Import of Alcoholic Beverages in India - Q2 2017 Import Data

02 August 2017
Alcoholic Drinks imports

Alcoholic beverage contains a substantial amount of ethanol. It is a depressant which in low doses causes euphoria, reduced anxiety, sociability and in higher doses causes drunkenness and unconsciousness. Alcoholic drinks are legal in most of the countries across the world and it also plays an important social role in many cultures. It is one of the most widely used recreational drugs in the world which classified into wines, beers and spirits.


In Q2 of 2017, India recorded value of USD 70714553 from alcohol imports. It is majorly importing beverages, spirits and vinegar from United Kingdom. The alcoholic beverages HS code is 22. As per the Alcohol import data, Whisky is the most imported alcoholic beverages in India. Let’s take a look at the detailed analysis on the basis of brand, type, exporters, importers and Indian port.

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Alcoholic Drinks Brands in India


The GST council applied the second highest tax (18%) to ethanol and potable alcohol will continue to be exempted from GST structure as a state by state taxation issue. More than 1100 brands of alcoholic drinks have imported in India from April to June 2017. Johnnie Walker is the most imported alcoholic beverage in India. It registered USD 12889645 alcohol import value which represents 20.84% of total’s output.


Chivas Regal is the other most imported alcoholic drink brand in India. It represents 9.14% of imports during Q2 2017 i.e. USD 5650981. It is followed by Black Dog, Ricard and Glenlivet brands. Check the following table to know the top alcohol brands which are imported in India.


Alcoholic Drinks Brands


Brand

Value in USD

Value (%)

Johnnie Walker

12889645

20.84%

Chivas Regal

5650981

9.14%

Black Dog

4082880

6.60%

Ricard

4039488

6.53%

The Glenlivet

2546050

4.12%

*above stats are based on Q2 2017 Report


Whisky is the Most Imported Alcoholic Drink


During the second quarter of year 2017, 13 types of alcoholic drinks including whisky, wine, scotch etc. have imported in India. Whisky is one of the most loved drinks in India as it recorded import value of USD 43.91 Million in Q2 2017. Whisky is followed by Wine and it is also loved by majority of Indian Population. India has imported Whisky of various brands with the value of USD 6.50 Million from April to June 2017. Scotch is third in the list of most imported alcoholic drinks in India followed by Beer and Vodka. Refer the below table to check the most imported types of alcoholic drinks in India.


Type Wise Analysis


 

Type

Value in USD Million

Whisky

43.91

Wine

6.50

Scotch

4.58

Beer

3.96

Vodka

3.62


*above stats are based on Q2 2017 Report



Alcoholic Beverages Importers in India


As per the Alcoholic drinks import data, there are more than 400 importer companies in India which have imported during Q2 of 2017. United Spirits Limited is the largest Indian importer of alcoholic drinks. It is majorly importing Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, TS Blended, Baileys, Black & White alcoholic drinks brands. Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd is the second in the list of alcoholic drinks importers in India. It has imported 17 different types of brands from April to June 2017 including Ricard, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, Jacobs Creek, Absolut etc. You can go through the following points to check the top alcoholic drinks importing companies in India.


            ·         United Spirits Limited

            ·         Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd

            ·         Delhi Duty Free Services Private Limited

            ·         DFS India Private Limited

            ·         Flemingo Dutyfree Shop Pvt. Ltd.

            ·         Brindco Sales Pvt Ltd.

            ·         Hyderabad Duty Free Retail Limited

            ·         Crown Beers India Private Limited

            ·         Nuance Group (India) Pvt. Ltd.

            ·         Ashir Marketing (India) Private Limited


 

Alcoholic Beverages Exporter Countries of India


There are around 50 active alcoholic drinks exporting countries of India. India is mainly importing from United Kingdom and recorded USD 42886209 which represents 69.35% import value from UK during the 2nd quarter of year 2017. More than 350 alcoholic drinks brands in India is importing from United Kingdom. UK is followed by France, USA, Mexico and Belgium in the list of alcoholic drinks exporters of India.


Around 300 brands of alcoholic drinks in India are importing from France. India registered import value of USD 5144638 which represents 8.32% of total imports. Moet & Chandon, Hennessy, Grey Goose, Glenmorangie brands are the most imported alcoholic drinks brands from France.


Unites States of America is the 3rd largest exporter of India and registered 4.18% imports from USA from April to June 2017. India has imported 70 different alcoholic brands from USA including Jack Daniels, Carlo Rossi, Jim Beam etc. Refer the below table to check the top alcoholic drinks exporting countries of India.



Exporter Country

Value in USD

United Kingdom

42886209

France

5144638

USA

2583360

Mexico

1533210

Belgium

1399064


*above stats are based on Q2 2017 Report


Alcoholic Drinks imports - Indian Port Wise Analysis


Nhava Sheva Sea (JNPT) is the biggest Indian Port for importing alcoholic drinks in India. In Q2 of 2017, India recorded 51.71% imports from this port i.e. USD 31975756. As per the alcoholic import data, India has imported around 500 brands during the same period from JNPT.


Tuglakabad ICD is the 2nd largest Indian port which imported alcoholic drinks with the value of 27.88% during Q2 2017 i.e. USD 17105819. It imported nearly 400 alcoholic drinks brands in India. Check the following table to know the biggest Indian Port.



Indian Port

Value in USD

Nhava Sheva Sea (JNPT)

31975756

Tuglakabad ICD

17105819

Chennai Sea

5208306

Hyderabad ICD

2017678

Cochin Sea

1141668

Bangalore ICD

1099028

Kolkata Sea

860155

Delhi Air

747487

Gari Harsaru ICD

616506

Patparganj ICD

599744


*above stats are based on Q2 2017 Report



Table of Contents


We have mentioned above the detailed analysis of alcoholic drinks report which is classified under brands, types, exporters, importers and Indian port. You will get the complete report and will get an idea about at what rates alcoholic drinks are importing in India, at what value companies are importing. With the help of these details, you will be able to track your competitor’s shipments. Let’s take a look at the highlights of this article and what you will gain from our report.


             ·         Get the list of alcoholic drinks importers in India.

             ·         Which brands of whisky is importing majorly in India?

             ·         Most imported alcoholic drinks brands with the import value.

             ·         What are the biggest Indian Port for alcoholic beverages imports?


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