Weekly household consumption of crisps and potato snacks in the UK 2006-2018

The average weekly purchase of chips and potato snacks amounted to 60 grams per person in the United Kingdom in 2017/18. Over the period in consideration, the average purchase per week oscillated between 54 grams in 2008 and 60 grams in 2017/18.

Savory snacks & eating habits

Crisps are savory snacks, commonly called chips in the United States. Particularly popular in Western countries, they constitute a significant part of the snack food market. As of 2015, 57 percent of surveyed British individuals stated that they had skipped meals and consumed snacks instead. Furthermore, 30 percent pointed out that they had considered snacking as an easier nutrition choice.

The U.S. snack foods industry

Salty snacks sales of PepsiCo exceeded ten billion U.S. dollars during the 52-week period ending in March 20, 2016. A tenfold difference between Pepsi and the next brand in the ranking illustrates a particularly high concentration of the market. During a survey in 2017, around 86 percent of polled Americans stated that they had regularly purchased salty snacks. For more on the U.S. snack food industry visit our topic page here.

Average purchase per person per week of crisps and potato snacks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2006 to 2017/2018

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2006 to 2017/2018

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