Sales from the manufacture of ice cream in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2018
(in million GBP)
Ice cream manufacturers' sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2018
In 2018, sales from the manufacture of ice cream in the United Kingdom amounted to 437 million British pounds. The industry experienced a massive drop of sales from UK manufacturing of ice cream in 2014. Together with sales, the production volume collapsed in the same year. Both indicators showed a sign of recovery of the industry in 2018.

Ice cream brands on the British market

If all types of ice cream are considered, the most popular brand in Great Britain was Magnum with over 12 million consumers of its classic brand and 14 million consumers of other Magnum brands (including infinity). After Magnum, the next most popular brand in 2018 was Ben & Jerry’s. If only tubs and blocks are considered, it was the most popular brand followed by Carte D’Or. Both brands had also the biggest shares of the premium Ice cream market in 2017.

Volume of the British Ice cream market

The retail market volume of ice cream in Great Britain has remained stable for about ten years. However, the average per capita purchase of ice cream blocks in the UK has declined from 114 grams in 2006 to 90 grams in 2016/17.
Sales from the manufacture of ice cream in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2018
(in million GBP)
Sales value in million GBP**
2018437
2017383
2016393
2015358
2014366
2013634
2012591
2011566
2010600
2009562
2008593
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Based on PRODCOM (PRODucts of the European COMmunity) survey of production.

Ice cream manufacturers' sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2018
In 2018, sales from the manufacture of ice cream in the United Kingdom amounted to 437 million British pounds. The industry experienced a massive drop of sales from UK manufacturing of ice cream in 2014. Together with sales, the production volume collapsed in the same year. Both indicators showed a sign of recovery of the industry in 2018.

Ice cream brands on the British market

If all types of ice cream are considered, the most popular brand in Great Britain was Magnum with over 12 million consumers of its classic brand and 14 million consumers of other Magnum brands (including infinity). After Magnum, the next most popular brand in 2018 was Ben & Jerry’s. If only tubs and blocks are considered, it was the most popular brand followed by Carte D’Or. Both brands had also the biggest shares of the premium Ice cream market in 2017.

Volume of the British Ice cream market

The retail market volume of ice cream in Great Britain has remained stable for about ten years. However, the average per capita purchase of ice cream blocks in the UK has declined from 114 grams in 2006 to 90 grams in 2016/17.
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