Soft drinks declined in Q1-16 compared with the same quarter in 2015, driven in particular by heavier losses in carbonates, sports drinks, packaged water, iced/rtd coffee drinks and juice, and more subdued losses in squash/syrups and still drinks. Iced/rtd tea drinks, energy drinks and nectars recorded growth, while flavoured water remained stable. The main driver behind the growth of alcoholic drinks was the increased sales of beer. Although beer faced losses in 2015, it is generally a more stable category, which was strongly supported during the quarter by the major players.
Consumers continuously cut back their expenditure due to reduced disposable income, high unemployment and increased taxation, consumption of packaged water was accordingly reduced.
The alcoholic market in particular was negatively affected by the excise duty which has been imposed on wine by the government, as part of new measures to collect more revenues.
The poor economic conditions continued to impact consumer spending and, as a result, dairy drinks continued its decline.
As temperatures were clearly above average during the quarter, the consumption of hot beverages was not particularly favoured.
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