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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.
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.
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.
Manufacturing production rose for the first time in six months during July. Although the rate of expansion was only mild it was nonetheless the sharpest since the end of 2018.
In 2019, Praktiker Hungary experienced a jump in sales of 18 per cent compared with the previous year.
The Spanish home improvement chain Bricor is gradually disappearing from view.
The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Total Activity Index rose sharply from 39.5 in May to 48.3 in June, indicating the weakest decline in construction activity across the eurozone since February amid a relaxation of measures designed to control the coronavirus…
The French home improvement chain Bricorama is closing 13 stores because no franchisees could be found for them.
The German Hornbach group has started financial year 2020/21 with a significant increase in sales and profit. In its quarterly report, the company once again confirmed the figures already reported on 10 June.