China will drive CSDsThis article was originally published in Foodnews
CHINA will be one of the driving forces in the growth of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), according to a new report from Euromonitor. China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and the US will account for 55% of global growth within the sector over the next five years. China's beverage industry grew by 18% in 2006 to almost 40 million tonnes. CSDs lead the market, accounting for nearly 24% of sales. The market for regular CSDs, such as colas, is forecast to fall by 12%, compensated for by demand for healthier drinks such as diet beverages, which will grow over the same period by 24%.