The Hot Drinks market includes the Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa market. In the Hot Drinks market, products in dry form (such as powders, beans, and leaves) are covered. The drink is prepared by adding liquids, such as hot water or milk, to the product. Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee and Tea products in liquid form are in the corresponding segment in the Non-Alcoholic Drinks market.
The Hot Drinks market is divided into the Coffee market, the Tea market, and the Cocoa market.
The Coffee market consists of Roast Coffee in the form of ground coffee and whole beans, that is prepared with coffee machines or a French press, as well as Instant Coffee that only requires the addition of hot water.
The Tea market consists of black tea, green tea, and mate sold in tea bags or as loose-leaf tea.
The Cocoa market contains powder and powder-mixes for the preparation of cocoa drinks or hot chocolate.
The market comprises revenue and average revenue per capita, volume and average volume per capita, price per unit (per kilogram), as well as sales channels. Per capita figures refer to the whole population. The data only covers at-home sales (e.g., sales via supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores). Out-of-home sales (e.g., sales in Hotels, restaurants, bars) are only shown as a separate box in the aggregated Hot Drinks market. All prices include all sales and consumption taxes and are valued at consumer prices.
In retail, the biggest player in the Hot Drinks Coffee segment is Nestlé whose Nespresso and Nescafé brands are globally recognized household names. Other important players are Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), Tchibo, Starbucks, and Lavazza. In the Tea segment, Unilever (Lipton), Associated British Foods (Twinings) and Tata Global Beverages (Tetley) are the biggest players by revenue while Nestlé is the most important player in the Cocoa realm.
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Roast Coffee, such as Peet's Coffee
Instant Coffee, such as Nescafé Gold
Tea, such as Republic of Tea Black Tea
Cocoa, such as Nesquik
RTDs derived from Coffee, Tea or Cocoa (e.g., Lipton Ice Tea)
Rising employment levels have driven up caffeination demand across the board. At the same time, increasing discretionary spending power has fueled the appetite for indulgence among consumers as well as a desire for novel experiences, which in turn has driven premiumization and sophistication.
As mostly agriculturally sourced products, organic and fairly traded Hot Drinks products have gained significant traction in the market. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental and social impact of their purchasing decisions, leading to a greater demand for sustainably produced products.
The Hot Drinks market is expected to continue its upward trajectory, driven by factors such as expanding consumption in emerging markets, the demand for premium and specialty products, and the evolving preferences of the younger generation. However, challenges such as climate change and sustainability concerns remain areas of focus for industry stakeholders.
Data coverage: The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on private Household spendings on Hot Drinks. The data only covers at-home sales (e.g., sales via supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores). Out-of-home sales (e.g., sales in Hotels, restaurants, bars) are only shown as a separate box in the aggregated Hot Drinks market.
Modeling approach: Market sizes are determined through a Top-Down approach, building on specific predefined factors for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use resources from the Statista platform as well as in-house market research, national statistical offices, international institutions, trade associations, companies, the trade press, and the experience of our analysts. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as production data, region, and price level index. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.
Forecasts: In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the exponential trend smoothing is well suited for forecasting the Hot Drinks market with a projected steady growth.
Additional notes: The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level.
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