Expenditure on alcohol and tobacco in the United Kingdom Q1 2012- Q4 2018

Consumer spending on alcoholic beverages and tobacco in the United Kingdom from the 1st quarter of 2012 to the 4th quarter of 2018 (in million GBP)*

by Nils-Gerrit Wunsch, last edited Jun 25, 2019
Expenditure on alcohol and tobacco in the United Kingdom Q1 2012- Q4 2018 2017 and 2018 have seen an increase in consumer spending on alcohol and tobacco. The upwards trend was only interrupted in the third quarter of 2017. In the last quarter of 2018, expenditure reached a seven year high of almost 11.5 billion British pounds.
Alcohol and tobacco market in the UK

While expenditure in 2017 and 2018 is up, the sales volume in the category is down. Compared to August 2016, sales volumes in August 2017 were down 27 percent. Month by month comparisons show lower sales starting in February 2017 and continuing into the summer of 2018. These developments in expenditure and sales volume were accompanied by a price hike starting in January 2017. The general upward trend in prices was still unbroken at the start of 2019.

Impacts

Household expenditure for tobacco and alcohol products puts lower income households under a much greater strain than high income households. On average, 3.3 percent of household income in the poorest ten percent of households is spent on these products. With an increased spending for lower volumes, this strain is increasing too.
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Consumer spending on alcoholic beverages and tobacco in the United Kingdom from the 1st quarter of 2012 to the 4th quarter of 2018 (in million GBP)*

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Expenditure in million GBP
Q4 201811,447
Q3 201811,298
Q2 201811,210
Q1 201810,903
Q4 201710,757
Q3 201710,691
Q2 201710,722
Q1 201710,463
Q4 201610,355
Q3 201610,467
Q2 201610,463
Q1 201610,309
Q4 201510,318
Q3 201510,241
Q2 201510,205
Q1 201510,390
Q4 201410,458
Q3 201410,510
Q2 201410,429
Q1 201410,663
Q4 201310,492
Q3 2013 10,567
Q2 2013 10,136
Q1 2013 10,639
Q4 2012 10,383
Q3 2012 10,358
Q2 2012 10,391
Q1 2012 10,603
Expenditure in million GBP
Q4 201811,447
Q3 201811,298
Q2 201811,210
Q1 201810,903
Q4 201710,757
Q3 201710,691
Q2 201710,722
Q1 201710,463
Q4 201610,355
Q3 201610,467
Q2 201610,463
Q1 201610,309
Q4 201510,318
Q3 201510,241
Q2 201510,205
Q1 201510,390
Q4 201410,458
Q3 201410,510
Q2 201410,429
Q1 201410,663
Q4 201310,492
Q3 2013 10,567
Q2 2013 10,136
Q1 2013 10,639
Q4 2012 10,383
Q3 2012 10,358
Q2 2012 10,391
Q1 2012 10,603
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by Nils-Gerrit Wunsch, last edited Jun 25, 2019
2017 and 2018 have seen an increase in consumer spending on alcohol and tobacco. The upwards trend was only interrupted in the third quarter of 2017. In the last quarter of 2018, expenditure reached a seven year high of almost 11.5 billion British pounds.
Alcohol and tobacco market in the UK

While expenditure in 2017 and 2018 is up, the sales volume in the category is down. Compared to August 2016, sales volumes in August 2017 were down 27 percent. Month by month comparisons show lower sales starting in February 2017 and continuing into the summer of 2018. These developments in expenditure and sales volume were accompanied by a price hike starting in January 2017. The general upward trend in prices was still unbroken at the start of 2019.

Impacts

Household expenditure for tobacco and alcohol products puts lower income households under a much greater strain than high income households. On average, 3.3 percent of household income in the poorest ten percent of households is spent on these products. With an increased spending for lower volumes, this strain is increasing too.
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