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Here, you find current public information on the European tool sector. You can also visit the sub-categories of the Public Area via the menu above. To read about the latest legislative changes that are relevant for the hand tool sector – like the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), obligatory origin marking according to the European Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) – or have access to information on European Tool Association CEO activities, please visit the Members Area.

Technology remains top of global sector PMI rankings in May

  The latest set of Markit Global Sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data signalled that technology and industrials continued to drive global economic growth on a sectoral basis in May, supported by stronger expansions in telecoms and financials.    

Brexit – Change & Opportunity

The UK formally invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union on March 29, 2017, signaling its intent to withdraw from the EU. At that moment, negotiations between the UK and EU began, fundamentally redefining the political and

Europe Sector PMI in May: Strongest rise in technology output since August 2000

The Markit Global Sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicated strong growth in many categories in May.

Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration

CEO partner organisation Orgalime has, along with 22 other signatories representing key industrial and research stakeholders, called on the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework

Home improvement retailers in France grow with the market

The French home improvement and do-it-yourself market picked up pace again in 2016, surpassing the sales level of € 25 bn.

Further growth signalled in eurozone retail sector in May

Eurozone retailers recorded a rise in like-for-like sales for the second successive month in May.

May 2017: Euro area annual inflation down to 1.4%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.4% in May 2017, down from 1.9% in April 2017, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

European Economic Forecast – Spring 2017

The European economy has entered its fifth year of recovery, which is now reaching all EU Member States. This is expected to continue at a largely steady pace this year and next.

Ferroforma is now ‘+ Industry’

Ferroforma opened at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 6th June, alongside five other events – a collocation aimed at transforming the long surviving hardware, tools and DIY fair.

New DIY trade fair in France to premiere in 2018

As from 2018 there is to be a new trade fair for the do-it-yourself, building and home improvement industry in France. The event, entitled BtoB Habitat, is planned for three days from 5 – 7 June 2018 in Paris Villette.

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