Chilled desserts: Market value in the United Kingdom 2007-2018

In the 52-week period ending on the 2nd of December 2007, almost 507 million British pounds was spent on chilled desserts in the United Kingdom, this increased to 756.91 million British pounds in December 2017. The following year saw a decline in consumer spending on chilled desserts for the first time since 2007.
The term ‘chilled’ refers to the storing of the desserts not the temperature of the dessert during consumption.

Consumer preferences

Most consumers eat desserts (excluding cakes) once a month, or less frequently. Only a fraction of consumers eats desserts once a day or more often. Ready to eat desserts were the most popular format.

Retail market for frozen desserts

The retail value of frozen confectionery and desserts has risen between 2014 and 2017. However, estimates see a decline in retail value for 2018 to an estimated 303 million British pounds. At the same time the volume of products sold in retail fluctuated with the most noticeable dip in 2016.

Spending on chilled desserts in the United Kingdom from December 2007 to December 2018

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2007 to December 2018

Supplementary notes

Data based on 52 w/e evaluation. Figures have been rounded.

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