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General Market News

This public area provides general market news on regions or sections such as automotive, construction, consumer or the industrial market. Also, you can find here the latest developments in European hand tool related markets, such as inflation, employment or production figures. Also, you will find information on the European DIY market. To find out about the specifics and have access to all statistics and documents, please visit our Members Area.

Installation services via prepaid cards off the shelves of DIY stores

The French DIY store chains Bricomarché and Bricorama are selling prepaid cards with which customers can have small jobs done in and around the house.

Study: DIY remains popular in Europe

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, DIY is more popular than ever.

French DIY stores saw sales increase by nearly 20 per cent during July

French home improvement retailers experienced continued high sales in July, even if the growth rates declined somewhat.

Eurozone growth loses momentum in August

August saw a loss of growth momentum across the eurozone private sector, according to provisional Purchasing Managers Index (PMI®) survey data, following a rebound from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related downturn.

French DIY stores saw sales increase by nearly 20 per cent during July

French home improvement retailers experienced continued high sales in July, even if the growth rates declined somewhat.

Construction downturn slows further in July

The downturn in eurozone construction activity continued to ease in July, adding to further signs that the sector may turn a corner in the coming months if the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 State Aids – August update

The link below leads to all state aid support measures granted by the European Commission under the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (since March 2020).

Swiss DIY stores grow in double-digit figures

In the DIY trade in Switzerland, the positive swings of the sales curve in the first half of the year were somewhat less drastic than in Germany and Austria.

Eurozone productivity rises for first time in over two years during July

The rate of increase in productivity was the fastest for just over six years. By sector, manufacturing and services both registered productivity improvements, with the former reporting the steeper increase.

Autos and chemicals drive manufacturing-led output growth in July

The majority of sectors achieved growth of output at the start of the second half of 2020, as governments continued to ease restrictions brought in to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.


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