Executive Summary

Mar 2019
Warmer summer climate and continued economic growth support soft drinks

The Hungarian economy continued its growth path in 2018, with all-time low unemployment and overall strengthening purchasing power, which allowed for greater spending on groceries, including soft drinks. Consumer confidence continued to improve, and off-trade sales continued to expand above the average in Europe.

Rapid development in healthy functional beverages

Health trends spread across Hungary, with many seeking healthier, fitter lifestyles, and a higher number of Hungarians becoming active in sports. Awareness of the need to consume fresh fruit or vegetables, and replenish vitamins and minerals to balance the effects of a modern, hectic city life is growing.

Emerging local players generate strong competition

International companies led soft drinks in off-trade value terms and their position remained stable in Hungary. Leading player Coca-Cola HBC Hungary Kft counts on its strong distribution network, which reaches individual outlets and on-trade operators, supported by intensive marketing activities through mass media, sponsoring and point-of-sale advertising.

Health and wellness features impact development and generate further innovation in soft drinks

Innovative products appeared in functional bottled water, juice, energy drinks, and sports drinks featuring functions and health claims. It has attracted consumers’ attention, encouraging many manufacturers to renew the positioning of their brands to keep up with the latest trends.

Soft drinks will continue to expand and evolve

Given the positive economic outlook, soft drinks is expected to record a stable performance over the forecast period. Growing demand for impulse, indulgence and healthy products is ensured in Hungary, and it will only be checked by household budget limitations.

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Soft Drinks in Hungary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Warmer summer climate and continued economic growth support soft drinks
Rapid development in healthy functional beverages
Emerging local players generate strong competition
Health and wellness features impact development and generate further innovation in soft drinks
Soft drinks will continue to expand and evolve

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 4 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: Volume 2018
Table 6 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: % Volume 2018
Table 7 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018
Table 8 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2018
Table 9 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 10 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 21 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 22 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 23 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2018
Table 24 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2018-2023
Table 25 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 26 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 27 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 28 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 29 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 30 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

APPENDIX

Fountain sales in Hungary
Trends

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Asian Speciality Drinks in Hungary

PROSPECTS

Bottled Water in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Natural mineral water consumption continues to spread
Health trends support bottled water
Bottle shapes and types offer stylish accessories for active lifestyles

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Competition intensifies between local and international players
Distribution is highly concentrated
Natural mineral bottled water becoming health-conscious choice through on-trade

CATEGORY DATA

Table 34 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 35 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 36 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 37 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 38 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 39 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 43 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 44 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 45 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Carbonates in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Carbonates impacted by concerns over sugar content
On-trade surpasses off-trade growth with positive outlook for forecast period
On-trade consumers slow to shift towards healthier options

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Leaders remain stable through intensive marketing strategies
Distribution of carbonates remains concentrated
Local companies and brand activity intensify

CATEGORY DATA

Table 46 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Volume 2013-2018
Table 47 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Value 2013-2018
Table 48 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 49 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 50 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 51 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 52 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 53 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 54 Sales of Carbonates by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales of Carbonates by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 56 Leading Flavours for Non-cola Carbonates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 57 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2014-2018
Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2015-2018
Table 61 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales of Carbonates by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Sales of Carbonates by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

Concentrates in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Home-made lemonade continues to trend on-trade
Polarisation will increasingly affect concentrates
Wider use of natural sweeteners influences liquid concentrates

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Domestic producers maintain sales by constant product development
Mixed flavours gain share from traditional mono-fruit concentrates
Brands and private label performance differ by channels

CATEGORY DATA

Concentrates Conversions
Summary 2 Concentrates Conversion Factors for ReadytoDrink (RTD) Format
Table 67 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 68 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 69 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 70 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 71 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Liquid Concentrates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 72 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Powder Concentrates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 73 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 74 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 75 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2014-2018
Table 76 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2015-2018
Table 77 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 78 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 79 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 80 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 81 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 82 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 83 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 84 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Energy Drinks in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Energy boosting drinks in demand due to hectic lifestyles
Increasing taxation on energy drinks unlikely to affect expansion
Presence of energy drinks on-trade remains weak

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Successful competitive strategies are based on strong in-store brand presence
Energy drinks distribution more diversified than other soft drinks
New brands and health and wellness variants influence innovation

CATEGORY DATA

Table 85 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2013-2018
Table 86 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2013-2018
Table 87 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 88 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 91 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 92 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 93 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2018-2023
Table 94 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2018-2023
Table 95 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 96 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Juice in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Local popularity of juice and spreading health consciousness contribute to consistent growth
New flavours welcomed by consumers
Juice drinks grows in demand as healthy, light alternative to carbonates

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Competition fierce between leading manufacturers
Modern retailers drive growth of freshly pressed juice by expanding affordable private label offer
Higher-priced smaller to-go packages balanced by constant special offers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 97 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 98 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 99 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 100 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 101 Leading Flavours for Off-trade 100% Juice: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 102 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Juice Drinks (up to 24% Juice): % Volume 2013-2018
Table 103 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Nectars (25-99% Juice): % Volume 2013-2018
Table 104 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 105 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 106 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2014-2018
Table 107 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2015-2018
Table 108 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 109 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 110 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 111 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

RTD Coffee in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Increasing trend for on-the-go coffee consumption benefits RTD coffee
Reduced sugar RTD coffee attracts health-conscious consumers
Convenience and packaging style are key

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Leading dairy companies develop their offer
Premium products perform best
Indulgent coffee shop-style RTD coffee driving growth

CATEGORY DATA

Table 112 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2013-2018
Table 113 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2013-2018
Table 114 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 115 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 116 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 117 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 118 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2014-2018
Table 119 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2015-2018
Table 120 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2018-2023
Table 121 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2018-2023
Table 122 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 123 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2018-2023

RTD Tea in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Dynamic growth is driven by brand activity and health trends
Health-conscious choices expand within RTD tea
Variety of flavours and types expanding

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Introduction of new brand by leading company leads to success
Domestic brand competes with leaders
Seasonal effect is strong on-trade, off-trade performance is more balanced

CATEGORY DATA

Table 124 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 125 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 126 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 127 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 128 Leading Flavours for Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 129 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 130 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 131 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2014-2018
Table 132 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2015-2018
Table 133 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 134 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 135 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 136 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Sports Drinks in Hungary

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growing awareness of functional hydration and exercise culture benefit sports drinks
Hybrid product development attracts attention
Reduced sugar sports drinks do not make sugarised versions obsolete

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Niche brands enter sports drinks but international power brands lead
Cross-category competition is intensifying
Expanding availability though off-trade channels

CATEGORY DATA

Table 137 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2013-2018
Table 138 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2013-2018
Table 139 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 140 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 141 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 142 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 143 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 144 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 145 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2018-2023
Table 146 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2018-2023
Table 147 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 148 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2018-2023