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Correction published on 19 April 2021, see Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1356.
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Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Australia: A Trend Analysis from 1997 to 2018

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Shrapnel Nutrition Consulting Pty Ltd., 790 Pinnacle Road, Orange, NSW 2800, Australia
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WriteSource Medical Pty Ltd., Lane Cove, NSW 2066, Australia
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School of Medical Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Received: 24 February 2020 / Revised: 1 April 2020 / Accepted: 6 April 2020 / Published: 7 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Nutritional Epidemiology)
Lowering intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is being advocated as an obesity prevention strategy in Australia. The purpose of this study was to extend on previous reports of trends in national volume sales of SSBs. Data were extracted from commercially available datasets of beverage sales (AC Nielsen (1997–2011) and IRI Australia (2009–2018)). Linear regression was used to examine trends for the period 1997 to 2018. Per capita attribution of volume sales and sugar contribution was estimated by dividing by the Australian resident population for the relevant year. Per capita volume sales of SSBs fell 27%, from 83L/person to 61L/person, largely driven by declining sales of sugar-sweetened carbonated soft drinks (76 to 45L/person). Volume sales of non-SSB increased, from 48 to 88L/person, the largest contributor being pure unflavoured still waters (6 to 48L/person). Volume sales of non-SSBs have exceeded those of SSBs since 2015. The yearly contribution of SSBs to the sugar content of the national diet declined from 9.0 to 6.4kg/person. Major, long-term shifts are occurring in the market for non-alcoholic, water-based beverages in Australia, notably a fall in per capita volume sales of SSBs and an increase in volume sales of water. Both trends are consistent with obesity prevention strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: Keywords: sugar-sweetened beverages; soft drinks; sales; trends; added sugar Keywords: sugar-sweetened beverages; soft drinks; sales; trends; added sugar
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Shrapnel, W.S.; Butcher, B.E. Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Australia: A Trend Analysis from 1997 to 2018. Nutrients 2020, 12, 1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu12041016

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Shrapnel WS, Butcher BE. Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Australia: A Trend Analysis from 1997 to 2018. Nutrients. 2020; 12(4):1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu12041016

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Shrapnel, William S., and Belinda E. Butcher. 2020. "Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Australia: A Trend Analysis from 1997 to 2018" Nutrients 12, no. 4: 1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu12041016

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