Watered down: Environmental concern and weak consumer confidence has limited sales

The Bottled Water Production industry has thrived on nationwide trend of increasing health consciousness as consumers' healthy hydration habits have buoyed demand for bottled water, at the expense of soft drinks. Through extensive marking campaigns, operators have successfully broadcasted the health benefits of bottled water, convincing shoppers to pay for industry products rather than settle for tap water. Over the five years through 2017-18, industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 6.9%, to reach £1.1 billion. In 2017-18, revenue is expected to grow by 4.5%.Despite impressive industry growth, concerns over the environmental impact of plastic bottles have become more prominent...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have been investing in more environmentally friendly production methods
  • Promotional activities and major sporting events have supported industry demand in recent years
  • Demand from on-trade establishments could weaken as downstream consumers limit spending
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past five years, operators in the Bottled Water Production industry have benefited from prevalent health consciousness encouraging healthy hydration habits. Consumers’ thirst for bottled water has been supported by public concerns over the high sugar content in carbonated soft drinks and functional beverages. As a result, consumers have sought healthier alternatives, such as bottled water, and industry revenue is estimated to rise year-on-year through 2017-18. Amid such downstream trends, bottled water producers have associated themselves with health and wellbeing events to capitalise on robust demand from an increasingly health-conscious public. Particularly warm summers over the past five years have supported impulse purchases of bottled water. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bottled Water Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bottled Water Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health consciousness and Real household disposable income in the Bottled Water Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bottled Water Production Industry?

    Firms in this industry bottle still or sparkling drinking water in plastic or glass containers. Firms producing water to be dispensed in water coolers are also included in the industry. However, beverages containing additives such as sugar and artificial colourings are classified as soft drinks and not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Cooler water
  • Spring water
  • Natural mineral water
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Industry Activities
  • Bottling drinking water
  • Capping and labelling bottles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Health consciousness
  • Environmental concerns
  • Marketing and performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Short-term pressure
  • Downstream trends
  • Import competition
  • Table: Bottled Water Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bottled Water Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Petrol Stations
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hollow Glass Manufacturing
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Natural mineral water
  • Spring water
  • Cooler water
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Chart: Bottled Water Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores and petrol stations
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Home and office delivery
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bottled Water Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesAdvertising and marketingDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bottled Water Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bottled Water Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nestle Waters UK Ltd, Highland Spring Ltd, Princes Limited,
  • Table: Nestle Waters UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Highland Spring Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Princes Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bottled Water Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bottled Water Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An underground layer of permeable rock or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted through a well.
  • Mineral Water
  • Water bottled from a certified source that is free of pollution and untreated.
  • Pet
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is a thermoplastic resin commonly used to make plastic water bottles and can be recycled depending upon its composition.
  • Spring Water
  • Like mineral water, spring water must be bottled at the source but can be treated.
  • Table Water
  • Drinking water that is bottled (usually from a tap) and is neither spring water nor natural mineral water.
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