Bottled water consumption per person in the United Kingdom 2012-2017

How much bottled water is consumed in the UK? In 2017, approximately 42.6 liters of bottled water was consumed per person in the United Kingdom. Bottled water consumption is up by 11.8 liters per person from 30.8 liters in 2012. This brings the total consumption of bottled water in the UK to 2.8 billion liters in 2017, or the equivalent of approximately 1.12 thousand Olympic swimming pools.

Brands of bottled water on the British market

British consumers most commonly grab a bottle of Evian. The next most popular brands are Highland Spring Water, Buxton Spring, and Volvic. The latter three were consumed by over six million people each in GB. Evian managed to reach 7.8 million consumers in 2018. Of all the supermarkets with own brand bottled waters, Tesco’s is the most popular but managed to garner the attention of just above four million consumers.

Bottled water market

The entire market for bottled water in the UK was worth 1.8 billion British pounds in 2017. About two thirds of the market consisted of mineral water. While bottled water is a growing market over half of UK consumers have a reusable water bottle and 36 percent use it regularly.

Average consumption of bottled water per person in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2017

Litres per person
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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The report defines bottled water as follows: "Still, sparkling water and lightly carbonated; natural mineral water, spring water, bottled drinking water; packaged water in sizes of 10 liters and below; water for coolers in sizes of 10.1 liters and above"

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