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Europäisches Werkzeugkomittee
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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.

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.

Household real income per capita up in both euro area and EU28

In the euro area, in real terms, household income per capita increased by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2019, after an increase of 0.4% in the previous quarter.

Understanding the Alibaba Business Model

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the largest retailer in the world after surpassing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last year, is buoyed by a diverse array of businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to media and entertainment.


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