Soft drink per capita consumption in the ten most populated countries worldwide 2018

In 2018, Mexico was the country with the highest carbonated soft drink consumption, namely over 630 8-ounce servings per capita per year. The United States stood in second place, with almost the same quantity, while Brazil, which ranked third, consumed less than half the soft drinks Mexicans drank that year.

Popular soft drinks

Some of the most valuable soft drink brands included Lipton, Red Bull, and Yili in 2019. However, by far the most valuable soft drink brand of the year was Coca-Cola, which reached a brand value of almost 70 billion U.S. dollars. Pepsi, one of the company’s well-known competitors, had a value of roughly 11 billion U.S. dollars for the same period. One year earlier, PepsiCo’s net revenue numbers worldwide amounted to approximately 65 billion U.S. dollars.

Dr Pepper

Another widely recognized soft drink brand is Dr Pepper. This beverage is produced by Keurig Dr Pepper, the company which was formed when the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig formed a merger in July of 2018. Keurig Dr Pepper generated global net sales of over 11 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in 2018 in the ten most populated countries worldwide

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May 2019



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