Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market, By Device Offering (Top-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser and Bottom-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser), By Water Service Offering (Exchange and Refill), By End User (Households and Commercial Offices), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America); Trend Analysis, Market Competition Scenario & Outlook, 2016-2026

September 2020
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Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026


Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market witness market size is estimated to be USD 7,856.88 Million in 2019 and, is anticipated to reach worth USD 10,234.50 Million in 2026 at a CAGR of 2.2% during the projection period of 2020-2026. Key factors driving demand for the 5-gallon water bottles and service industry include portability, ease of use and instant delivery with affordable costs. In some regions, drinking water scarcity needs sound sources to meet the growing demand for safe drinking water, consequently leading to increased product sales inducing market growth. Filtered, contamination-free drinking water with convenient exchange and refill facilities in developed region propel the market growth of 5-Gallon Water Bottles market. 


Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market Overview


A water dispenser, known as a water cooler is a cooling or heating system that provides water with a refrigeration device. It is usually placed near the bathroom for proximity to the plumbing system, and a drain line is provided to the drainage system from the water cooler. Water dispensers come in variations ranging from wall-mounted to hybrid units for the bottle filler water dispenser, to bi-level units and other types. Usually, bottled water dispensers are available in 5-gallon or 10-gallon dispensers, which are commonly placed on top of the device. 


Top loading water dispensers are easy to set up and made of high-strength, lightweight plastic and are typically easy to carry. Most of them weigh less than 40 pounds and only need one or two individuals to move. Bottom-Loading and Top-loading Bottled Water Dispensers are made of the same materials. The only difference is the water pump used to move up the water into the water tank. They can be shifted and maneuvered with the same ease as top charging water dispensers.

Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market Outlook and Trends


Growth Drivers 


Increasing Global Awareness about Safe Drinking Water


Increasing consumer awareness about water safety and quality, owing to rising water-borne diseases across the globe, is one of the fundamental factors responsible for the growth of the water dispenser & services market. Besides, government initiatives through various campaigns, tie-ups, etc., in many water-scarce countries are helping spread awareness regarding the usage of safe drinking water. Additionally, scarcity of potable water resources globally is another triggering the demand for water Dispenser & Services in the market. All factors mentioned earlier contribute to the growth of 5-Gallon water bottle industry.


Increasing Product Variations in Developing and Underdeveloped Countries


Various developing countries such as India, China, Sri Lanka, and other countries in the Asia Pacific and under-developed regions in Africa are investing extensively in water purification infrastructure. Organizations such as UNICEF and WHO are actively battling the grim problem of water shortage and unavailability of clean drinking water through running awareness campaigns and supporting water purifier companies. In these areas, manufacturers are growing their product offerings as per the need to reap substantial revenue benefits. Besides, people in America have gradually begun to purchase a range of water products, indicating a potential market for products, including sparkling beverages, filtered water systems, 5-gallon water coolers, bottleless coolers, and many more.

Fig : Demand vs Supply Curve in India



Harmful effects of using plastic bottles

Harmful effects of using plastic in 5-gallon water bottles owing to the presence of chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), can cause neurological diseases and behavioral problems among children. The chemicals used in plastic bottle manufacturing are poisonous and hazardous to the human body. Chemicals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury may come directly into contact with humans. These toxins can cause cancers, congenital disabilities, problems with the immune system and problems with childhood growth. The rise in alternate PET and other forms of 5-gallon bottle manufacturing material may lower the harmful effect. 


Impact of COVID-19 in industry


Considering the spread of the virus to most countries as of the end of April 2020, the global growth forecast assumes that all countries are experiencing disruptions in economic activity due to many factors. Most of the countries have registered shrinkage in GDP except China. Countries experiencing severe pandemics and others with lesser effects are assumed to lose about 8 per cent and 5 per cent of working days respectively in 2020 throughout containment efforts and subsequent gradual loosening of restrictions. These losses are intensified by other factors such as tighter global financial conditions, weaker external demand, and terms-of-trade losses described below.


Global Water Dispenser Device & Services Market has been negatively influenced in recent months due to the lockdowns in many countries around the world. After the pandemic outbreak in December 2019, these lockdowns temporarily halted the production of water dispensers. They simultaneously increased the market for 5-Gallon water due to safe drinking water awareness in the household sector. Manufacturing firms are facing difficulties as a result of lower product demand and component supply disruptions. Besides, many countries experienced curfew-like situations where companies (except critical utilities) were not permitted to function, which harmed the market for 5-Gallon water bottle services and water dispensers that lead to a decrease in demand for Devices & services. 


Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market Segmentation 


By Device Offering


Based on the device, offering the global 5-Gallon Water Bottles market is segmented into Top-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser and Bottom-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser. In this segmentation, Top-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser cater to a more extensive customer base across the globe. Top-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser is easy to set up and handle as it is made of high-strength, lightweight plastic. Most weigh less than 40 pounds and require a single person or two to move. They plug in ordinary, electrical outlets so they can easily find a place. The Bottom-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser is made of the same materials as the top-loading bottled water dispensers. The only noticeable difference is the lightweight water pump they use to draw up with water into the water tank, but this has a marginal impact on its weight. They are much shorter than top-loading dispensers as the container is placed in the base and fit in more spaces.

By Water Service Offering


Based on water service offering, the global 5-Gallon Water Bottles service offering comprises Exchange and Refill services. Exchange segment is anticipated to dominate the global market. Primo Pre-Filled Exchange Water is available at over 13,000 retailers in the U.S. and Canada, coupled with Primo and Glacier Self-Service Refill Water Stations at thousands of retail locations nationwide, and they provide high-quality water at a low price per gallon. Water availed by Primo and Glacier Refill Self-Service Refill Stations undergoes sediment and carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet sterilization, all these advantages contribute to the growth of the exchange and refill water services during the forecast period.


