Executive Summary

Jul 2019
Alcoholic drinks rebounds in 2018

In 2018, alcoholic drinks in Singapore saw total volume sales return to positive growth, following a decline in the previous year when consumers were more cautious with their spending amid a slower economy. Beer, spirits and wine benefited most in 2018, with premium lager and craft beer, single malt Scotch whisky and Prosecco drawing the greatest attention as consumers traded up to more premium products and sought new flavour experiences.

Craft products are a particular draw

As Singaporeans with increased disposable incomes seek new and more premium flavour experiences in alcoholic drinks, craft products feature more heavily in their choices. Craft beer, especially, is appreciated for its greater variety of flavours and often its artisan-made quality.

Large manufacturers diversify to retain consumers and volume shares

Larger players in alcoholic drinks in Singapore, such as Asia Pacific Breweries, Carlsberg and Pernod Ricard, continue to benefit from significant marketing budgets. They are able to undertake novel advertising campaigns, often inviting participation by consumers, in order to keep their products at the front of consumers’ minds.

Internet retailing continues to grow while on-trade sales remain important

Among off-trade channels, the majority of alcoholic drinks sales are made through supermarkets. However, internet retailing is increasing in popularity, especially for wine as the online channel provides convenience for busy consumers and the opportunity to discover niche wine brands, such as Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay, which do not have the financial resources to meet the listing prices charged by other off-trade channels such as supermarkets.

Focus will be on premium offerings and healthier alcoholic drinks

Over the forecast period, total volume sales of alcoholic drinks are expected to continue to see positive growth, at a faster pace than in the review period. This will be due to consumers shifting towards more premium and specialist alcoholic drinks, such as aged single malt Scotch whisky, craft beers and craft gin.

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Alcoholic Drinks in Singapore

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Alcoholic drinks rebounds in 2018
Craft products are a particular draw
Large manufacturers diversify to retain consumers and volume shares
Internet retailing continues to grow while on-trade sales remain important
Focus will be on premium offerings and healthier alcoholic drinks

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

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 Singapore

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Craft beer continues to enjoy strong growth with greater consumption in on-trade establishments
Craft beer faces a tougher challenge in off-trade establishments
Singaporean consumers increasingly engage in mindful drinking

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd maintains its leadership of beer
Carlsberg continues to grow through the diversification of its product offerings

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Lager price band methodology
Summary 2 Lager by Price Band 2018

CATEGORY DATA

Table 18 Sales of Beer by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales of Beer by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 23 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales of Beer by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 GBO Company Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 27 NBO Company Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Beer: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Beer by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Cider/Perry in Singapore

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Cider/perry continues to grow but at a slowing pace
The on-trade channel is the most important for cider/perry
Producers focus on flavours and reducing the sugar content

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Carlsberg remains the leading player
Consumers enjoy new flavours and food pairings
Craft cider offers a healthier value proposition

CATEGORY DATA

Table 33 Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 34 Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 35 Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 36 Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 37 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 38 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 39 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 40 Sales of Cider/Perry by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 41 GBO Company Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 44 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 45 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 46 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 47 Forecast Sales of Cider/Perry: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Rtds in Singapore

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sales of RTDs decline due to competition from other alcoholic drinks
Higher price points hinder growth for RTDs
Packaging is employed to attract consumers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Major players continue to dominate RTDs
New players continue to enter RTDs

CATEGORY DATA

Table 48 Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 49 Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 50 Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 51 Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 52 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 53 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 54 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales of RTDS by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 56 GBO Company Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 57 NBO Company Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of RTDS: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 59 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Sales of RTDS by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Spirits in Singapore

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Single malt Scotch whisky continues to grow
Strong cocktail culture continues to drive growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Pernod Ricard continues to lead sales of spirits
Craft gin enjoys higher growth

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Vodka, gin, other blended Scotch whisky, dark rum and white rum price band methodology
Summary 3 Benchmark Brands 2018

CATEGORY DATA

Table 63 Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 64 Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 65 Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 66 Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 67 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 68 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 69 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 70 Sales of Spirits by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 71 Sales of Dark Rum by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 72 Sales of White Rum by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 73 Sales of Other Blended Scotch Whisky by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 74 Sales of English Gin by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 75 Sales of Vodka by Price Platform: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 76 Sales of Vodka by Flavoured vs Non-flavoured: % Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 77 GBO Company Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 78 NBO Company Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 79 LBN Brand Shares of Spirits: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 80 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 81 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 82 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 83 Forecast Sales of Spirits by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023

Wine in Singapore

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Prosecco leads the growth of other sparkling wine
On- and off-trade sales of wine are both important
Lifestyle trends increase wine sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Singapore Beverages Pte Ltd remains at the top of increasingly fragmented wine sales
Increasing competition leads to innovative marketing tactics
Singaporeans prefer Australian wine

CATEGORY DATA

Table 84 Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2013-2018
Table 85 Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2013-2018
Table 86 Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 87 Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 88 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 89 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: Value 2013-2018
Table 90 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 91 Sales of Wine by Off-trade vs On-trade: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 92 Sales of Still Red Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 93 Sales of Still Rosé Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 94 Sales of Still White Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 95 Sales of Other Sparkling Wine by Price Segment: % Off-trade Volume 2013-2018
Table 96 GBO Company Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 97 NBO Company Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 98 LBN Brand Shares of Still Light Grape Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 99 GBO Company Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 100 NBO Company Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 101 LBN Brand Shares of Champagne: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 102 GBO Company Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 103 NBO Company Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 104 LBN Brand Shares of Other Sparkling Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 105 GBO Company Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 106 NBO Company Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 107 LBN Brand Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 108 GBO Company Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 109 NBO Company Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 110 LBN Brand Shares of Non-grape Wine: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 111 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 112 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 113 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 114 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023