What’s the average price of a pint of cider across the UK?

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Pricey pint? How much is a pint of cider?
Pricey pint? How much is a pint of cider?

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The price of a pint of cider has increased by 8p (2.2%) in the past year to £3.68, with Brits on average paying the most for Aspall and the least for Magners Original.

Sales data published ahead of the release of Westons’ annual Cider Report​ showed, of the top-selling draught cider brands, punters pay £2.93 on average for a pint of Magners Original and £4.10 for a pint of Aspall – a £1.17 difference.

Top 10 on-trade draught cider average prices per pint

  1. Strongbow: £3.17
  2. Strongbow Dark Fruit: £3.27
  3. Thatchers Gold: £3.37
  4. Stowford Press: £3.53
  5. Somersby: £3.46
  6. Magners Original: £2.93 cheapest
  7. Aspall: £4.10 most expensive
  8. Strongbow Cloudy: £3.59
  9. Carling Cider: £3.17
  10. Old Rosie: £3.84

Cider is worth £1.86bn to the on-trade, with 287m litres sold in the 12 months to January 2018, according to the report.

Value has grown by 2.4% in the past 12 months, while volume sales have picked up only slightly by 0.3%.

Category into four segments

The report breaks the on-trade cider category into four segments: mainstream, premium, crafted and value amber.

Crafted saw sales and market share grow by 16.9% and 9% respectively, mainstream grew sales by 1.7% to 66% market share, while premium’s sales slumped by 6.3% to 25% market share.

Draugth fruit cider volume sales by region

Value amber lost a significant 52.1% share of the market, meaning the segment no longer has a position in the on-trade.

Fruit cider is expected to grow share to 50% of on-trade sales within the next five years, but currently sits at 36% compared with apple’s share of 63% and pear’s share of just 2%.

Westons launched a new Mixed Berries Stowford Press draught variant​, which is exclusive to the on-trade, in preparation of the growth.

Pear falling

Pear’s sales have been sliding for the past few years as customers’ interest in the segment continues to wane.

As a dispense method, draught, partly thanks to the rise of fruit ciders such as Strongbow Dark Fruits, accounts for 71% of cider sales on the bar, showing growth of 4.5%. Meanwhile, packaged has a 29% share, which has dipped by 8.8%.

Looking at who drinks which types of cider, men account for 53% of total sales, while women account for 47%. However, women account for 60% of fruit cider sales and men 40%.

Yet, the average price of a pint of draught fruit cider (£3.32) is lower than draught apple (£3.38), according to the report.

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