Central America Food & Drink Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food & drink industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index, Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

Why you should buy this report

  • Benefit from the latest market opportunities
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks
  • Gain insight on emerging trends that could support, strengthen or disrupt your activities in the market
  • Get a full view of the competitive landscape to assess your market position
×

Sign up to download the Central America Food & Drink Report

By submitting this form you are acknowledging that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

Thank you for your interest

You will shortly receive your free executive summary by email.

Central America Food & Drink Report
Product Price
$1,295.00

BMI View: Our consumer outlook for the region has brightened in recent quarters, especially as households benefit from low oil prices ( boosting real purchasing power). Guatemala and Honduras, which have traditionally been vulnerable to structural macroeconomic weaknesses, will be the outperformers. Rising incomes will fuel growth in the food and drink sector, and the region will look increasingly attractive for food manufacturers as the res t of Latin America experiences deteriorating consumer outlook s and market saturation in the food sector.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Our outlook for the Central American food and drink sector has brightened in recent quarters, as household purchasing power benefits from low oil prices. The region is also looking increasingly attractive given the slowdown in several Latin American markets and market saturation.

  • Given the young population, the drinks industry will experience solid growth. In alcoholic drinks, we expect beer sales to rise at a steady pace while in soft drinks, all segments will do well.

  • Although incomes are rising, we believe that households will remain relatively price-conscious throughout our forecast period to 2020, which will continue to favour the discount format in the mass grocery retail sector.

  • Breaking down by country, Guatemala will offer the strongest growth opportunities in Central America, while a strong tourism sector will drive premiumisation in Costa Rica.

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
8
Food & Drink
8
Industry Forecast
10
Consumer Outlook
10
Latest Updates
10
Structural Trends
10
Food
11
Latest Updates
11
Structural Trends
11
Table: Food Sales (Central America 2013-2020)
13
Drink
15
Latest Updates
15
Table: Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales (Central America 2013-2020)
16
Mass Grocery Retail
19
Latest Updates
19
Structural Trends
19
Industry Risk/Reward Index
20
Latin America - Risk/Reward Index
20
Table: Latin America Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q216
23
Table: Latin America Food & Drink Risk/Reward Sub-Factor Index Q216 (scores out of 10)
26
Market Overview
27
Food
27
Drink
28
Mass Grocery Retail
31
Competitive Landscape
32
Table: Key Players In Central America's Food & Drink Sector
32
Table: Key Players In Guatemala's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
33
Table: Key Players In El Salvador's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
34
Table: Key Players In Costa Rica's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
35
Table: Key Players In Honduras' Mass Grocery Retail Sector
36
Company Profile
37
Diana Food
37
CBC
39
SABMiller
42
Florida Ice And Farm
45
Walmart de M-xico y Centroam-rica
48
Demographic Forecast
51
Demographic Outlook
51
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
52
Table: Key Population Ratios (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
52
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
53
Table: Population By Age Group (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
53
Table: Population By Age Group % (Costa Rica 1990-2025)
54
Demographic Outlook
56
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Guatemala 1990-2025)
57
Table: Key Population Ratios (Guatemala 1990-2025)
57
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Guatemala 1990-2025)
58
Table: Population By Age Group (Guatemala 1990-2025)
58
Table: Population By Age Group % (Guatemala 1990-2025)
59
Demographic Outlook
61
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Honduras 1990-2025)
62
Table: Key Population Ratios (Honduras 1990-2025)
62
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Honduras 1990-2025)
63
Table: Population By Age Group (Honduras 1990-2025)
63
Table: Population By Age Group % (Honduras 1990-2025)
64
Demographic Outlook
66
Table: Population Headline Indicators (El Salvador 1990-2025)
67
Table: Key Population Ratios (El Salvador 1990-2025)
67
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (El Salvador 1990-2025)
68
Table: Population By Age Group (El Salvador 1990-2025)
68
Table: Population By Age Group % (El Salvador 1990-2025)
69
Glossary
71
Food & Drink
71
Mass Grocery Retail
71
Methodology
73
Industry Forecast Methodology
73
Sector-Specific Methodology
74
Sources
74
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
75
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
76
Table: Weighting
77

The Central America Food & Drink Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Central America Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Guatemalan, Salvadoran, Costa Rican, Honduran food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the mass grocery retail market.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Food Forecasts

BMI’s food chapter is divided into sections such as meat, fish, confectionary, dairy and canned foods, and provides insight into each market’s food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

  • Industry Forecast Scenario: Historical data series and a forecast to end-2019 for growth of key indicators within a market’s food industry. Indicators include food consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.
  • Industry Developments: A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.
  • Market Overview: An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food chapter, the drink section provides insight into each market’s drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into each market’s grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown of the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape

Illustration of the mass grocery retail and food and drink industries via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. This chapter also includes data-rich, in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the region’s leading mass grocery retail and food and drink operators.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Food & Drink reports draw on an extensive network primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.