Global Bottled Water Market | Growth | Trends | Forecast


 21 05 2019


Bottled water is packaged drinking water available in plastic and glass water bottles. It is pure and free from contamination and the most convenient way for the body to fulfill its hydration needs, and is easily available in nearby retail stores and supermarkets.

Bottled water is drinking water which can be distilled water, mineral water or spring water. It is packed in plastic or glass water bottles. Bottled water is the most convenient way to fulfill the hydration needs of an individual. Some bottled water is carbonated and is called sparkling water. This water has a “fizz” that is usually created by carbon dioxide gas. Water without the added carbonation is still water. Urbanization and increasing economic stability throughout the world is expected to drive the bottled water market in the upcoming period.


The rise in healthcare awareness among individual about waterborne diseases such as malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, food poisoning, etc. is expected to remain the dominant force driving the demand for the bottled water market. Furthermore, higher growth of carbonated water on account of better health benefits and added nutrients is also projected to influence the bottled water market significantly. Moreover, the demand for bottled water in the soft drink industry is expected to fuel the bottled water market. At the same time, growing awareness regarding the benefits of bottled water coupled with increasing preference for an active lifestyle is expected to generate untapped opportunity for the bottled water market.


The global bottled water market is segmented on the basis of product type, packaging and distribution channel. Based on product type, the market is segmented into still bottle water, carbonated bottle water, flavored bottle water, and functional bottle water. On the basis of packaging the market is segmented into pet bottles and glass bottles. On the basis of distribution channel the market is segmented into super/hypermarket, convenience/drug stores, grocery stores/club stores, and foodservice/vending.

The global bottled water market is also  segmented on the basis of type and geography. Based on type, it is classified into still water, carbonated water, flavored water, and functional water. In 2015, the still water segment held the largest market share, accounting around two-thirds of the total market share and is expected to maintain this trend during the forecast period. In terms of geographical analysis, in 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the market, with market share of 35.6%, followed by Europe at 27.1%. Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Top players in the market invest huge capital in R&D activities to develop enhanced products to cater to the current demand. Major players in the bottled water market are as follows:

  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Nestle Waters
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co., Ltd.
  • Danone
  • Natural Waters of Viti Ltd.
  • Mountain Valley Spring Company
  • Icelandic Glacial Inc.
  • Dasani


The global ​bottled water ​market has ​witnessed ​increased ​growth in the ​recent past, ​owing to ​changing ​lifestyle ​patterns of ​consumers as ​they are more ​inclined ​towards bottled ​water and its ​portable and ​convenient ​nature. The ​market is ​anticipated to ​reach a market ​value of $319,​860 million by ​2022, growing ​at a CAGR of 9.​5% between 2016 ​and 2022.​

In addition, ​rise in health ​awareness about ​waterborne ​diseases such ​as malaria, ​typhoid, ​diarrhea, food ​poisoning, and ​others also ​support market ​growth. However,​ stringent ​regulations for ​the approval of ​bottled water ​and availability ​of tap water at ​a lower cost ​impede this ​growth. ​Furthermore, ​the harmful ​effects of ​using plastic ​bottles owing ​to presence of ​chemicals such ​as bisphenol A (​BPA) can lead ​to neurological ​diseases and ​behavioral ​problems among ​children, which ​further hinders ​the market ​growth.​

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Dursun Yıldız

Civil Engineer-Expert on Hydropolitics

He was born in Samsun in 1958. He was graduated from İstanbul Technical University Civil Engineering Faculty in 1981. After completing his military service in 1983 he began to work in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. While working here he participated graduate professional education and investigation programs in Holland and USA Bureu of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1998 he participated first “EU Master Education” program and later “International Affairs Proficiency” program in Ankara University European Union Research and Application Center. In 2000 he completed his MS thesis in the topic of water politics in Hacettepe University Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.
He worked for five years as the section head and for following 10 years as department deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. During this period he published more than 100 technical and scientific reports and papers. Then he worked as the department Deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Domestic Water Supply Department and worked at the Planning and Investigation Department of the same institution and retired in 2007.

Dursun YILDIZ while working in State Hydraulic Works he lectured in the topics of water works in Gazi University Engineering and Architectural Faculty, Civil Engineering Department and water resources and hydropolitics in Hacettepe University, Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.

Dursun YILDIZ worked also as a executive committee member , Vice President in Chamber of Civil Engineers and Vice President of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects .

Dursun YILDIZ, experienced in water,hydro energy management and consultancy for 25 years, wrote ten books and besides published several papers and technical reports in the topics of water engineering and hydroenergy in national and international periodicals.
He has awarded Successful Water Resarcher Prize of Year of 2008 by Agriculturers Associations of Türkiye .

He is a member of Scientific Commitee of Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA).

He is a member of Water-Soil-Energy Working Group that has followed development of water,soil and energy sectors since 2009. He is head of Ada Hydro-Energy , Strategy & Engineering Consultancy Co. Since 2007