The Spanish Spirits Market: What Consumers Drink and Why?


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Product Synopsis

This report provides the results for the Spirits market in Spain from Canadean's unique, highly detailed study of consumers' Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption behaviors, the extent to which consumer trends influence their consumption, the value of the market these trends influence, and brand and private label choices as well as retailer choices. Much of this information can also be analyzed by specific consumer groups, providing hard and fast data on consumers and markets at the product category level.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?

Marketers in the Spirits market face a major challenge. Understanding market size and segmentation is valuable, but the key to effective targeting is knowing just how valuable specific consumer groups are, and being able to quantify the impact of consumer trends. This data report solves these problems by providing survey-based data on consumer trends and consumer groups, and market data that shows the exact size of consumer groups, how much of the Spirits market they account for, and which consumer trends drive their behavior.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?

As consumer confidence increases proportionally to economic recovery, consumer trends will be directly affected. Since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 the retail market has been characterized by an increase in the amount of discounted and own-brand products. Brandy, Whiskey, Rum, Gin and Genever, Vodka, Tequila and Mezcal, Specialty Spirits, and Liqueurs are not considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have been negatively affected. As economic and market recovery continues over 2012, consumption patterns will record a positive trend in both the Medium and Heavy frequency bands and the amount of Non-users should decrease.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?

Consumers' uptake of products and the influence of consumer trends are fundamental causes of change in markets - making knowing what these trends are and the extent of their influence crucial. The survey-based data provided in this report examines over 20 consumer trends that affect the market and examines the share of consumption across 26 consumer groups. This data provides a detailed insight into exactly who the consumer is and just how much impact the latest consumer trends are having.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?

The data provided is unique in the market as it tracks consumer behavior through to its actual value impact on a product market. This provides readers with a unique data analysis of the market, allowing marketing tactics and strategy to be updated in line with the very latest consumer behaviors.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Consumer data, based upon proprietary surveys and then consumer group tracking and modeling for the following specific categories: Brandy, Whiskey, Rum, Gin and Genever, Vodka, Tequila and Mezcal, Specialty Spirits, andLiqueurs.
  • Detailed consumer segmentation covering over 26 consumer groups, 20 consumer trends, and consumption frequency for each product category.
  • Consumer penetration for brands and private labels, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.
  • Unique retailer choice data at the product category level, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.

Key Market Issues

  • While vodka consumption is relatively high among Early Young Adults, consumption frequency is mostly Light and declines with age. This makes younger consumers the most important target demographic for Vodka suppliers, who should target occasions such as parties when younger consumers tend to increase their Spirits consumption.
  • Consumer segmentation by wealth group shows the Spanish Better Off wealth group has the largest share of Spirits consumption in value terms, over four times higher than the second largest wealth group. 
  • Spanish male consumers account for the majority of Spirits consumption in Spain, almost double that of females. This indicates marketing planners should initiate campaigns that focus on high volume sales for male consumers and value sales for females.

Key Highlights

  • The Spirits category with the highest per capita expenditure in Spain is Whiskey, followed by Rum, Gin andGenever, and Brandy. 
  • Private label's share of the Spanish market is low across Spirits, except for Specialty Spirits where private label accounts for approximately 16% of the market by volume. This shows that retailers can increase their share of the market in other Spirits categories with continued investment.
  • Indulgence and Personal space and time are the most important trends affecting Spanish consumers' choice of Spirits, showing how Spirits consumption is associated with luxury and relaxation.