The bottled water processing market, encompassing both the bottled water market and the bottled water equipment market, is experiencing significant growth trends, as outlined in a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets. According to the report, the bottled water market is projected to achieve substantial growth, reaching USD 457.1 billion by 2028, with a notable CAGR of 8.0% from 2023. Simultaneously, the bottled water equipment market is expected to expand to USD 9.5 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 5.7%.
The surge in demand for bottled water, particularly in emerging markets, is primarily driven by challenges associated with limited access to safe drinking water. Consumers are increasingly turning to processed bottled water as a reliable and convenient solution. Moreover, the global population growth further amplifies the need for bottled water processing to meet the escalating demand for clean and safe drinking water on a larger scale.
- Product Type: Still water dominates the bottled water market, appealing to consumers seeking a pure and straightforward hydration option. Its popularity reflects the growing emphasis on health and wellness, with consumers recognizing the benefits of staying hydrated with a clean and non-caloric beverage.
- Packaging Material: Plastic packaging, particularly polyethylene terephthalate (PET), remains the predominant choice due to its versatility, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. However, concerns about plastic waste have led to increased scrutiny, prompting efforts toward recyclability and sustainability.
- Equipment: Filters emerge as a crucial segment within the bottled water equipment market, experiencing high growth rates. Advanced filtration technologies are in demand as consumers prioritize clean and pure water, driving investments in state-of-the-art filter equipment by bottled water manufacturers.
- Region: The Asia Pacific region leads in terms of value, witnessing a surge in adoption of innovative and sustainable bottled water processing technologies. Government initiatives and regulations further contribute to market evolution in this region.
Key players in the bottled water equipment market include DuPont, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Alfa Laval, and others, while major players in the bottled water market comprise Nestlé, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and Danone, among others. These companies are focusing on expansion and collaboration to increase their market presence across North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
In summary, the bottled water processing market is poised for substantial growth, driven by evolving consumer preferences, regulatory dynamics, and technological advancements, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility.