Executive Summary

Jul 2019
Alcoholic drinks remains dynamic as the urban and young adult population grows

Alcoholic drinks remained dynamic in Nigeria over the review period, and has strong growth prospects despite the weak economic conditions affecting sales since the 2016 recession. The key drivers of growth have been the fast rate of urbanisation and the increase in formal employment, alongside a strong increase in the young adult population.

Weak consumer purchasing power hampers value growth, but volumes grow well

Although in 2018 the economy recorded a return to growth, following the recession of 2016, consumers’ purchasing power remained quite depressed, as economic growth did not translate into increased employment (particularly in the formal sector). The still weak local currency also meant that the prices of most products remained quite high, although price growth stabilised.

Anheuser-Busch InBev competes aggressively against the leading companies

The GBOs Heineken NV (largely through Nigerian Breweries) and Diageo Plc (through Guinness Nigeria) continued to dominate alcoholic drinks in 2018, through their ownership of key beer brands, and also spirits brands in the case of Guinness Nigeria and its parent company Diageo. However, GBO Anheuser-Busch InBev has strongly intensified the competition, with the company’s Hero Lager and Trophy brands seeing very strong growth in share at the expense of the mid-priced brands of Nigerian Breweries and Guinness Nigeria, which are both also focusing on their own economy lager brands to regain the lost volume share.

On-trade trumps off-trade, performing well despite the weak economy

Drinking is widely considered part of regular social activity in Nigeria; therefore, on-trade outlets dominate beer, which is the largest category within alcoholic drinks. However, the bulk of sales of spirits and wine is sold through off-trade outlets such as drinks specialists and independent grocery retailers, since these products are mostly consumed at home or during parties and other social gatherings.

Good growth is expected for alcoholic drinks over the forecast period

Alcoholic drinks is expected to see strong total volume growth over the forecast period, as the various categories recover from the relatively weak performances seen since 2016, caused by economic recession, the depreciation of the local currency and weak consumer purchasing power. The economy is expected to recover over the forecast period, although not as fast as previously forecast, due to the fall in global oil prices, which reduced government expenditure.

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Alcoholic Drinks in Nigeria

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Alcoholic drinks remains dynamic as the urban and young adult population grows
Weak consumer purchasing power hampers value growth, but volumes grow well
Anheuser-Busch InBev competes aggressively against the leading companies
On-trade trumps off-trade, performing well despite the weak economy
Good growth is expected for alcoholic drinks over the forecast period

MARKET BACKGROUND

Legislation
Legal purchasing age and legal drinking age
Drink-driving
Advertising
Smoking ban
Opening hours
On-trade establishments
Table On-trade establishments 2013-2018

TAXATION AND DUTY LEVIES

Table 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

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Beer in Nigeria

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Beer is set to continue to do well over the forecast period
Premium lager sees the best performance
Unit prices are expected to remain stable over the forecast period

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nigerian Breweries dominates beer
Key new launches in 2018
Mid-priced brands continue to suffer declining volumes

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Lager price band methodology
Summary 2 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 Nigeria

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Slow economic recovery threatens growth
The on-trade channel is set to see better volume growth over the forecast period
The growing young adult and female populations are likely to drive growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Distell Group dominates cider/perry
Nigerian Breweries sees a weak performance in 2018

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 Nigeria

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Good growth is expected over the forecast period
Wine-based RTDs sees the best performance
The on-trade channel dominates volume sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Guinness Nigeria dominates RTDs
Mid-priced brands dominate RTDs
Major brands suffer declining volumes

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 Nigeria

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Consumers show a preference for economy brands
Vodka sees the best performance
Marketing and promotional activities help to drive growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nigeria Distilleries leads spirits
Brands from Intercontinental Distillers perform well
New product developments

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 Nigeria

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Off-trade remains the biggest channel for wine
Average unit prices are set to remain stable
Economy brands drive growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Ekulo Group of Cos leads wine in volume terms
Economy brands dominate
Foreign brands dominate

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 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 110 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 111 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 112 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023