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source: “2003 Global Soft Drinks Report”,

www.zenithinternational.com

www.mindfully.org/Food/2003/Soft-Drinks-Rising12Dec03.htm

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Global consumption of soft drinks is rising by 5% a year, well ahead of all other beverage categories…

Global consumption of soft drinks
year billion litres litres per person
2003 467 75


As a combined category, soft drinks are on track to become the number one beverage sector in 2005…
  • carbonates (CSD)* are the largest soft drinks segment, with a 2002 share of 42%;
  • bottled water is catching up fast at 32%;


  • still drinks form the third segment on 11%, followed by fruit juice/nectars on 8% and dilutables on 7%;


  • bottled water is the fastest growing soft drink, up by 9% in 2002.
The United States is the world’s biggest soft drinks market...
  • USA: 24% of the global share in 2002;


  • 3 countries - the United States, Mexico and China - are leaders in the two most important segments, CSD* and bottled water;


  • the top five fastest growing countries over the past five years to 2002 were exclusively from the emerging regions of Asia, East Europe and the Middle East.

* CSD: carbonated soft drinks
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