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Bread and bakery products in the UK - statistics and facts

In the United Kingdom, bread is a staple food and routinely gets eaten in significant quantities by a large part of the population. While it was even more relevant for people's diets a decade ago, consumers still buy over half a kilogram of bread every week. Even without taking other baked goods into account, the UK bread market was worth over 6.64 billion U.S. dollars. The volume of bread sold on the UK market came to over 2.3 billion kilograms.

Bread & baked goods production

The revenue of UK companies manufacturing bread, fresh pastry goods, and cake amounted to over seven billion British pounds. Over 2,500 enterprises manufacture bread and fresh baked goods in the country, a figure which has increased year-on-year.”. If the baked goods produced in the UK are not consumed by the local populace, they are most likely to be exported to Ireland, which is the UK's most important trading partner for bread and baked goods.

Consumer preferences

The most popular type of bread in Britain is still white bread, although its popularity has suffered a bit in recent years due to the trend towards gluten free products. Brown or wholemeal bread was the second most popular type of bread in Britain. Many forms of bread are consumed in Britain, however, sliced bread comes out on top. Even taken together, bagels, baguettes, rolls, and croissants reach let Brits than simple, sliced bread Over 25.6 million British consumers eat sliced bread and more than half of them eat sliced bread every day. Warburtons, Hovis, and Kingsmill are the three leading brands on the British bread market, putting Tesco's private label brands in a distant fourth spot.

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