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U.S. Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low: Chart

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Americans are increasingly saying no to soda. Per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks fell to a 30-year low in 2015, according to data compiled by Beverage-Digest. Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., the three largest makers of cola in the U.S., are all struggling with a shift away from sugary, bubbly drinks in favor of healthier-seeming fare. Total carbonated soft drink volume fell for the 11th straight year in 2015, declining 1.2 percent.