Consumption volume of soft drinks and cider in Sweden 2008-2018

In the years from 2008 to 2018, the consumption volume of soft drinks and cider fluctuated in Sweden. According to preliminary figures for 2018, the volume of cider and soft drinks consumed amounted to 999 million liters. In this year, the per capita consumption volume in the country was 98 liters.

Cider sales

Sweden has strong restrictions on the sales of alcoholic beverages. Beverages with an alcohol content higher than 3.5 percent are only allowed to be sold by Systembolaget, a government-owned chain of liquor stores. People aged 20 years and older can buy alcoholic beverages there. In 2019, the sales volume of cider in Systembolaget stores was highest in the second quarter, reaching a volume of approximately 4.2 million liters in both quarters.  

International trade in cider

     The value of cider imported into Sweden grew in recent years. During the ten-year period from 2008 to 2018, it peaked in 2014 at about 184 million Swedish kronor. As of 2018, the cider import value was almost 168 million Swedish kronor. By contrast, the export value from Sweden peaked in 2015 at nearly 1.5 million Swedish kronor, after having increased sharply since 2008. The value of cider exported in 2018 was more than 1.1 million Swedish kronor.   

Annual consumption volume of soft drinks and cider in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Special properties

Direct consumption; incl. mineral and carbonated water with addition of sugar and flavouring

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary.

Direct consumption refers to the pure product and the total deliveries of food from producers to private households and catering, as well as producers' own use.

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