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UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth

UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth
May 11
11:06 2012

The soft drinks industry grew in value by 5.1% in 2011 to more than £14.5 billion, according to the 2012 UK Soft Drinks Report. Published by the British Soft Drinks Association, with data from Zenith International, the report also reveals that consumption grew by 0.7% to reach more than 14.6 billion litres, or 253.3 litres per person.

Bottled water consumption rose by 2.2% to reach 33.6 litres per person. Carbonates consumption grew by 4.1%, of which 38% is now diet, low calorie or no added sugar.

Dilutables retail value increased by 3.7% in 2011 to reach £945 million. Fruit juice and smoothies grew in retail value by 4.2% to reach £1.8 billion, and with a volume of 1160 million litres provided 124 servings of fruit juice per person. Still and juice drinks consumption increased by 1.2% to 1.47 billion litres.

The market for sports and energy drinks grew by 10% last year to 660 million litres. The report has the title ‘Long-term commitment for long-term success’ and showcases examples of achievement in the soft drinks industry over the past 100 years and also in the past year.

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