Sugar tax and soft drinks in the UK

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Statista dossier on the sugar tax and soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier contains a range of facts and figures on the incoming sugar tax and soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK). The sugar tax, officially known as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), is expected to begin from April 2018 and consists of two bands: one for soft drinks containing more than five grams of sugar per 100 ml and a higher band for drinks containing more than eight grams of sugar per 100 ml. Beverages that are exempt include pure fruit juices, milkshakes and yoghurt drinks. This dossier addresses the effects of the sugar tax on society, retail and consumption, as well as public opinion on the matter.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Calorie intake from soft drinks and alcohol per capita per day Europe 2016

    • Average soft drink price in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2017

    • Action to highlight sugar content in food and drinks in the United Kingdom 2016

    • United Kingdom: share of soft drinks at major retailers in each sugar tax band 2016

    • Public opinion: policy support for higher tax on soft drinks in the UK 2016

  • 2. Effects on retail
    • Distribution of soft drinks sales volume in England 2015-2017, by sugar levy group

    • Sales volume of manufacturer branded soft drinks in England 2015-2017, by levy group

    • Sales volume of retailer own-brand soft drinks in England 2015-2017, by levy group

    • United Kingdom: share of soft drinks in each sugar tax band 2016, by retailer

    • United Kingdom: change in average price of soft drinks after sugar tax 2016

    • United Kingdom: share of own label soft drinks in each sugar tax band 2016

    • United Kingdom: effects of Sugar Tax on retailers' own label soft drinks prices 2016

    • England: SWA caloric content in manufacturer branded drinks 2015-2017, by levy group

    • England: SWA caloric content in retailer own-brand drinks 2015-2017, by levy group

    • Leading manufacturer soft drink brands by SWA sugar content in England 2015-2017

    • Leading retailer own-brand soft drinks by SWA sugar content in England 2017

    • England: SWA sugar levels in manufacturer branded soft drinks 2017, by levy group

    • Retailer own-brand soft drinks SWA sugar levels in England 2015-2017, by levy group

  • 3. Effects on consumption
    • Consumer attitudes towards sugar in soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Consumer opinions on unhealthy soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Most popular soft drinks for applying sugar tax in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Effects of price increases on soft drinks due to sugar tax UK 2016

    • Effects of price increases on soft drinks due to sugar tax UK 2016

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