September 01, 2012
The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world,. Mexico ranks second, followed by China, and Brazil. In 2008, U.S. bottled water sales topped 8.6 billion US gallons for 28.9% of the U.S. liquid beverage market, exceeding sales of all other beverages except carbonated soft drinks. Americans drink 21 US gallons of bottled water per capita per year.