Market share of lager United Kingdom (UK) 2016/17, by type

In 2016/17, premium draught lager had a market share of 15 percent in the United Kingdom. Other types of Lager had a market share of three percent for premium packaged lager and 16 percent for world lager. The rest of the UK market was made up of standard draught Lager. That being said, standard draught or draft lager was the only category of lager whose market value in the UK dropped compared to the prior year. Premium and World grew by over nine percent respectively.

Lager in the UK

Three quarters of all beer sold in the UK in 2017 was Lager. The popularity of beer has increased by 8 percent in the fifteen years prior to 2017. The market share of draught lager has been declining for a dozen years. In 2017, draught lager sales amounted to 27.2 percent of UK beer sales.

UK beer brands

In the UK, three beer brands had more than four million consumers in 2018. Budweiser was the most popular beer brand with almost 4.5 million drinkers, followed by Stella Artois and, Foster’s. Carling only just fell short of the four million mark.

Market share of lager in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016/17, by type

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June 2017


United Kingdom

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