English sparkling wine sales double on 2010

Gaëlle Laforest

20 July 2015

Sales of English sparkling wine have doubled since 2010, and were worth £6m in 2014, over twice the 2010 £2.9m figure.

According to the Office for National Statistics, production rose similarly over that period, with a 103.2% volume increase.

Some other UK products doing well include cider, with sales of UK manufactured cider up 58.8% since 2010, to £911.2m in 2014.

After a couple years of decline for beer, the category's now slowly growing, with sales worth £3.4m in 2014 – the ONS suggested this is due to the increase in the number of craft breweries in the UK.

UK manufacturers' soft drinks sales are also growing, up 5.7% in 2014 to £3.6bn.

The only category experiencing a decline was 'unsweetened mineral and aerated water', which fell 7% in 2014 – make of that what you will...

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