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 2020

For the end of 2019, we report that ethical consumer spending and finance in the UK reached record levels at some £98bn.

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This report, however, mainly focuses on how the pandemic in 2020 has impacted on people’s predisposition to continue to shop ethically. The big winners appear to be shopping locally, reducing energy consumption and cycling more, with public transport set to be the big loser, at least in the short term.

In terms of food shopping, Fairtrade and Organic have also out-performed the market and look set to continue to benefit post-pandemic.