Per capita consumption of bottled water in the U.S. 1999-2019

In 2019, per capita consumption of bottled water amounted to roughly 43.7 gallons in the United States. Bottled water includes drinking water sold in plastic as well as glass bottles. The amount of bottled carbonated and still water that the average American consumes has increased significantly over the past two decades.

Leading bottled water brands

When compared to brands, private label bottled still water in the United States accounted for the highest sales numbers in 2020, namely just over 3.2 billion U.S. dollars. The top still water brands that year were Dasani and Aquafina, which both exceeded the one billion U.S. dollar sales mark. Private labels also accounted for the highest sales numbers in the sparkling/mineral water category that year. The leading brands, however, were Sparkling Ice, La Croix and bubly, respectively.

Bottled or tap

In the United States, about a fifth of consumers drank mostly bottled water in 2018. Despite being continuously monitored for safety reasons and being much cheaper than bottled water, only around 10 percent of Americans drank tap or filtered water exclusively that year.

Per capita consumption of bottled water in the United States from 1999 to 2019

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Sources

Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2019 were taken from previous editions of the publication.

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