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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.

Twelve DIY retail groups among the 250 biggest global retailers

The 250 biggest global players in retailing grew their sales to a total of USD 4.85 trillion during the last fiscal year, an increase of 2.2 per cent on the previous year (USD 4.74 trn).

Strong growth for the Swiss DIY and garden stores

The exceptional boom caused by the pandemic ensured unusually strong growth for the Swiss DIY and garden stores.

DIY stores in Austria increase sales by nearly 11 per cent

The boost which the pandemic caused for trade in DIY and garden assortments almost worldwide is also noticeable in Austria.

Sales in German home improvement stores up by 14 per cent during 2020

DIY stores in Germany increased their sales in 2020 by 13.8 per cent compared with the previous year to EUR 22.14 bn.

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020

In 2020, the French DIY market grew by 13 per cent to a volume of EUR 31 bn, by far the strongest growth in the last twenty years. The huge rise is down to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the manufacturers’

German associations warn of rising prices in DIY and garden sector

The accident involving the containership “Ever Given” and the associated blockade of the Suez Canal have exacerbated a development that poses major challenges for many importing manufacturers of garden and DIY articles.

Contraction in eurozone productivity eases during March

In March 2021, he overall rate of contraction softened and was only slight, supported by a stronger expansion at goods producers and a slower reduction at services companies.

Manufacturing sectors dominate European growth rankings in March

The latest detailed European sector Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data indicated output growth in 15 out of 20 monitored sectors in March, up from ten in February.

Eurozone productivity falls for fourth successive month in February

Eurozone private sector productivity decreased for the fourth month running in February, but the pace of contraction eased and was moderate.

Eurozone construction activity continues to fall in February

Eurozone construction firms reported a sustained downturn in activity during February.


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