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South European Alcoholic Drink Analysis & Statistics

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Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in Spain
Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in Spain

The strict lockdown in spring 2020 in Spain due to the COVID-19 outbreak required the closure of all on-trade establishments, which had a major impact on volume sales of alcoholic drinks and its packa…

  • Spain
  • Packaging
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Consumption
  • Processed Food Consumption
Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in Italy
Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in Italy

There was a strong rebound in the packaging unit volumes used for alcoholic drinks through the on-trade in 2021, with the off-trade also continuing to record positive, if slightly slower, growth in th…

  • Italy
  • Packaging
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Sugar Consumption
Beer in Serbia
Beer in Serbia

Craft beer witnessed strong volume growth in 2021 following a rebound in on-trade consumption as COVID-19 restrictions eased. Craft beer, especially wheat beer, is increasingly popular in Serbia, alth…

  • Serbia
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Spirits in Serbia
Spirits in Serbia

On-trade sales of spirits saw a strong rebound in volume growth in 2021 as COVID-19 cases and restrictions tailed off. The fastest growing categories included other blended scotch whiskey, Irish whisk…

  • Serbia
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales
Rtds in Serbia
Rtds in Serbia

After a significant decline in 2020, on-trade volume sales bounced back in 2021 as Serbians stopped paying too much attention to the pandemic and many returned to their usual lifestyles, despite the o…

  • Serbia
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Smoking Prevalence
Cider/Perry in Serbia
Cider/Perry in Serbia

Cider/perry is the smallest category of alcoholic drinks in Serbia and remains relatively underdeveloped with the majority of volume sales made in the off-trade. Growing from a low base, it has seen s…

  • Serbia
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales
Wine in Serbia
Wine in Serbia

The wine category continued to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, although with positive effect as volume sales growth returned. Off-trade volume growth decelerated in 2021 as consumers…

  • Serbia
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Wine in Slovenia
Wine in Slovenia

In 2021, wine sales through the on-trade channel recovered as foodservice establishments reopened in the second quarter of the year. There is a heavily ingrained culture of wine-drinking in Slovenia. …

  • Slovenia
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Beer in Slovenia
Beer in Slovenia

In 2021, on-trade volume sales of beer recovered as foodservice establishments reopened in the second quarter of the year. However, some pandemic-related restrictions remained in place, such as reduce…

  • Slovenia
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Cider/Perry in Slovenia
Cider/Perry in Slovenia

Cider/perry was hit hard by closures of on-trade channels and a very weak tourist season in the previous year, due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. These negative factors were particularly signi…

  • Slovenia
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales
Spirits in Slovenia
Spirits in Slovenia

Spirits has been facing challenges, primarily from the intensifying responsible drinking campaigns in Slovenia and particularly so with those campaigns focused on drinks with a high alcohol content. S…

  • Slovenia
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales
Rtds in Slovenia
Rtds in Slovenia

In 2021, RTDs recorded solid volume sales growth, both on-trade and off-trade. This can be attributed to the changing habits of Slovenian consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-mixed cocktails in…

  • Slovenia
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Disposable Income
Cider/Perry in Spain
Cider/Perry in Spain

The cider/perry category in Spain experienced a rebound in total volume and current value sales in 2021. This was largely due to the significant recovery of sales in the on-trade, as restrictions lift…

  • Spain
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales
Cider/Perry in Portugal
Cider/Perry in Portugal

Cider/perry suffered far less impact from the on-trade restrictions in 2021 as it is less dependent on this channel compared to beer and spirits. Nevertheless, total volume sales reported a strong ris…

  • Portugal
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales
Beer in Greece
Beer in Greece

Bar closures in the context of lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 resulted in strong losses for beer. Although beer was among the least affected categories within alcoholic drinks, partly due to the rise in o…

  • Greece
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Cider/Perry in Greece
Cider/Perry in Greece

Tourist flows and cider consumption in Greece are closely related and therefore the closure of borders and the imposition of travel restrictions in 2020 resulted in cider/perry posting a faster declin…

  • Greece
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales
Spirits in Greece
Spirits in Greece

Having been the most heavily affected by the foodservice closures due to the lockdown in 2020, starting from the third quarter of 2020 bars too introduced home delivery and takeaway to minimise the lo…

  • Greece
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales
Beer in Portugal
Beer in Portugal

Beer saw a recovery in volume sales in 2021 as on-trade restrictions subsided in the second half of the year. The rebound in tourism and a long, hot summer saw more people socialising, travelling and …

  • Portugal
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Spirits in Portugal
Spirits in Portugal

After a sharp decline in 2020, the spirits category managed to recover part of its volume sales loss, but totals were still far from the pre-pandemic levels. As with beer and wine, the spirits categor…

  • Portugal
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales
Wine in Portugal
Wine in Portugal

There was a slight recovery in wine in 2021 due to strong volume sales in the off-trade, which saw another positive year of trading. The on-trade performed below expectations as it was still affected …

  • Portugal
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Beer in Spain
Beer in Spain

2021 saw some rebound in both total volume and current value sales of beer in Spain. This was aided by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in the country, which brought about a significant recovery i…

  • Spain
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Spirits in Spain
Spirits in Spain

There was a rebound in both total current value and volume sales of spirits in 2021, thanks mainly to significant year-on-year growth in on-trade sales in Spain, as consumers returned to bars and rest…

  • Spain
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales
Wine in Spain
Wine in Spain

Total volume and current value sales of wine saw a rebound in Spain in 2021, moving back towards the pre-pandemic level, with growth seen across all categories. This was largely due to the strong grow…

  • Spain
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Rtds in Greece
Rtds in Greece

While on-trade sales of RTDs saw a much stronger growth rate compared to off-trade sales in 2021, this was due to the partial recovery of significant on-trade sales lost during pandemic-related hospit…

  • Greece
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Alcoholic Drink Consumption
Rtds in Portugal
Rtds in Portugal

RTDs is the smallest alcoholic drinks category in Portugal, but is also one of the most dynamic which has enabled it to recover more quickly and see solid volume sales growth in both channels. The lau…

  • Portugal
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Online Retail Sales
Rtds in Spain
Rtds in Spain

2021 brought about growth in RTDs in Spain, with total current value and volume sales recovering to near the pre-pandemic levels seen in 2019. This was prompted by the rebound in on-trade sales, whils…

  • Spain
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Alcohol Excessive Use
Wine in Greece
Wine in Greece

Wine is the only alcoholic drinks category where total volume sales nearly recovered to pre-COVID-19 levels at the end of 2021. It was the category that was subject to a major channel shift during on-…

  • Greece
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Wine in Croatia
Wine in Croatia

Even before the pandemic, wine was in trouble, with volume sales falling. In 2020, volume sales fell by a record fifth, due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2021, there was a recovery, with volume sales r…

  • Croatia
  • Wine
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue
Beer in Croatia
Beer in Croatia

Craft beer, which has been a dynamic product over the review period, faced significant challenges in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. The main threat for craft beer producers has been their typically…

  • Croatia
  • Beer
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales
Spirits in Croatia
Spirits in Croatia

Spirits registered a recovery in 2021, with volume sales increasing by a fifth. However, with the virus still lingering and certain restrictions still in place, such as restrictions on opening hours f…

  • Croatia
  • Spirits
  • Industry analysis
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales