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Sales of alcoholic drinks have been decimated by the outbreak of COVID-19 in Myanmar with jobs and wages under threat. Retail and foodservice outlets that serve alcoholic drinks are also facing significant disruption with a third wave of COVID-19 leading to further lockdown measures in July 2021. Alongside the COVID-19 crisis Myanmar is also...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Myanmar
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Spirits Sales

Non alcoholic beer is the only alcoholic drinks category with a presence in Saudi Arabia, as alcoholic drinks are banned under Islamic law. The COVID-19 crisis resulted in a sharp fall in non alcoholic beer sales for a number of reasons in 2020. The lockdown from March until July aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 included the closure...

  • Beer
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Beer Sales
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue

2020 was a tough year for alcoholic drinks in Pakistan with the measures taken to control the spread of COVID-19 making it harder to access these products. As part of the government’s lockdown measures hotels were forced to close, with these being the sole source of on-trade sales. Additionally, the closure of the country’s borders also meant...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Pakistan
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country the government introduced a range of measures including asking on-trade establishments to close as from 19 March until 8 May 2020. This took a heavy toll on on-trade sales of alcoholic drinks which plummeted by more than a third in volume terms in 2020. Even after bars and restaurants started...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Uzbekistan
  • Spirits Sales
  • Beer Sales

Algeria, already fragile economically and politically, has now been facing a new crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the lockdown implemented by the government in order to contain the virus spread, has negatively been affecting both the offer and the demand. Indeed, the market supply is disturbed by the lack of staff, transport issues...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Algeria
  • Spirits Sales
  • Wine Revenue

Alcoholic drinks was one of the hardest industries by COVID-19 in 2020 with sales plummeting. This was in large part due to government’s decision to impose a nationwide ban on the production and sale of alcohol during the 41-day lockdown (25 March-3 May) after it deemed these products to be non-essential. Along with South Africa, India was...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • India
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Beer Sales

Volume sales of alcoholic drinks saw steep declines in Georgia in 2020, due to the myriad negative impacts from the event of COVID-19. Strong downwards pressure came from the closures of foodservice outlets during times of lockdown, only allowing takeaway and home-delivery services from March to June and again from November onwards. Although...

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Georgia
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

Although the overall performance of alcoholic drinks in Tunisia was negatively affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, total volume declines in 2020 were mild in comparison to many other developed nations. Off-trade sales have always been significantly higher than in the on-trade in Tunisia and retail volumes witnessed only a moderate...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Tunisia
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

On 17 March 2020, as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Cameroon, the Prime Minister ordered the closure of bars and restaurants (for both on-trade and off-trade sales) from 6pm. Whilst some off-trade sales were able to navigate around the restrictions due to poor enforcement, on-trade sales (especially through late-night...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Cameroon
  • Spirits Sales
  • Wine Revenue

Alcoholic drinks in Bosnia and Herzegovina was severely impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, with volume sales down across all product areas. The on-trade channel suffered a double-digit decline in volume sales. Off-trade benefitted from the disruption to foodservice and registered an increase in volume sales. However, this did not compensate for...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Wine
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • World
  • Croatia
  • Wine Revenue
  • Spirits Sales

Alcoholic drinks suffered overall volume decline in 2020, with severe volume falls in on-trade as foodservice channels were closed for parts of the year. Off-trade registered volume growth, but growth was lower than in 2020. Alcoholic Drinks in Kazakhstan report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Kazakhstan
  • Spirits Sales
  • Wine Revenue

COVID-19 had a considerable impact on alcoholic drinks in Egypt in 2020, disrupting many of the trends observable over the review period. Some trends, however, such as premiumisation and the rise of non alcoholic options, such as non alcoholic beer, remain visible in 2020 but within different parameters. Alcoholic Drinks in Egypt...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Egypt
  • Wine Revenue
  • Beer Sales

COVID-19 has caused a major contraction across on-trade outlets, primarily through lockdown mobility restrictions, temporary closures of foodservice establishments, and, upon reopening, halving their operational capacity. The border closures which were implemented in late March, also negatively affected category volume sales due to the significant...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Costa Rica
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

The outbreak of COVID-19 had a wide reaching impact on sales of alcoholic drinks in Korea, with the overriding trend being a sizeable shift from drinking through the on-trade to drinking at home. In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 the Korean government introduced a range of measures, including lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • South Korea
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Wine Revenue

The mandated closures of consumer foodservice establishments in the Dominican Republic negatively affected the overall performance of alcoholic drinks in 2020. While off-trade volume sales grew, it was not enough to compensate for the loss in on-trade, resulting in a total volume decline in 2020. Higher priced alcoholic drinks that were typically...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Dominican Republic
  • Wine Revenue
  • Spirits Sales

