Confectionery consumption in the UK and Ireland 2014, by associated activity

This statistic shows a distribution of occasions when consumers snack on confectionery in the United Kingdom and Ireland, by associated activity. According to the survey conducted in 2014, 77 percent of confectionery consumption takes place in the home or during other leisure time. On 5 percent of occasions, respondents claimed to eat confectionery while using the internet or playing video games.

Distribution of confectionery snacking occasions in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland 2014, by associated activity**

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Source

Release date

March 2014

Region

Ireland, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014

Number of respondents

3,000 respondents

Special properties

1,505 confectionery snack occasions*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Research was conducted in two phases as follows:
Qualitative: four focus groups with 16-35 year olds in Ireland and several online discussion groups in the UK, with 56 respondents broken down by life stage and region.
Quantitative: online survey across Ireland and the UK with nationally represetative sample of 3,000 respondents.

The source states that findings between Ireland and the UK were very similar and therefore outlined figures are an average across both markets. In total the data covers 12,244 snacking occasions.

** Figures do not sum to 100 as the data only lists the main associated acitivities.

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