UK Ethical Consumer Markets Report

The Ethical Consumer Markets Report has been acting as an important barometer of UK spending since 1999. We track sales data across a wide range of consumer sectors.

The report is trusted and used by businesses, academics and the UK Government. 

Ethical Consumer Markets Report 2018

This year’s Ethical Consumer Markets Report shows that government measures have slowed green spending, even as more consumers attempt to improve the sustainability of their purchasing. Government changes to taxation and subsidies have caused the collapse of two key green markets. Falling sales for solar panels and energy-effcient cars accounted for the slow growth seen by the ethical market overall which, at +2.5%, was outstripped by inflation in 2017.

Graph: Ethical spending