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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.

Picture Gallery 60th CEO Congress 2019 in Italy

Thank you for attending our 60th CEO Congress in Como (I) from 3rd – 5th October 2019. Here you can find some pictures of our General Assembly as well as of the evening events.

European Business Cycle Indicators – 3rd Quarter 2019

This edition of the European business cycle indicators comes with additional results from quarterly business surveys and a focus on trends in manufacturing.

July 2019: Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in euro area

In July 2019, compared with June 2019, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28. In June 2019, prices decreased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the

GDP up by 0.2% and employment up by 0.2% in the euro area

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter.

DIY: Minimal increase in Mr. Bricolage’s sales in the first six months

French franchise group Mr. Bricolage increased sales in its 781 affiliated stores by 0.3 per cent in the first six months to EUR 1.0031 bn.

Almost three per cent plus for the Swiss DIY stores

The DIY stores in Switzerland made sales of EUR 1.56 bn in the first six months of the current year.

DIY store trade in Austria rises by five per cent

In Austria, DIY stores increased their sales in the first half of the year 2019 by 5.0 per cent to EUR 1.37 bn.

German DIY stores grow significantly in the first half of the year

German DIY stores made sales of EUR 10.23 bn in the first half of the year 2019, an increase in sales of 4.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. These figures have been published by BHB, the

June 2019: Euro area unemployment at 7.5%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5% in June 2019, down from 7.6% in May 2019 and from 8.2% in June 2018.

GDP up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter.


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