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Most popular coffee and tea drinks in Germany 2016 -2019

Coffee and tea are the two most popular hot beverages in Germany. As far as drinking tea is concerned, teabags are preferred, compared to drinking loose tea.

Cup of tea

The majority of tea is sold by food retailers and in discount supermarkets, which both accounted for more than half of tea sales in Germany. Specialist tea retailers were another shopping source for tea drinkers. When going into more detail about favorite tea types among German consumers, herbal and fruit teas were in the lead, as long as they came in tea bags. In total, per capita tea and coffee consumption have decreased during recent years, amounting to 6.6 liters in 2019.

Tea imports to Germany

Germany imports its tea from several different countries. The leading import partners were India, China and Sri Lanka. Tea import value had increased noticeably during recent years, at over 3,880 euros per ton in 2018.

Most popular coffee and tea drinks (consumption at least once a week) in Germany from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* First asked in 2018.
** Not asked after 2018.

Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and older.

Information on random sample:
2016: 23,102 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons.
2017: 23,106 respondents, projected base of 70.09 million persons.
2018: 23,086 respondents, projected base of 70.45 million persons.
2019: 23,120 respondents, projected base of 70.60 million persons.

Figures are based on the following study:
2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019; 2019: VuMA 2020

Further information on methodology can be found here.

This statistic is based on a combination of different variables of the survey. Questions were not asked directly. Respondents had to state how often they consumed each of the given coffee and tea drinks. This statistic includes the share of respondents, who answered with drinking "more than once a day", "daily", "more than once a week" or "weekly".

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