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Soft drinks: market share of carbonates in the United Kingdom 2019, by flavor

Which carbonated soft drinks flavor is the most popular in the United Kingdom? Cola flavored drinks held by far the biggest share of the UK carbonated soft drinks market in 2019. Cola flavored drinks were so popular among consumers that there was a 46.4 percent market share gap between cola flavored drinks and the second most popular choice, lemonade.

Brands on the market

Among fizzy drinks that were not cola, Fanta had the largest number of consumers with 9.4 million in 2019. Coca Cola exceeded that number for cola brands, whereas diet coke was slightly below it with approximately 9.1 million consumers. The three leading carbonated soft drinks on the market are thus all Coca-Cola Company drinks. The biggest Pepsi Co. brands by users are Pepsi Max and 7 UP, for cola and non-cola fizzy drinks respectively.

Soft drink market in the UK

Most soft drink grocery sales were made with private label products in 2018. It is important to note that the market for soft drinks had been shrinking till 2017 when volume is considered. However, in 2018 soft drink consumption grew for the first time since 2013. Market values have been growing and are expected to grow further.

Market share of carbonated soft drinks in the United Kingdom in 2019, by flavor

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

The report defines carbonates as follows: "ready to drink including draught and home dispense; regular, mid, low and no calorie; sparkling juices; cola; lemon including lemonade; lemon-lime; mixers including tonic and bitter drinks; orange; shandy; others including other carbonated fruit flavors, sparkling flavored water, health drinks and herbal drinks."

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