Executive Summary

Jul 2019
Alcoholic drinks impacted by the struggling economy

In 2018, the wider alcoholic drinks industry in Thailand recorded slower total volume and current value growth than the previous year, with only RTDs and wine posting an improved performance on 2017. The industry’s further development was adversely impacted by the country’s economy stalling in the third quarter as it shrank by 0.

Craft beer and spirits both on the rise

The industry’s growth in 2018 was partly supported by the ongoing rise of craft beer but also craft spirits. Strong regulation of beer production in Thailand has meant that it is very difficult for smaller breweries to operate legally, with only those producing at least 100,000 litres a year and with paid-up capital of THB10 million able to obtain a brewing licence.

Thai Beverage and Boon Rawd Brewery together continue to dominate sales

Thanks primarily to their strength in beer, the largest alcoholic drinks category in Thailand, the two brewers Thai Beverage and Boon Rawd Brewery continued to dominate the wider market in 2018. Thai Beverage, however, also remained the dominant player in spirits, particularly other spirits, remaining largely unchallenged in Chinese herbal spirits, mixed spirits and sura khao.

Distribution landscape remains stable

Alcoholic drinks distribution remained largely unchanged in 2018. The industry remained completely in the hands of grocery retailers, led by supermarkets and hypermarkets, although convenience stores and independent small grocers also continued to account for a significant share of sales.

Stronger growth anticipated over the forecast period

When compared to the review period, alcoholic drinks in Thailand is expected to record a slightly better performance over the forecast period in both total volume and current value terms. Stronger growth will be supported by various factors, including an increase in inbound tourism and the rising affluence of the country’s middle classes.

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Alcoholic Drinks in Thailand

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Alcoholic drinks impacted by the struggling economy
Craft beer and spirits both on the rise
Thai Beverage and Boon Rawd Brewery together continue to dominate sales
Distribution landscape remains stable
Stronger growth anticipated 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 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

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

Beer in Thailand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Category growth driven by premiumisation
Thailand witnessing the emergence of non alcoholic beer
Domestic economy lager drags down the wider category’s performance

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Beer in Thailand remains a duopoly
Major players also seeking to tap into the growing craft beer movement
Convenience stores such as 7-Eleven gain ground

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Lager price band methodology
Summary 3 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 Thailand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Cider/perry growth supported by the health and wellness trend and rising demand from millennials
Increasing competition
On-trade remains the leading channel but off-trade continues to record the strongest gains

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Thai Asia Pacific Brewery assumes category leadership
Lack of marketing activity from other players

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 Thailand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Positive but modest volume growth recorded by RTDs
Category suffering from consumers switching to other alcoholic drinks
Off-trade once again outperformed by the on-trade

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Siam Winery further strengthens its lead in RTDs
New launches serve to increase competition in the category

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 Thailand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Imported spirits benefit from new tax regime
Japanese whisky and shochu/soju continuing to attract increasing interest
The emergence of craft spirits

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Thai Beverage continues to dominate spirits
A new player enter spirits to challenge Thai Beverage
Diageo Moët Hennessy gains share in dark rum

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

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

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Wine benefiting from new tax regime
Wine sales to be further supported by tourist demand and increasing local production

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Siam Winery maintains its leading position
Winemakers focusing on the off-trade to boost sales

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 Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 103 NBO Company Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2014-2018
Table 104 LBN Brand Shares of Fortified Wine and Vermouth: % Total Volume 2015-2018
Table 105 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Volume 2018-2023
Table 106 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: Total Value 2018-2023
Table 107 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 108 Forecast Sales of Wine by Category: % Total Value Growth 2018-2023