Asia-Pacific Energy Drink Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia-Pacific Energy Drink Market is segmented by Product Type (Drinks, Shots, and Mixers), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets, Food Services, Online Retail, Convenience/Grocery Stores, and Others Distribution Channels), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

APAC Energy Drink Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.46 %

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific energy drinks market was valued at USD 13,793.02 million in 2020, and it is estimated to register a CAGR of 8.46% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The governments in the region have proactively responded to the situation to control the spread of COVID-19 through proper awareness, and efforts have been made to provide staples to all sections of the society in these disturbing times. This factor has rescued the energy drinks market from a huge crash. Thus, the market witnessed a surge in demand for products that provide immunity. Wunderman Thompson South Asia found that 94% of respondents from 32 cities in 15 states claimed that everyone in their home needed an immunity boost. The e-commerce platform Snapdeal claimed that a third of its users were buying safety and immunity-focused food and products.

Increased urbanization, rising disposable income, and growing health consciousness among consumers contribute to the rising demand for non-carbonated drinks across the Asia-Pacific market. Energy drinks are widely consumed by adolescents due to their claims of improving performance, endurance, and alertness. At the same time, long and erratic working hours and the increasing occurrence of social gatherings are driving consumers toward the consumption of energy drinks.

Moreover, rising health consciousness, increasing awareness regarding the need for an active lifestyle, and the growing rates of lifestyle diseases inspired health-oriented consumers to opt for healthy and sugar-free drinks. The energy drinks market is also projected to grow due to an increase in the promotional and advertisement strategies by various manufacturers operating in the market. However, strict regulations set by governments in various countries in the region may hinder the growth of the market studied.

Scope of the Report

An energy drink is a type of drink containing stimulant compounds, usually caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. The Asia-Pacific energy drink market has been segmented into product type, distribution channel, and geography. The product type is segmented into drinks, shots, and mixers. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, food services, convenience/grocery stores, convenience/grocery stores, online channel, and other distribution channels. Based on geography, the market is segmented into India, Australia, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasting have been done in value terms of USD million.

By Product Type
By Distribution Channel
Food Services
Online Retail
Convenience/Grocery Stores
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Growing Consumer Inclination Toward Low Sugar Beverages

According to the International Diabetes Federation, India was home to 77 million diabetes patients in 2019, the second-largest in the world. By 2030, the number is predicted to reach 101 million. According to the same source, around 114 million adults in China had diabetes in 2019.

Due to the high prevalence of diabetes in the region, consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

Owing to the rising health concerns and the increasing measures to prevent the occurrence of lifestyle diseases, consumers are opting for low-calorie, low sugar, or sugar-free dietary patterns in foods and beverages. Consumers prefer natural sweeteners, such as stevia, in their beverages. Companies like PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola are committed to remove artificial ingredients and reduce the sugar content in their products.

Moreover, changes in consumer preferences for reduced or no-sugar products directed the beverage manufacturers toward product innovation. These manufacturers are developing a range of novel products to meet the accelerating demand for such products, as consumers are actively trying to avoid consuming sugary drinks to prevent the harmful effects of excessive sugar intake. A similar approach was followed by energy drinks companies, like Red Bull, which expanded its product portfolio to cater to the demands of health-conscious consumers. In 2018, Red Bull extended its sugar-free alternative to consumers in India. In addition, at the end of 2019, Monster Energy launched Monster Ultra, a zero-sugar, citrus-flavored offering.

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China Holds the Largest Market Share

The demand for functional beverages is gradually increasing in China. However, especially energy drinks, which already make up most of the functional beverages, are growing rapidly. This is due to factors such as rapid urbanization that have been in the process of converting a large population to urban dwellers. The rising income and disposable income levels and constant improvement of living standards of people in the country have resulted in modernized, busier lifestyles which is one of the primary drivers of the increase in demand. Canned and bottled energy drinks are now sold in all retail outlets in China, from supermarkets and hypermarkets to convenience stores and online, thereby boosting the sales of the products in the country.


Competitive Landscape

Energy drinks players in the Asia-Pacific region have started to increase their levels of marketing and advertising activities to maintain consumer demand for the beverages. The Asia-Pacific energy drink market is a consolidated market with a significant share held by the leading player Red Bull GmbH, Dali Foods Group, PepsiCo Inc., Osotspa Public, Company Limited, LT Group Inc., Carabao, and Tawandang Co. Ltd, among others. Energy drinks claim a major market share, especially among the young population in Asian countries. The use of natural ingredients in energy drinks and growth in new varieties and types of energy drinks are the primary drivers of growth in the market. In addition, energy drinks are increasingly being used as mixers for alcoholic beverages. This trend is more commonly observed among the younger population in the age group of 18-34 years.​

Recent Developments

In 2020, Red Bull relaunched its Red Bull Zero with a completely new formulation. The new Red Bull Zero formula delivers a similar taste to the classic Red Bull Energy Drink and is different from the already available Sugarfree line in order to give consumers a choice to enjoy a zero-sugar product with a different taste than Red Bull Sugarfree.

In 2018, Monster Energy partnered with Coca-Cola India to bring its popular energy drinks across the country.

In 2018, Carabao Group entered into a joint venture with Showa Denko KK (Japan) and Showa Aluminum Can Corporation Limited to form Asia Can Manufacturing Company Limited. The establishment of Asia Can Manufacturing Co. Ltd will help satisfy the huge demand for aluminum cans, as Carabao is expanding in various countries.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Drinks

      2. 5.1.2 Shots

      3. 5.1.3 Mixers

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Food Services

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail

      4. 5.2.4 Convenience/Grocery Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 India

      2. 5.3.2 China

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 Australia

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Tan Hiep Phat Group

      2. 6.4.2 Dali Foods Group

      3. 6.4.3 Osotspa Public Company Limited

      4. 6.4.4 PepsiCo Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Monster Beverage Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Red Bull GmbH

      7. 6.4.7 The Coca-Cola Company

      8. 6.4.8 Carabao Tawandang Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 LT Group Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Otsuka Holdings

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Energy Drink Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Energy Drink Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.46% over the next 5 years.

Red Bull, PepsiCo, Dali Foods Group, Osotspa Public Company Limited, LT Group Inc are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Energy Drink Market.

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