Non-alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks - Statistics & Facts

Non-alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts on non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

The non-alcoholic beverages industry encompasses liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit beverages, ready-to-drink coffee and tea, sports beverages and value-added water.

The dollar sales of this category amounted to 1,079.2 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2014. Within the segment, carbonated soft drinks were responsible for the lion's share of global sales. A comparison of the world regions revealed, that Latin America overtook the United States in terms of the soft drinks volume sold. Additionally, the consumption patterns of full calorie and diet soft drinks strongly differ among the nations. In North America, for example, 69 percent of all soft drinks are consumed as the full calorie version.

An industry analysis of the American soft drinks market carried out by Beverage Digest identified The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo or Dr Pepper Snapple as dominating players. Coke was the leading carbonated soft drink brand in the United States in 2014, capturing a market share of over 17.6 percent. Recent statistics show that Americans drank about 41.4 gallons of soft drinks per capita in 2014.

If you are interested in further reading on the non-alcoholic beverages' and soft drinks' industry in the United States, you will find additional information here.

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