Bottled water: Consumption volume in the United Kingdom 2012-2017

How much bottled water do people in the United Kingdom drink? In 2017, 2.8 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in the UK. Consumption of bottled water has increased annually between 2012 and 2017. During this period, consumption increased by over 850 million liters. In 2017, sales increased by 4.5 percent. Growth was highest in 2014 with 9.6 percent YOY growth. Per capita consumption amounted to an average of 42.6 liters per person in 2017.

Brands

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 1.8 billion British pounds in 2017. The market has grown by 626 billion pounds between 2012 and 2017. The largest growth was seen in 2014 when the value of the market increased 11.6 percent YOY.

Total consumption of bottled water in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2017

Volume in million liters
20172,816
20162,694
20152,465
20142,263
2013 2,066
20121,960
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

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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