Exporting coconut water to Europe
Demand for coconut water in Europe is driven by the increasing demand for functional and low-calorie drinks. Coconut is perceived to be a natural low-energy sports drink that helps rehydration. Also, coconut water is increasingly used as an ingredient in the beverage industry. Opportunities for new suppliers can be found in the United Kingdom, the largest European coconut water market. Growing markets include Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. New suppliers must be able to compete with strong competition from the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, the largest suppliers of coconut water to Europe.