Hell or high water: Revenue has grown despite environmental concerns about the industry

IBISWorld’s Bottled Water Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bottled Water Manufacturing industry has grown strongly over the past five years. This is largely due to consumers' growing preference for convenience and rising health consciousness. The growing popularity of active lifestyles and a shift away from beverages with high sugar content have driven demand for bottled water. However, industry competition has increased and the growing prevalence of private-label products has driven prices lower, forcing firms to focus on volume growth rather than price, slowing the industry's rate of expansion. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach $736.2 million. This includes projected growth of 3.6% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Bottled Water Manufacturing industry is characterised by high and increasing barriers to entry. New potential entrants generally own a water source or brand. Spring owners wanting to enter the industry can form a partnership with an existing brand or establish their own brand and production facilities. Brand owners can either source water from a public source or purchase water from a supplier.

The industry is highly concentrated, with the two largest manufacturers (CCA and Asahi) also being highly diversified. These two firms benefit from a competitive advantage over new entrants, as they produce a range of beverages with established distribution networks. It ..

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Industry Products

What is the Bottled Water Manufacturing Industry?

The industry manufactures or bottles purified water, spring water or mineral water. Establishments that manufacture soft drinks, fruit juice, alcoholic beverages or milk drinks are excluded from the industry. Firms that mainly supply water by pipelines or mains are also excluded.

Industry Products
Spring water
Purified water
Bulk and packaged water
Mineral water
Industry Activities
Spring water and bottling
Purified water and bottling
Bulk water and bottling
Near water and bottling
Unsweetened mineral water and bottling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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