In this Fact Sheet: Number of Vegetarians in the UK, Industry Sales Figures, Public attitudes/behaviours and Meat consumption figures in the UK
More details on statistics, including the full National Diet and Nutrition survey report, can be found on the NatCen website
According to the most recent NDNS survey which was last published in 2012: 2% of adults and children are vegetarian (not eating meat or fish)*, this amounts to over 1.2 million individuals of a UK population of 62.3 million**. (*National Diet and Nutrition Survey, 2012. ** Office for National Statistics). The next NDNS survey is due for publication in July 2016.
The meat-free and free-from food markets reached an estimated total of £949 million in 2012*, (*Mintel 'Meat-free and Free-from foods' 2012)
Recent figures for the amount of meat* consumed by individuals in the UK is 79.3kg per year (217g/day, 131g of red meat). (* not inclusive of fish)
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