Between 2000 and 2006, the consumption of diet products grew steadily. In this period, the consumption of diet soft drinks increased by 75 percent. Simultaneously, the demand for regular (sugar-containing) products dropped by 15 percent. With 98 litres in 2006, average per capita consumption of soft drinks in the Netherlands was 1 percent higher than in 2000.
Consumption of mineral water also increased. Last year, the average per capita consumption of mineral water was 21 litres, an increase by more than one quarter relative to 2000.
Consumption of soft drinks and mineral water