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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.

59th CEO Congress September 20st – 22nd 2018 in Budapest

Our 59th CEO Congress will take place from September 20st – 22nd 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

French DIYers rate DIY stores and their websites

In France, the bricks and mortar stores of the DIY store operators continue to be the preferred shopping destination of DIY enthusiasts, although customers make extensive use of the Internet to acquire information before venturing into the stores.

DIY chain Bunnings opens smaller format store in the UK

Shortly before Christmas, Bunnings opened its first smaller format store in Great Britain.

Like-for-like retail sales growth hits five-month high in November

November saw an eighth consecutive monthly rise in like-for-like sales at eurozone retailers, thereby extending the longest period of growth seen since 2006.

October 2017: Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

In October 2017 compared with September 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28.

November 2017: Annual inflation up to 1.5% in the euro area

Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in November 2017, up from 1.4% in October.

Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.1% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the second quarter of 2017, hourly labour

Manufacturing: Annual report 2016/2017

It has been a mixed year for European manufacturers – the digitisation revolution has shifted up a gear, but political uncertainty threatens to impact investment.

European engineering industry on track for strong growth in 2017

The European engineering industry is on track for strong growth in 2017 and 2018, as the benefits of industrial digitisation and the rise of new data-driven business models begin to pay dividends across the sector.

Global manufacturing growth accelerates to 80-month high

November saw the upturn in the global manufacturing sector strengthen, with rates of expansion in output, new orders and employment all hitting multi-year highs.

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