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Soft drink consumption per person in the United Kingdom 2013-2018

In the United Kingdom in 2018, people consumed an annual average of 211.5 liters of soft drinks per person. Consumption of soft drinks per person per year has increased compared to the previous 5 years, and by over 6 liters when compared to 2017 specifically. In general, 2018 was a year where almost all kinds of soft drinks saw an increased in consumed volume except for still and juice drinks. In many cases this meant a reversal of prior trends. Only one thing is for certain, the soft drink sugar levy introduced in 2018 seemed not to have adversely affected consumption.

UK soft drinks market

Soft drinks in this context are bottled water, carbonated drinks, still drinks, juice drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices and sport drinks. The largest share of the market was made up of carbonates. The value of the soft drinks market was expected to reach 18 billion euros in 2020.

Soft drink brands in the UK

All private label brands counted together had the highest share of soft drink grocery sales in the United Kingdom in 2018. Coca Cola products had the second highest sales value followed by Pepsi products and Innocent products. Coca Cola was the single most sold soft drink in the convenience channel, followed by Red Bull.

Average consumption of soft drinks in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2018, per person

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Soft drinks are defined in the report as follows: "Carbonated drinks, still and juice drinks, dilutables, fruit juices, bottled waters, sports and energy drinks".

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