Market share of leading carbonated beverage companies worldwide 2015

The two leading carbonated beverage companies are the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo Incorporated. In 2015, Coca-Cola Co. controlled just under 50 percent of the global carbonated beverage market, while PepsiCo controlled just over 20 percent of the market.


PepsiCo, Inc. is probably best known for their iconic carbonated soft drink, Pepsi, but the company also operates several other prominent brands in various product segments including the sports drink Gatorade, the chip brands Lay’s, Doritos, and Cheetos, as well as Quaker Oats. Pepsi Co. is also the leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) food processor in the United States, with sales of around 25.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.

Carbonated Soft Drink Retail in the United States

Between 2016 and 2017, the sales volume of carbonated soft drinks in the United States decreased by 1.3 percent, while sales of bottled water increased by seven percent; demonstrating a shift in beverage preferences among Americans. That being stated, carbonated soft drinks still have the highest sales volume of any liquid refreshment beverage in the United States, at over 8.5 billion 192-oz cases in 2017.

Market share of carbonated beverages worldwide as of 2015, by company

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Release date

January 2015



Survey time period

as of 2015

Supplementary notes

* Companies with less than 5 percent market share.

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