway is forecast to reach 165.55 million USD (in retail prices), thus increasing at a CAGR of 2.83% per annum for the period 2020-2025. This is a decrease, compared to the growth of about 4.37% per year, registered in 2015-2019.
The average consumption per capita in value terms reached 23.05 USD per capita (in retail prices) in 2015. In the next five years, it grew at a CAGR of 3.21% per annum. In the medium term (by 2025), the indicator is forecast to slow down its growth and increase at a CAGR of 1.78% per annum.
Among the leading trends in the whiskies category are the premiumization and the huge growth and expansion of the segment. As a result, the category is growing in a stable manner, resilient to negative conditions. Although price remains the key purchase criterion, the global whiskey market has witnessed a very strong trend of premiumization, supported by consumers’ immense openness to innovation and the increasing popularity of mixology. The desire for interesting premium products and drinks of a niche variety explains the rising trend among wealthier consumers. Premiumization can also be linked with the fact that consumers aim to cut down on their alcohol intake, which means they can afford to purchase spirits of higher quality.
There has been a robust consolidation on the whiskey market during the last few years, which was partially driven by the large number of new brands emerging on the market. Giant alcohol companies such as Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Diageo, and Pernod Ricard have been actively involved in most of the acquisition deals during the last few years, thus making their portfolios’ highly diversified with the presence of many specialty brands. Just some of the examples include the acquisition of bourbon manufacturers Smooth Ambler and Rabbit Hole Whiskey by Pernod Ricard in 2017 and 2019, the purchase of a minority stake in Westward Whiskey by Diageo through Distill Ventures in 2019 and Bacardi’s investment in The Teeling Whiskey Company in 2017.
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This report presents a strategic analysis of the Norwegian whiskey market and a forecast for its development in the medium term, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the market volume and value, dynamics, segmentation, characteristics, main players, prices, international trade, trends and insights, growth and demand drivers, challenges, etc. This is one of the most comprehensive reports about the Norwegian whiskey market, offering unmatched value, accuracy and expert insights.
The purpose of the report is to describe the state of the Norwegian whiskey market and to present real and expert-verified information about the volumes, values, dynamics, segmentation and characteristics of consumption, prices, imports, and exports. The report also presents a forecast for the market development in the short and medium term and the impact COVID-19 has and will have on it. In addition, the report presents an elaborate analysis of the main market participants, industry trends and insights, growth and demand drivers and challenges and all other factors, influencing the market development.
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• Value chain analysis and structure of price formation;
• Analysis of retail price levels and their dynamics for the last five years;
• Analysis of the major international trade flows;
• Volume, value, dynamics, and analysis of imports for the last five years;
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• Volume, value, dynamics, and analysis of per capita consumption for the last five years;
• Forecast for market development in the medium term;
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• Analysis of the competitive landscape;
• Importance of the HoReCa channel (on-trade vs. off-trade consumption);
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• Whiskey (excluding ready-to-drink cocktails, containing whiskey).
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