In February, Coca-Cola Amatil released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Despite a stronger showing in the second half of the year, group sales for the year were still down, by 2.8%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola Amatil's figures for the full-year by region.

Coca-Cola Amatil Full-Year 2017 - Sales by Segment

Australian BeveragesNew Zealand and FijiIndonesia and Papua New GuineaAlcohol and CoffeeCorporate, Food & ServicesTotal
FY 20162621.2551.51053.3535.5316.25077.7
FY 20172535.2554.11002.7564.82774933.8

Source: Company results

  • Australian Beverages - 51.5% of group sales - Sales -3.3%, volumes -2.5%

It was the first half of the year that really did for CCA's performance in Australia. Soft drinks sales for the group in its home market fell in the first six months by 5.3%, meaning the 1.4% decline in H2 couldn't prevent a full-year dip of just over 3%.

The improvement was credited to "many of our initiatives gaining traction": sparkling volumes were down 3.2% in the full-year, while still volumes fell 4%.

"During 2017," CCA said today, "we worked closely with Coca-Cola South Pacific on the new 'Accelerated Australian Growth Plan', which we announced in November. The plan combines future proofing the portfolio with an enhanced and effective route-to-market strategy while taking a more tailored approach to segmentation."

  • New Zealand & Fiji - 11.2% of group sales - Sales +1.9% in organic terms, volumes +0.1%

New Zealand did well for CCA in 2017, with a "strong performance" from the sparkling stable helping boost sales and volumes in the country. The launches of Coca-Cola No Sugar and Coca-Cola Raspberry both played a part. The still portfolio was "solid", although bottled water remains under pressure. Growth from energy and juice segments was offset by CCA's sports offerings, which struggled against comparatives that included the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Fiji had a tough year for the group, as a strong H1 2016 - following Cyclone Winston - proved too much to go up against: Both sales and volumes were down in 2017 for CCA.

  • Indonesia & Papua New Guinea - 20.3% of group sales - Sales -1.4% in organic terms, volumes -1.2%

Indonesia is not where it should be, according to CCA. "Gross domestic product growth remains at lower levels than would be expected for a developing market," the group noted. Sparkling and still sales were both down, with the former having to deal with a change in product mix to smaller packs at a lower price point.

A double-digit sales jump in PNG, meanwhile, was credited to "favourable economic conditions with pre-election government spending".

  • Alcohol & Coffee - 11.4% of group sales - Sales +6% in organic terms

At the end of 2016, CCA took over the handling of Molson Coors' Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Chill in Australia. Subsequently, CCA had a healthy 2017 from its alcohol & coffee reporting division: Alcohol sales last year rose by mid-single-digits in both value and volumes.

As well as the Molson Coors deal, the group benefited from its acquisitions of Australian Bitters and Feral Brewing Co, the latter in October, as well as the launch in September of its distribution agreement in Australia for C&C Group's Magners Cider.

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