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U.S. consumption share of beverages 2018, by segment

In 2018, bottled water accounted for roughly 25 percent of beverage consumption in the United States, making it the most consumed type of beverage that year. Value-added water and spirits were among the least favorite beverages that year.

Bottled water consumption worldwide

The average American consumer drank roughly 40 gallons of bottled water in 2018. In countries, such as Mexico and Thailand, it is very common to drink bottled water, as tap water is often considered unsafe for consumption. Both of these countries accounted for over 70 gallons of bottled water consumption per capita in the same year.

Cider in the U.S. and Europe

Cider is a low-alcoholic beverage, typically made from the fermented juice of apples or pears. While the drink is regularly consumed in the United States, it is most commonly drunk in Western Europe: in the year 2017, over 55 percent of Western Europeans consumed cider, while about 11 percent of North Americans drank it. The United States imported most of its cider from countries, such as Argentina, Belgium, and France in 2019. That year, Argentina exported over one and a half million gallons to the North American country.

Consumption share of beverages in the United States in 2018, by segment

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July 2019


United States

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