US Beverage Production to Total 48.4 Billion Gallons in 2021


Cleveland, OH, November 8, 2017 — US beverage production is forecast to total 48.4 billion gallons in 2021, according to Beverages: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Production of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) – the largest beverage product segment in 2016 – is expected to fall through 2021 due to competition from beverages enjoying a healthier reputation. Bottled water production is anticipated to be the fastest-growing product segment and will overtake CSD production during the forecast period.

These and other key insights are featured in Beverages: United States. This report forecasts US packaged beverage production in gallons and shipments in nominal US dollars to 2021. Total production is segmented by product in terms of:

  • CSDs
  • bottled water
  • alcoholic beverages
  • milk
  • fruit beverages
  • sports drinks
  • other ready-to-drink beverages, such as energy drinks and iced coffees.

To illustrate historical trends, total production, total shipments, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016.

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