Executive Summary

Jul 2019
Slower economic growth and consumer lifestyle trends shape demand in Spain

Total volume sales of alcoholic drinks grew at a slightly slower pace than in the previous years, with spirits and wine showing negative growth rates in 2018. One reason is that the Spanish economy lost some steam in 2018, after its good performance in the post-crisis years, with real GDP growth of 2.

Consumption polarisation with premium drinks leading sales growth

Premiumisation was the key trend present across all categories in 2018, with consumers looking to lower their alcohol consumption and to opt for superior-quality products with higher unit prices. Leading healthier lifestyles had a backlash on sales with Spaniards limiting their alcohol intake, enabling them to select more premium drinks.

NPDs, new packaging and investments in brand premiumisation pay back

In a very competitive environment, the most successful companies were the ones focusing their marketing efforts on the premiumisation of brands: investing in new product developments, new packaging and in widening their consumer base. Within the top companies in the beer category, the ones showing the largest increases in volume sales in 2018 were Grupo Cervezas Alhambra, Hijos de Rivera and GModelo Europa.

Catering, e-commerce and direct sales from wineries gain ground

On-trade is the major channel for alcoholic drinks sales thanks to the Spanish habit of preferring to drink with family and friends at bars and restaurants and thanks to a good economic performance, whereas supermarkets and hypermarkets showed the highest volume sales within the off-trade channels. Catering is becoming an important channel, especially for wine, which is consumed mostly at events and parties.

Alcoholic drinks are forecast to continue growing whilst wine is set to decline

The premiumisation trend is expected to take its toll on spirits and wine in terms of volume sales but as unit prices grow, total value sales are likely to continue growing. Moreover, the slower economic growth is also expected to have an impact on the purchase of these two more expensive alcoholic drink categories over the forecast period.

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Alcoholic Drinks in Spain

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Slower economic growth and consumer lifestyle trends shape demand in Spain
Consumption polarisation with premium drinks leading sales growth
NPDs, new packaging and investments in brand premiumisation pay back
Catering, e-commerce and direct sales from wineries gain ground
Alcoholic drinks are forecast to continue growing whilst wine is set to decline

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 (EUR per litre of pure alcohol)

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 2 Research Sources

Beer in Spain

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Slower volume growth due to unfavourable weather and high growth for premium
The booming of craft beer
Demand for new flavours and different taste

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Heineken and Grupo San Miguel focus on premium new product developments
Craft beer players widen the can presence in foodservice and launch new types of IPA
La Zaragozana’s new launch to emulate craft beer products

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 Spain

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Climate, economy and the health and wellness trend influence sales
Cider consumption grows outside Asturias and the Basque country
Growing unit prices and increasing premiumisation

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

El Gaitero focuses on premiumisation
Heineken’s success lies in its target consumers and in its positioning
Menéndez launches a new organic certified cider

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 Spain

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Wine-based RTDs remain popular in Spain
Manufacturers to drive wine-based RTDs consumption outside summer months
Spirit-based RTDs struggles to grow

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

J García Carrión continues to lead wine-based RTDs
Diego Zamora acquires wine-based RTD brand Lolea
Non-alcoholic product developments to appeal to new consumer segments

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 Spain

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Consumer lifestyle trends driving demand in Spain
Pink gin moves into the mainstream
Premium spirits expected to continue to drive value growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Pernod Ricard Larios remains leader
Key players committed to innovation and targeting new consumption occasions
Branded players perform better whilst private label struggles

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 Spain

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Premiumisation of wine consumption
Vermouth: Spaniards’ favourite aperitif
Increasing demand for white, fresh and low-ABV wines

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

New product development focuses on premiumisation in packaging and quality
Martini leads the vermouth category with dynamic marketing strategies
Foreign companies acquire two major cava producers

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