Consumer Information

In New Zealand, we are lucky to enjoy are wide range of cold beverages.

New Zealand Beverage Council members are committed to providing consumers with choice, providing beverages suited to the wide range of lifestyles we lead and to satisfy our individual tastes.

Whether it is a bottle of water to hydrate you on go, a juice to help you get your 5+ a day, an energy drink to ger you through the day, or a sports drink following a workout – there is a beverage choice for every occasion.

In fact, every year, New Zealand households spend xxxxx  on cold non-alcoholic beverages. Every weeks, households spend an average pf $X on soft drinks, $Y on juice, $Z bottled water and $W on energy drinks

Water is by far the most consumed drink in New Zealand, with water making up 27.5% of all beverages we consume (excluding alcohol), followed by coffee, tea and milk.

Soft drinks actually make up less than four percent the drinks we are drinking and consumption of soft drinks has been falling in recent years, while sales of low and no-calorie non-alcoholic beverages have grown by two-thirds over the last decade.

However, with such a wide range of options available, it is not always obvious to know the difference between the different types of drinks available. In this section, we try and explain the types of drinks you will find on supermarket shelves.