Executive Summary

Jul 2019
Alcoholic drinks benefits from demand for craft beer and vibrant on-trade scene

Per capita consumption of alcoholic drinks continued to see strong growth in 2018 backed by rising disposable income and strong demand from younger adults. Producers and on-trade establishments alike have helped to stimulate interest with new product development which meets with current trends.

Japanese products perform well while all-you-can-eat restaurants gain favour

Japanese alcoholic drinks have proved popular in Hong Kong as they fit well with local tastes. For example, Japanese company Suntory Holdings Ltd increased its presence in RTDs with its Horoyoi brand and its Roku Gin in premium gin, as well as having a strong presence in Japanese whisky with its Hibiki and Yamazaki brands.

Premiumisation becoming widespread

As incomes rise so the demand for premium alcoholic drinks increases within most areas, with craft beer and premium whiskies and wine becoming more prominent. According to trade interviews, local consumers increasingly consume alcoholic drinks for the experience, especially when socialising in on-trade establishments.

Craft products gaining attention

Craft beer continued to see strong development in 2018 despite still being a relatively small area of beer as a whole. Locals are drawn towards the innovative flavours on offer and the unique story behind each beer, with a greater focus on ingredients and specific tastes than with lager.

Bright outlook for alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong

Alcoholic drinks is expected to continue recording stable growth in total volume terms over the forecast period. The economic conditions are expected to be more stable over the forecast period which should help support consumer lifestyles and enable them to spend more on food and alcoholic drinks, including in on-trade establishments.

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Alcoholic Drinks in Hong Kong, China

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Alcoholic drinks benefits from demand for craft beer and vibrant on-trade scene
Japanese products perform well while all-you-can-eat restaurants gain favour
Premiumisation becoming widespread
Craft products gaining attention
Bright outlook for alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong

MARKET BACKGROUND

Legislation
Legal purchasing age and legal drinking age
Drink driving
Advertising
Smoking ban
Opening hours
On-trade establishments
Table 1 Number of On-trade Establishments by Type 2013-2018

TAXATION AND DUTY LEVIES

Summary 1 Taxation and Duty Levies on Alcoholic Drinks 2018

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Contraband/parallel trade
Duty free
Cross-border/private imports

KEY NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES

Outlook

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 2 Retail Consumer Expenditure on Alcoholic Drinks 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

Table 3 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 4 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 5 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 7 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2018
Table 8 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2018
Table 9 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume 2018
Table 10 Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value 2018
Table 11 GBO Company Shares of Alcoholic Drinks: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 12 Distribution of Alcoholic Drinks by Format: % Off-trade Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Distribution of Alcoholic Drinks by Format and by Category: % Off-trade Volume 2018
Table 14 Forecast Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 15 Forecast Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Alcoholic Drinks by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

Beer in Hong Kong, China

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Mid-priced lager losing sales to premium and economy lager
All-you-can-eat-restaurants boost demand for economy lager
Draft beer proving popular as craft beer scene explodes

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Gweilo Beer leads domestic premium lager with popular local craft beer
Hite beer seen in most all-you-can-eat-restaurants
Budweiser posting strong growth

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Lager price band methodology
Summary 3 Lager by Price Band 2018
Table 18 Number of Breweries 2013-2018

CATEGORY DATA

Table 19 Sales of Beer by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales of Beer by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 GBO Company Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 28 NBO Company Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Cider/Perry in Hong Kong, China

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Cider/Perry grows organically, yet remains under served
On-trade benefits from wider choice
Range of flavours increasing

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Somersby dominates cider/perry
Increasing presence of Strongbow cider
“Others” win share with offer of premium cider/perry

CATEGORY DATA

Table 34 Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 35 Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 36 Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 37 Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 38 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 39 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 40 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 41 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 42 GBO Company Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 43 NBO Company Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 45 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 46 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 47 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 48 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Rtds in Hong Kong, China

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Cocktail culture supresses demand for RTDs through the on-trade
Consumer health consciousness leading to downfall of RTDs
Sales of RTDs through convenience stores growing rapidly

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Eugina leads
Seasonal RTDs see stronger growth
7 Eleven imports its Japanese private label spirit-based RTDs

CATEGORY DATA

Table 49 Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 50 Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 51 Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 52 Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 53 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 54 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 56 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 57 GBO Company Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 58 NBO Company Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 60 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Spirits in Hong Kong, China

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Japanese single malt whisky shortage
Over supply of Scotch whisky expected
Gin on the rise

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Gin becoming increasingly fragmented
Choya Umeshu increases presence in other liqueurs
Chivas remains top but faces growing competition in blended scotch whisky

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Vodka, gin, other blended Scotch whisky, dark rum and white rum price band methodology
Summary 4 Benchmark Brands 2018

CATEGORY DATA

Table 64 Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 65 Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 66 Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 67 Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 68 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 69 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 70 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 71 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 72 Sales of Dark Rum by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 73 Sales of White Rum by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 74 Sales of Other Blended Scotch Whisky by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 75 Sales of English Gin by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 76 Sales of Vodka by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 77 Sales of Vodka by Flavoured vs Non-flavoured: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 78 GBO Company Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 79 NBO Company Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 80 LBN Brand Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 81 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 82 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 83 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 84 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Wine in Hong Kong, China

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sake sees growing popularity
Despite the popularity of French wine other wine origins gaining ground
Internet retailing gaining momentum

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Martini Vermouth Dry extends lead in fortified wine and vermouth
Moët Hennessy leads Champagne
Gallo retains lead despite challenges for Californian wine

CATEGORY DATA

Table 85 Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 86 Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 87 Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 88 Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 89 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 90 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 91 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 92 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 93 Sales of Still Red Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 94 Sales of Still Rosé Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 95 Sales of Still White Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 96 Sales of Other Sparkling Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 97 GBO Company Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 98 NBO Company Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 99 LBN Brand Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 100 GBO Company Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 101 NBO Company Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 102 LBN Brand Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 103 GBO Company Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 104 NBO Company Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 105 LBN Brand Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 106 GBO Company Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 107 NBO Company Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 108 LBN Brand Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 109 GBO Company Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 110 NBO Company Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 111 LBN Brand Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 112 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 113 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 114 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 115 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023