Bottled and canned beer usage in Great Britain 2016-2018, by user type

This statistic shows the frequency of bottled beer and stout usage in Great Britain in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, an estimated 1.8 million people in Great Britain were 'heavy' beer drinkers. This was an increase from the previous year.

Number of people using bottled beer and stout in Great Britain in 2018 and 2018, by user type (in 1,000s)*

User type*201620172018
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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2016 to 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The source indicates:
- Heavy users consumed either "20 or more in last week", "14 to 19 in last week" or "11 to 13 in last week" or "8-10 in the last week"
- Medium users consumed "5 to 7 in last week", "3 to 4 in the last week" or "1 to 2 in the last week"
- Light users consumed either "1 or more in last month" or "just once a month."

Figures estimated by the source on the basis of survey responses.

**n 2016 = 24,507; n 2017 = 24,845

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