Carbonates registered another positive performance during 2021 as robust sales growth in the retail channel combined with a strong rebound in the foodservice channel to paint a very favourable picture for the category. However, retail growth rates were slower than what was seen in the category during 2020 and considerably weaker than the very robust off-trade sales growth recorded during earlier years of the review period.
Non-cola carbonates demonstrated a far superior sales performance to cola carbonates in 2021 as volume growth rates were several points higher across both the retail and foodservice channels. This increasing preference for non-cola carbonates can be seen as a continuation of long-term trends that existed prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the tastes of Uzbekistani consumers widening as their preferences become more particular and sophisticated.
Low calorie cola carbonates remained a small niche category of carbonates in Uzbekistan at the end of the review period and this can be seen as a clear indication that the health and wellness trend has not yet begun to have a major influence on consumer demand in the country. Indeed, very few consumers are currently aware of the potential health dangers that can flow from excessive sugar consumption, while the leading brands in carbonates have not yet begun to focus their marketing campaigns on such issues.
Carbonates is slated for a favourable performance over the forecast period and there are numerous reasons to expect sales in the category to continue rising at a robust rate. Perhaps the most important and influential factor to take into consideration is that the category is becoming more open and attractive to investors and potential players, the result of the liberalisation of Uzbekistan’s wider economy.
The forecast period is expected to see the further development of the trend towards non-cola carbonates that was a prominent feature of the category towards the end of the review period. The range of consumption occasions for non-cola carbonates is expected to expand as consumers become more accustomed to these products and more willing to serve them to guests, friends and family on a more regular basis.
The local affiliates of The Coca-Cola Co (Coca-Cola Ichimligi Uzbekiston Ltd OOO) and PepsiCo (International Beverages Tashkent SP OOO) are expected to remain the two leading players in carbonates throughout forecast period, with the strong leadership of these companies based on the ubiquity and very strong profiles of their respective leading brands of cola carbonates, Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Very high consumer awareness of these brands can be attributed to the relentless approach that each of their parent companies has with respect to marketing activity and advertising campaigns.
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Sweetened, non-alcoholic drinks containing carbon dioxide are included here. All carbonated products containing fruit juice (“sparkling juices”) are included here, unless they are tea-based (these are included in carbonated RTD tea) or carbonated Energy drinks, which are included in Energy Drinks. Carbonated bottled water is also excluded. Carbonates are an aggregation of cola carbonates and non-cola carbonates, whether regular or low calorie. Euromonitor International includes both naturally and artificially-sweetened carbonates.See All of Our Definitions
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