As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and related safety measures, alcoholic drinks in Guatemala posted a slight decline in total volume terms and a double-digit decline in total current value terms in 2020. The lacklustre performance can be attributed to the negative impact restrictions had on on-trade sales. Due to the health pandemic, the...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Guatemala
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

All types of alcoholic drinks witnessed steep double-digit total volume declines in the United Arab Emirates in 2020 as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the strict measures introduced by the governments to combat infection rates. International border closures led to a severe decline in the number of inbound tourists, while many...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Beer Sales
  • Wine Revenue

After seeing strong growth for most of the review period, alcoholic drinks recorded a double-digit decline in total volume terms in Vietnam in 2020. There were two main reasons for the fall in sales – new legislation and COVID-19, both of which mostly negatively affected on-trade sales. A new law came into force in January 2020 which toughened...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Vietnam
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue
  • Cider Sales

RTDs has remained a marginal product area in Azerbaijan in 2020. These products primarily appeal to young adults of legal drinking age, with older consumers generally favouring stronger and more expensive alcoholic drinks such as spirits and wine. Spirit-based RTDs was the only type of RTDs to register measurable volume sales in Azerbaijan...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Cider
  • Belarus
  • Wine Revenue
  • Beer Sales

COVID-19 had a broadly negative impact on alcoholic drinks in Estonia in 2020, with total volume and current value sales declining. All of the main categories suffered as the resultant economic shock drove consumers to rein in non-essential spending. Similarly, increased health-consciousness arising from concerns about the virus prompted many...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Estonia
  • Spirits Sales
  • Wine Revenue

The COVID-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for alcoholic drinks in Croatia in 2020. The biggest blow to sales was the tight restrictions imposed in the country’s hospitality industry as the government struggled to contain the virus. On-trade outlets were closed for two separate periods in the spring and autumn, and even when measures were...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Croatia
  • Wine Revenue
  • Cider Sales

The COVID-19 pandemic affected alcoholic drinks in Lithuania in two ways. Due to the lockdowns, sales in cafés, bars, restaurants and other on-trade establishments were hit hard. With the health crisis and home seclusion increasing consumer stress levels, added to by financial uncertainty, demand for alcohol rose, with off-trade volume sales...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Lithuania
  • Spirits Sales
  • Wine Revenue

Alcoholic drinks was strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, especially due to the outlet closures and restrictions placed on horeca outlets around the country for much of the year. In spring, as well as in November and December, restaurants, bars and clubs were closed in accordance with national lockdown measures and, even when...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Austria
  • Beer Sales
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Latvia, alcoholic drinks recorded a volume decline of 1% in 2020, driven by a double-digit decline in the on-trade. From March 2020, a lockdown was put in place in the country that required the closure of non-essential outlets, while on-trade venues in Riga were required to put social distancing measurements...

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Latvia
  • Wine Revenue
  • Spirits Sales

In response to COVID-19, Azerbaijan has taken a range of strict measures to help prevent it spreading with these having a particularly strong negative impact on on-trade volume sales. To control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a curfew was introduced in March 2020 with consumers required to gain permission to leave their homes. Alcoholic...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Azerbaijan
  • Wine Revenue
  • Spirits Sales

The alcoholic drinks industry in South Africa took a massive blow in 2020 as the sale and distribution of all alcoholic beverages was banned on three occasions because of the number of patients being admitted to hospitals due to alcohol-induced trauma. Alcoholic Drinks in South Africa report offers a comprehensive guide to the size...

  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Beer
  • South Africa
  • Beer Sales
  • Alcoholic Drink Revenue

Sales of alcoholic drinks in Ecuador in 2020 plummeted across all categories as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several factors contributed to this decline. Most significantly, the widespread closure of foodservice outlets, including bars, cafés and restaurants, meant that on-trade sales of alcohol were negligible for much of the year. Alcoholic...

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Spirits
  • Ecuador
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

The Bolivian alcoholic drinks market witnessed a marked decline in volumes in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Restrictions on the operations of consumer foodservice outlets, including closures and reduced capacities, resulted in a significant fall in on-trade sales during the year. Alcoholic Drinks in Bolivia report offers...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Cider
  • Bolivia
  • Beer Sales
  • Spirits Sales

COVID-19 negatively impacted volume sales of alcoholic drinks in Kenya in 2020. Volume sales were down in both off- and on-trade channels. Though the pandemic mainly caused disruption in on-trade with many foodservice outlets forced to close temporarily, off-trade actually registered a steeper volume decline. This was because beer is mainly...

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Cider
  • Kenya
  • East Africa
  • Beer Sales
  • Cider Sales

The strong decline in total volume sales of alcoholic drinks in Germany in 2020 largely reflects the heavy losses seen in the dominant category of beer, with its declining sales in the on-trade channel only partially offset by gains in off-trade sales. Alcoholic Drinks in Germany report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and...

  • Alcoholic Drink
  • Germany
  • Beer Sales
  • Wine Revenue