By End-User 


Based on End User segmentation, the 5-Gallon Water Bottles market is segmented into Households and Commercial Offices. Commercial offices segment is more lucrative and caters large market share, owing to rising industrialization across the globe. 5-gallon water bottle delivery systems guarantee a reliable supply of fresh drinking water without installing a filtration system. Many drinking water companies provide flexible solutions for household and commercial offices, enabling a customer to get clean drinking water. Options such as primo, Culligan, Absopure etc. provide a variety of bottled water supply and water dispensers for households, small offices and businesses. Delivery of bulk water to homes and businesses is not only convenient but also cost-effective for the customer. It's also an eco-friendly option.


Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market: Regional insights

Regional segment of global 5-Gallon Water Bottles market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Pure drinking water is increasingly becoming a commercial and popular venture in developed economies such as the USA and Canada, as it is an enticing choice for health-conscious consumers. Additionally, the strong presence of the region's leading players with a fully integrated supply chain contributes to the growth of the 5-gallon water bottles market in North America. In Europe, strict regulations concerning water packaging and bottled water quality, however, are expected to hamper the market growth to some degree. Also, easy tap water availability and the concerns about rising plastic waste are expected to pose a challenge to industry participants. Rising water purifiers and bottle-less water services is expected to impact the regional market at significant rate during the forecast period. Besides, developing regions such as the Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific are lucrative in the global market in terms of utility and volume due to inadequate pure drinking water supply chain.


Competitive landscape


Key players for 5-Gallon Water Bottles device and service Market include Primo, Midea, Cott Corporation, Agthia's, Danone, Costco, Nestle, Brio, Blue Star, Voltas, Whirlpool, Hitachi, Hawaii water, Panasonic, Honeywell, Hamilton Beach and Other Prominent Players. The market is fragmented in nature with numerous unorganized players across the globe, majorly in developing region. Business players compete based on the water quality and the delivery charges used for 5-Gallon Water Bottles supply. Major players are engaged in mergers and acquisitions, expansion of their manufacturing facilities, infrastructural growth, investment in R&D facilities and the quest for opportunities to expand vertically through the value chain. Besides, due to disruption in the supply chain among pandemic, players such as Bisleri started direct home delivery nationally, this comes as some shops reselling Bisleri cans have stopped deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, WaterOnClick in Chennai plans to supply only a minimum of 3, 5-Gallon water bottles at a time and not accept cash on delivery beside these other strategic movements by players in the region contribute to the growth of the 5-Gallon Water Bottles Industry.


Recent Development 


April 2020: The Alkaline Water Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water, marketed under the brand name Alkaline88, announces that it has begun home delivery of its premium Alkaline88 bottled water with one of the nation's largest home water suppliers. Under this new arrangement, Alkaline88 1-gallon and 3-liter sizes of the business will be available to consumers across California for home delivery. Management is hopeful that the deal will be extended to include nationwide distribution of its goods and new 5-gallon jugs, as long as the 1-gallon and 3-litre sales are as strong as expected.


March 2020: Primo Water Corporation is a leading provider of home and office bottled water delivery and water filtration facilities in North America and Europe, as well as a leading provider of water dispensers, distilled bottled water, and self-service drinking water refills in the United States and Canada. The acquisition of WNY's Mountain Valley Water Company, a leading provider of high-quality water delivery services to homes and offices(HOD) in Buffao and Rochester, New York, will add around 1,500 customers to their Northern New York footprint. Furthermore, this transaction will result in D.S. Services of America, Inc. becoming the sole home and office water supply company that distributes Mountain Valley Water products in New York.


Scope of the Report




Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2019

Base Year – 2019

Forecast – 2020 – 2026

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.

Product/Service Segmentation

By Device Offering, By Water Service Offering, By End User and By Region

Key Players

Primo, Midea, Cott Corporation, Agthia's, Danone, Costco, Nestle, Brio, Blue Star, Voltas, Whirlpool, Hitachi, Hawaii water, Panasonic, Honeywell, Hamilton Beach and Other Prominent Players  

By Device Offering

 Ø Top-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser 

 Ø Bottom-Loading Bottled Water Dispenser


By Water Service Offering


 Ø Exchange

 Ø Refill


By End-User 

 Ø Household

 Ø Commercial Offices


By Region:


Ø Asia Pacific

Ø North America

Ø Europe

Ø Middle East & Africa

Ø Latin America


The objective of the Study:

Ø To analyze and estimate the Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market size, in terms of value.

Ø To examine the market segmentation carefully and estimate the market size, in terms of value, based on the region by segmenting the Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World and their leading countries.

Ø To outline, categorize and project the Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market based on Device Offering, Water Service Offering, End User and Region.

Ø To examine competitive developments in Device Offering, Water Service Offering, End User across Regions within the Global 5-Gallon Water Bottles Market

Ø To highlight market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges and their impact.

Ø To provide a detailed competitive landscape, including major players, their strategic profiles, and market shares.

Business Questions Answered by the Report:

Ø How will the market drivers, restraints, and opportunities affect the market dynamics?

Ø What will be the market size in terms of value and volume and market statistics with a detailed classification?

Ø Which segment dominates the market or region, and which one will be the fastest-growing, and why?

Ø Who are the key players in the market, and what is their share?

Ø What is the strategy adopted by key players, and how does it affect the existing and new players?


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