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France Bottled Water Market, By Types (Still Unflavoured, Sparkling Unflavoured, Sparkling Flavoured and Still Flavoured) and By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialist Retailers, Independent Retailers and On-trade) – Analysis, Share, Trends, Size, & Forecast From 2014 – 2025

120 Pages | Published Date : June 2019 | Report Code: AV323 | Report Format: PDF


The France bottled water market was valued at USD 4.83 billion by 2017, growing with 2.1% CAGR during the forecast period, 2018-2025

In 2017, the French bottled water market is valued USD4.83 billion, expanding at 2.1% growth rate. France remains in the top 10 of bottled water consumption per capita globally, as mineral water is an everyday product and is particularly purchased in the on-trade of restaurants, bars and cafes. Growth of this industry is majorly attributed to the rising consumer concerns, regarding consumption of contaminated tap water. In addition, convenience of mobility and handling of the bottles is one of the important factors driving the industry growth.

Types Takeaway

  • Still unflavored
  • Sparkling unflavored
  • Sparkling flavored
  • Still flavored

Still unflavored is the largest segment, accounting for over 60% share of the overall market revenue. The Sparkling unflavored segment accounts for significant revenue share and growing with promising growth rate during the study period.

Distribution Channel Takeaway

  • Supermarkets / hypermarkets
  • Specialist Retailers
  • Independent Retailers
  • On-trade
  • Other

Supermarkets accounted for the highest proportion of volume & value in the French bottled water industry in 2017. The volume sold through this channel accounted for over 3.5 billion liters, equivalent to 40% of the market’s overall volume. The French food retail chain is very concentrated, with major supermarket and hypermarket chains like Carrefour and Auchan holding a maximum revenue share.

Key Vendors Takeaway

  • Coca-Cola
  • Hoevelmann
  • PepsiCo
  • San BenedettoG
  • erolsteiner Brunnen
  • Acqua Sant’Anna
  • Spadel
  • Roxane SA
  • Nestle S.A.
  • Ferrarelle
  • Groupe Danone

The French bottled water market is consolidated, with the three largest players accounting for 75% of the market value. Roxane is the leading player in the French bottled water space, generating a 28% share of the market’s volume. Nestle S.A. accounts for a further 24.1% of the market. This high degree of consolidation serves to decrease rivalry due to a lower number of players than if all the brands were separate players. For example, Nestle owns over 60 brands globally including Vittel, Perrier, Pure Life and Contrex which are sold in France, while Danone also owns multiple brands including Volvic, Evian and Aqua.

The market size and forecast for each segment and sub-segments has been considered as below:

  • Historical Year – 2014 & 2016
  • Base Year – 2017
  • Estimated Year – 2018
  • Projected Year – 2025


  • Traders, Distributors, and Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Government and Regional Agencies
  • Research Organizations
  • Consultants
  • Distributors


The scope of this report covers the market by its major segments, which include as follows:


  • Still unflavored
  • Sparkling unflavored
  • Sparkling flavored
  • Still flavored


  • Supermarkets / hypermarkets
  • Specialist Retailers
  • Independent Retailers
  • On-trade
  • Other


1.1. Study Scope
1.2. Assumption and Methodology
2.1. Market Snippet
2.1.1. Market Snippet by Type
2.1.2. Market Snippet by Distribution Channel
2.2. Competitive Insights
3.1. Market Drivers
3.1.1. Impact Analysis of Market Drivers
3.2. Market Restraints
3.2.1. Impact Analysis of Market Restraints
3.3. Market Opportunities
3.4. Market Future Trends
4.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.2. Marketing Strategy Analysis
4.3. Growth Prospect Mapping
5.1. Market Share Analysis
5.2. Key Innovators
5.3. Breakdown Data, by Key Manufacturer
5.3.1. Established Player Analysis
5.3.2. Emerging Player Analysis
6.1. Overview
6.1.1. Segment Share Analysis, By Type, 2017 & 2025 (%)
6.2. Still unflavored
6.2.1. Overview
6.2.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
6.3. Sparkling unflavored
6.3.1. Overview
6.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
6.4. Sparkling flavored
6.4.1. Overview
6.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
6.5. Still flavored
6.5.1. Overview
6.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
7.1. Overview
7.1.1. Segment Share Analysis, By Distribution Channel, 2017 & 2025 (%)
7.2. Supermarkets / hypermarkets
7.2.1. Overview
7.2.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
7.3. Specialist Retailers
7.3.1. Overview
7.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
7.4. Independent Retailers
7.4.1. Overview
7.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
7.5. On-trade
7.5.1. Overview
7.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
7.6. Other
7.6.1. Overview
7.6.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Million)
8.1. Coca-Cola
   8.1.1. Company Snapshot
   8.1.2. Financial Performance
   8.1.3. Product Benchmarking
   8.1.4. Strategic Initiatives
8.2. Hoevelmann
8.3. PepsiCo
8.4. San BenedettoG
8.5. erolsteiner Brunnen
8.6. Acqua Sant’Anna
8.7. Spadel
8.8. Roxane SA
8.9. Nestle S.A.
8.10. Ferrarelle
8.11. Groupe Danone
10.1. Research Methodology
10.2. References
10.3. Abbreviations
10.4. Disclaimer
10.5. Contact Us

List of Tables
TABLE List of data data sources
TABLE Market drivers; Impact Analysis
TABLE Market restraints; Impact Analysis
TABLE France Bottled Water Market: Type snapshot (2018)
TABLE Segment Dashboard; Definition and Scope, by Type
TABLE France Bottled Water Market, by Type 2014-2025 (USD Million)
TABLE France Bottled Water Market: Distribution Channel snapshot (2018)
TABLE Segment Dashboard; Definition and Scope, by Distribution Channel
TABLE France Bottled Water Market, by Distribution Channel, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

List of Figures
FIGURE France Bottled Water Market segmentation
FIGURE Market research methodology
FIGURE Value chain analysis
FIGURE Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
FIGURE Market Attractiveness Analysis
FIGURE Competitive Landscape; Key company market share analysis, 2018
FIGURE Type segment market share analysis, 2017 & 2025
FIGURE Type segment market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Still unflavored market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Sparkling unflavored market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Sparkling flavored market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Still flavored market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Distribution Channel segment market share analysis, 2017 & 2025
FIGURE Distribution Channel segment market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Supermarkets / hypermarkets market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Specialist Retailers market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE Independent Retailers market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)
FIGURE On-trade market size forecast and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 (USD Million)

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