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Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia

December 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Soft Drinks industry in Saudi Arabia with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Bottled Water
  • Carbonates
  • Concentrates
  • Juice
  • RTD Coffee
  • RTD Tea
  • Energy Drinks
  • Sports Drinks
  • Asian Speciality Drinks

If you're in the Soft Drinks industry in Saudi Arabia, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia?
  • To what extent are health considerations impacting consumption of Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia?
  • How are changing social attitudes and legislation (eg sugar tax) reshaping demand and consumption?
  • How are changing demographics (for example, an ageing or predominantly young population) determining consumption of Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia?
  • Which are the leading brands in Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia?
  • What potential exists for multinational or domestic soft drinks companies to expand in Saudi Arabia?
  • How are products distributed in Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce changing the retail and competitive landscape?
  • How have home seclusion and social distancing measures following COVID-19 impacted sales of Soft Drinks?
  • How are sustainability issues, such as environmentally-friendly packaging, legislation on recyclability, or the amount of plastic in bottles, impacting the soft drinks industry?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Soft Drinks in Saudi Arabia

Soft drinks in 2022: The big picture
2022 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
Foodservice vs retail split
What next for soft drinks?
Table 1 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2017-2022
Table 2 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 3 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 4 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 5 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: Volume 2021
Table 6 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: % Volume 2021
Table 7 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2021
Table 8 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2021
Table 9 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 10 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 11 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 12 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 13 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2017-2022
Table 14 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2018-2022
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2019-2022
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 19 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format: % Volume 2017-2022
Table 20 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2022
Table 21 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2022-2027
Table 22 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 23 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2022-2027
Table 24 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2022-2027
Table 25 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 26 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 27 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 28 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2022-2027
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Fountain sales in Saudi Arabia

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Summary 1 Research Sources

Bottled Water in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pure Beverages Industry launches new Ival water at 2022 Gulfood exhibition
Water set to benefit from government’s ban of high-sugar soft drinks in schools
Influx of inbound tourists also spurs growth in bottled water
Bottled water companies to further develop their direct selling networks
Water will continue to benefit from consumers switching away from high-sugar beverages
Sustainability drives will be notable in bottled water, due to high rate of disposable packaging
Table 31 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 32 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 33 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 34 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 35 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 36 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 37 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2018-2022
Table 38 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2019-2022
Table 39 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 40 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 41 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 42 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Carbonates in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Al Jomaih Bottling Plant (PepsiCo (GBO)) maintains its strong lead, supported by its ongoing sustainability initiatives in the Kingdom
The return of inbound tourism and revival in out-of-home entertainment boost sales of carbonates
Modern trade continues to lead distribution, thanks to ongoing channel expansion and promotional campaigns
Further sugar reduction strategies expected in carbonates, in line with health and wellness trends and to mitigate impacts from the sugar tax
Further sustainability drives set to emerge – especially in waste management supported by the government
Retail e-commerce expected to continue its evolution, supported by increasingly busy lifestyles
Table 43 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Volume 2017-2022
Table 44 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Value 2017-2022
Table 45 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 46 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 47 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 48 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 49 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 50 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 51 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2017-2022
Table 52 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 53 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 55 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2018-2022
Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2019-2022
Table 57 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 58 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 59 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 60 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
Table 61 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2022-2027
Table 62 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2022-2027

Concentrates in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Vimto maintains its lead due to being synonymous with Ramadan
Tang continues to lead the less popular powder concentrates
Modern trade wins again with traditional concentrates
Will Vimto Cordial Zero pave the way for further developments?
Further innovations may be seen in iced coffee powder concentrates
E-commerce ideal channel for consumers to purchase bulk concentrates
Concentrates Conversions
Summary 2 Concentrates Conversion Factors for Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Format
Table 63 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 64 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 65 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 66 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 67 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2019-2022
Table 68 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2018-2022
Table 69 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2019-2022
Table 70 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2018-2022
Table 71 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2019-2022
Table 72 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2018-2022
Table 73 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2019-2022
Table 74 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 75 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 76 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 77 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Juice in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Government monitors consumption in schools and bans high-sugar drinks, impacting juice
Juice sees a boost from the uptick in inbound tourism, from religious celebrations to Saudi Seasons
Modern trade continues to expand, strengthening its top channel place across the entire soft drinks category
Fresh juice set to see healthy growth, supported by wellbeing trends and the launch of more juice bars
Juice players look to new formulations to reduce sugar and cut manufacturing and tax costs
E-commerce development set to continue in the post-pandemic landscape
Table 78 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 79 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 80 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 81 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 82 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 83 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 84 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2018-2022
Table 85 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2019-2022
Table 86 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 87 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 88 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 89 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

