Bottled water: Consumption volume in the United Kingdom 2013-2018

How much bottled water do people in the United Kingdom drink? In 2018, nearly three billion liters of bottled water were consumed in the UK. Consumption of bottled water has increased annually between 2013 and 2018. During this period, consumption increased by over 920 million liters. In 2018, sales increased by 6.15 percent. Growth was highest in 2014 with 9.6 percent YOY growth. Per capita consumption amounted to an average of 44.9 liters per person in 2018.


As of 2018, 7.8 million British consumers choose Danone’s Evian brand, make it the most popular bottled water brand on the market. Highland Spring Water fell just short of seven million users and was the second most popular brand in Great Britain in 2018.

Value of the market

The entire market worth for bottled water was over 1.52 billion British pounds in 2018. The market has grown by 454 billion pounds between 2013 and 2018. The largest growth was seen in 2014 when the value of the market increased 10.6 percent YOY.

Total consumption of bottled water in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2018

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The report defines bottled water as follows: "Still, sparkling water and lightly carbonated natural mineral water, spring water, bottled drinking water; packaged water in sizes of 10 liters and below; water for coolers in sizes of 10.1 liters and above"

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