Bottled Water Market - U.S. Bottled Water Imports Falling, Industry Running A Trade Deficit

Soft Drinks and Mineral Waters May 23, 2016
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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The U.S. dominates in imports on the bottled water market, accounting for a 14% share (based on USD). It was followed by Belgium (11%) and Germany (9%). In 2015, U.S. bottled water imports totaled 387 million USD, which was 22 million USD (6%) more than the year before.

From 2007 to 2015, imports of bottled water in the U.S. showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by growth the year after, until imports decreased again. There was an annual decline of -1.2% throughout the analysed period.

U.S. imports are still in the recovery phase of the economic cycle. They have to grow another 10% in order to reach the pre-recession level of 2007.

Despite fierce competition, the U.S. continues to be one of the most attractive destinations for overseas suppliers.

Italy and France were the main suppliers of bottled water into the U.S., with a combined share of 77% of total U.S. imports in 2015. Moreover, both countries strengthened their positions in the U.S. import structure.

From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net importer of bottled water. Net US imports of bottled water showed a negative trend over the period under review. In 2015, this industry ran a significant trade deficit of 327 million USD, which amounted to approximately 84% of gross imports.

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