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Bottled Water Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Bottled Water Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.072 | Dec 2016

Unquenched thirst: Revenue is expected to be marginally affected by economic uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Bottled Water Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Highland Spring Highland Spring market share
Nestle Waters UK Nestle Waters UK market share
Princes Limited Princes Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bottled Water Production industry has gone from strength to strength in the past five years as consumers have switched to bottled water as a healthy alternative to soft drinks. Thanks to firms' efforts to underline the health benefits of drinking water, through extensive marketing campaigns and sports sponsorships, operators have been able to convince shoppers to pay for a product that is available to them at home for a much lower cost. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.5%, reaching £834.5 million. During the current year, revenue is projected to rise by 2.9%.

A major issue faced by producers is the environmental impact of their packaging... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

To be classified as either spring or mineral water, water needs to be bottled at the source. Water from springs undergoes minimal purification and, in the case of mineral water, none at all, so it is important that there is little pollution in the catchment area of the water source. This tends to mean that springs are located away from densely populated areas of the United Kingdom in regions with high rainfall.


In terms of establishment numbers, Wales is the largest region in the industry. It receives high levels of annual rainfall and the mountainous terrain contributes to its low population density. However, there are also bottled water producers just outside Wales in the East Midlands. Hen.. purchase to read more


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What is the Bottled Water Production Industry?

Firms in this industry bottle still or sparkling drinking water in plastic or glass containers. Firms producing water to be dispensed in water coolers are also included in the industry. However, beverages containing additives such as sugar and artificial colourings are classified as soft drinks and not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Cooler waterSpring waterNatural mineral waterBottled drinking water
Industry Activities
Bottling drinking waterCapping and labelling bottles

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