Ukrainian drinking bottled water consumption down almost 7%
08.02.2019 12:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Ukraine has entered the top 5 European countries which have declined their domestic market drinking bottled water consumption within last 5 years, Ukrinform says referring to Executive Director of the Ukrainian Association of Mineral and Drinking Water Producers Oksana Bambura report.
As to the report, Ukraine has shown the deepest decline (- 6.9%).
«As of now, the bottled water highest consumption is shown by the GB domestic market up 9.9% within last 5 years. The fact of GB having grown its bottled water consumption by almost 10% means that all countries have to go the same way, and so Ukraine will also boost its bottled water consumption. Besides, Ireland has also grown its bottled water consumption by 9.1%, Turkey by 7.2%. Instead, Ukraine has come to the top five European countries, where drinking bottled water consumption has been declining. Thus, the Ukrainian domestic market bottked water consumption has declined 6.9%. However, by the end of 2018, Ukraine succeeded to boost its domestic market bottled water consumption up to the level of pre-crisis years, with the boost going on» she said.
As to Bambura, other countries which showed the bottled water consumption decline within last 5 years are Croatia (-0.7%), Belarus (-1%), Greece (-1.5%) and Norway (-3.5%) what is to be explained with the fact of these countries having improved the quality of their domestic water supply pipelines.
As to experts, within next 5 years Ukrainian and global drinking bottled water consumption will continue growing, with the highest growth expected to be shown by the GB (+6.3%), Ireland (+5.2%) and Estonia (+5.5%).