RTD Coffee in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Starbucks maintains its lead as Arla continues its expansion plans in the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s hot weather and revived tourism trade help to support sales
RTD coffee sees boost from LuLu’s promotions for “Year of Saudi Coffee”
Coffee loving consumers look to e-commerce to find exciting new variants
RTD coffee also set to see developments in sugar-free variants
Table 90 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2017-2022
Table 91 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2017-2022
Table 92 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 93 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 94 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 95 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 96 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2018-2022
Table 97 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2019-2022
Table 98 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2022-2027
Table 99 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2022-2027
Table 100 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 101 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2022-2027

RTD Tea in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Lipton maintains top brand place and launches various incentives to appeal to millennials and gen Z
Still RTD tea and traditional flavours remain the most popular
The Kingdom’s hot weather and revived tourism trade help to support sales
Sugar reduction strategies also expected in RTD tea, in line with health and wellness trends
Sustainability initiatives set to reach RTD tea
E-commerce gives RTD tea an opportunity to modernise its image
Table 102 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 103 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 104 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 105 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 106 Leading Flavours for Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2017-2022
Table 107 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 108 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 109 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2018-2022
Table 110 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2019-2022
Table 111 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2022-2027
Table 112 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 113 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 114 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Energy Drinks in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Rockstar arrives in the Kingdom to great aplomb, following PepsiCo’s acquisition of the brand
Energy drinks continue to face challenges due to strict regulations in the Kingdom
Channel trends in energy drinks favour supermarkets and hypermarkets
Naturally functional variants set to emerge, led by the ground-breaking Doctor V brand and its incredible story
Will energy drinks see an image overhaul, with a new healthier positioning?
Energy drinks also set to benefit from ongoing developments in e-commerce
Table 115 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2017-2022
Table 116 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2017-2022
Table 117 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 118 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 119 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 120 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 121 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 122 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 123 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2022-2027
Table 124 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2022-2027
Table 125 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 126 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Sports Drinks in Saudi Arabia

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Vision 2030’s ongoing support of sporting activities helps sales in sports drinks to recover
Gatorade maintains lion’s share lead in sports drinks, thanks to initiatives in sports and nutrition
Supermarkets and hypermarkets continue to thrive, benefiting sales across all soft drinks
Ongoing government initiatives to promote sports will continue to support sales in sports drinks
Sports drinks to see further developments in healthier-positioned variants, to better fit with sporting initiatives
Sports drinks set to see wider distribution with the ongoing development of e-commerce
Table 127 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2017-2022
Table 128 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2017-2022
Table 129 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 130 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 131 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2018-2022
Table 132 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2019-2022
Table 133 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2018-2022
Table 134 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2019-2022
Table 135 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2022-2027
Table 136 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2022-2027
Table 137 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2022-2027
Table 138 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2022-2027
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Soft Drinks

      • Carbonated Natural Mineral Bottled Water
      • Carbonated Spring Bottled Water
      • Carbonated Purified Bottled Water
      • Still Flavoured Bottled Water
      • Sparkling Flavoured Bottled Water
    • Functional Bottled Water
      • Still Natural Mineral Bottled Water
      • Still Spring Bottled Water
      • Still Purified Bottled Water
    • Regular Carbonates
    • Reduced Sugar Carbonates
      • Regular Cola Carbonates
      • Reduced Sugar Cola Carbonates
      • Regular Non-Cola Carbonates
      • Reduced Sugar Non-Cola Carbonates
        • Regular Lemonade/Lime
        • Reduced Sugar Lemonade/Lime
        • Regular Tonic Water/Mixers/Other Bitters
        • Reduced Sugar Tonic Water/Mixers/Other Bitters
        • Regular Orange Carbonates
        • Reduced Sugar Orange Carbonates
        • Regular Other Non-Cola Carbonates
        • Reduced Sugar Other Non-Cola Carbonates
    • Liquid Concentrates
    • Powder Concentrates
      • Not from Concentrate 100% Juice
      • Reconstituted 100% Juice
    • Juice Drinks (up to 24% Juice)
    • Nectars (25-99% Juice)
    • Coconut and Other Plant Waters
  • RTD Coffee
    • Carbonated RTD Tea and Kombucha
      • Regular Still RTD Tea
      • Reduced Sugar Still RTD Tea
    • Regular Energy Drinks
    • Reduced Sugar Energy Drinks
    • Regular Sports Drinks
    • Reduced Sugar Sports Drinks
  • Asian Speciality Drinks

Soft Drinks

This is the aggregation of the following categories; Carbonates, Fruit/vegetable juice, Bottled water, Functional drinks, Concentrates, RTD tea, RTD coffee and Asian speciality drinks.

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