Weekly food spending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016, by age and category

In 2016, the average weekly expenditure by individuals in the United Kingdom (UK) exhibited generational differences. The expenditure on grocery purchases of food tended to increase with age, reaching an average 55 British pounds a week in the group of respondents aged 45 to 54 years old. Younger consumers commonly spent more money on takeaways.

Food delivery and online grocery shopping

The UK online grocery market was the second largest online grocery market worldwide in 2015, with forecasts retaining that position up to 2020. However, in May and June of 2019, the monthly value of internet food sales decreased by 4.5 and 5.7 percent respectively for stores that predominantly sell food, casting doubt on future developments in the market.

Restaurant industry landscape

Up until 2018, the eating-out market in the United Kingdom (UK) increased in value for nine consecutive years, reaching 89.5 billion British pounds. With approximately 22 million visitors of pub restaurants was the most popular eating-out destination in 2018.

Average weekly food spending in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by age and category

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Source

Release date

April 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 5 to 7, 2016

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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