1. Market Research
  2. > Beverage Market Trends
  3. > Alcoholic Drink

Alcoholic Beverage Industry: Get Market Insights & Sales Statistics

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
47 votes

Topics under Alcoholic Drink

Global Alcoholic Drinks Industry

The global alcoholic drinks industry (one of the two major segments of the beverage industry) is expected to exceed $1 trillion in 2014, according to MarketLine. Market volume is predicted to reach almost 210 billion liters in 2014, a 10% increase in five years. Beer, cider and flavored alcoholic beverages represent the leading market segment with over half of the overall market value. The EU represents almost 57% of the world alcoholic drinks market.

The industry is characterized by fragmentation with the three leading companies holding almost 40% of overall market volume. The market is lead by Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has over 20% of the overall market volume.

Alcoholic beverages include beer, cider, ale, wine (including sparkling, barley, and rice wine) and spirits such as rum, whiskey, brandy and vodka. Almost 40% of the world’s alcoholic beverage consumption involves branded drinks that are usually large companies operating at an international level and investing heavily in marketing to promote image and encourage consumer loyalty.

Alcohol Key Market Products

The world beer industry contracted by almost 0.5% in 2009, hitting $471 billion, reports MarketLine. The market is expected to reach close to $497 billion by 2014, a near 6% increase in five years. The market, which exceeded a volume of 148,000 million liters in 2009, is predicted to exceed 160,000 million liters in 2014, representing 8% growth. Regular lager is the leading market segment, representing almost 56% of overall market value. The EU holds almost 48% of the global beer market.

The global cider market is expected to exceed $2.5 billion by 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts. Growth is being driven by demand for organic products and drinks with low alcohol content. The UK is the world’s biggest and most rapidly expanding cider market, partly thanks to aggressive marketing, increased demand from young consumers, and rising disposable incomes.

The world wine market is expected to exceed 26 billion liters by 2015, reports Global Industry Analysts. Growth potential is more evident in developing nations such as India, China and Russia. Wine consumption is driven by claims of health benefits such as a degree of protection against cancer, cardiovascular disease, muscular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease and evolving tastes. In recent years the market has been generating higher profits partly due to internet retail. Traditional regional leaders such as Italy and France are being forced to become more competitive to stave off rivals in the form of newer regions such as Australia and China. The global wine market is under pricing pressure due to a sizeable supply glut.

The global spirits market expanded by more than 3% in 2010 to exceed $262 billion, reports MarketLine. The market is expected to exceed $306 billion in 2015, a 17% increase in five years. The market’s volume, which exceeded 19,000 million liters in 2010, is predicted to reach almost 22,000 million liters in 2015, representing a 10% increase. Whiskey leads the market, holding over 26% of overall market share. The EU represents almost 48% of the market’s overall value. Diageo is the top spirits company in the world, with over 5% of overall market volume.

Alcohol Industry Leaders

Leading companies on the global alcoholic beverage market include: US-based Bacardi, which produces and sells 10 types of rum and 200 other brands including Bombay Sapphire gin and Grey Goose vodka; the world’s leading wine retailer Constellation Wines; and Australian Fosters, which employs over 2,000 people, sells its products in over 45 countries and was purchased by SABMiller for nearly $12 billion in 2011. 

Read more ยป

Share

You might be interested in these related markets:

24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Sam

+1 718 473 0872

1-10 of about 9 000 reports

Global Alcoholic Drink Markets - Forecast

  • June 2016
    28 pages
  • World  

    United States  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Statistics in the US

  • July 2016
    76 pages
  • United States  

    North America  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in Japan

  • April 2014
    37 pages
  • Alcoholic Drink  

    Whisky  

    Liquor  

  • Japan  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in France

  • June 2016
    10 pages
  • Beverage  

  • France  

    Europe  

    World  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in Germany

  • January 2015
    12 pages
  • Germany  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in the UK

  • May 2016
    19 pages
  • Alcoholic Drink  

  • United Kingdom  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in Canada

  • May 2016
    6 pages
  • Alcoholic Drink  

  • Canada  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in Brazil

  • January 2015
    9 pages
  • Alcoholic Drink  

  • Brazil  

    South America  

View report >

Alcoholic Drink Markets in Russia

  • July 2015
    10 pages
  • Beer  

  • Russian Federat...  

    World  

    Europe  

View report >

Search in Alcoholic Drink Industry (About 9 000 reports)
Parent industry: Beverage
Related markets: Fruit, Winery, Grape, Liquor Store, Spice, Brewery, Liquor, Whisky, Red Wine, Cider, Vodka, White Wine, Craft Beer, Brandy, Rum, Sparkling Wine, Ale

About 4 900 reports

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
(From $ 75 - $ 4 000)

Global Malt Whisky Consumption 2016 Market Research Report

Global Malt Whisky Consumption 2016 Market Research Report

  • $ 4 000
  • Industry report
  • May 2016
  • by QY Research Group

The Global Malt Whisky Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Malt Whisky market. First, the report provides a basic overview of the Malt ...

Global Craft Beer Market Research Report - Industry Ana ...

July 2016 $ 3 950

Corby Spirit And Wine Ltd. (canada)

May 2016 $ 3 500

Murree Brewery Co., Ltd. (pakistan)

May 2016 $ 3 500

East African Breweries Ltd. (kenya)

May 2016 $ 3 500

Wineries World Report

June 2016 $ 3 047

Distilleries World Report

June 2016 $ 3 047

Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores World Report

June 2016 $ 3 047

Beer, Wine & Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Agents & Brok ...

June 2016 $ 3 047

Beer & Ale Wholesalers World Report

June 2016 $ 3 047

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.