Ewa Hudson, head of health and wellness at research group Euromonitor International, said that UK spending on pre and probiotic yogurts would rise from just under £12.63M ($20M) per head last year to £15.78M ($25M) in 2016.
Delivering a presentation to the Pre and Probiotics 2012 Virtual Conference, organised by our sister title NutraIngredients.com, Hudson said total UK sales of pre and probiotic sales exceeded $100M in 2010-2011.
Growth of nearly £318
The UK ranked fourth behind Brazil, which achieved sales of nearly £318M ($500M) followed by China and the US.
Global pre and probiotic sales of spoonable yogurt were valued at £7.1bn ($11.3bn) while pre and probiotic drinking yogurt were valued at £8.8bn ($14bn).
The top three brands of pre and prebiotics were identified as Activia from Danone, Yakult from Yakult Honsha and Actimel including DanActive from Danone.
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