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Europe Sector PMI July 2017: Expansion rates slowing down

  All 22 sectors monitored registered higher business activity compared with June, but rates of expansion slowed in 16 categories. This shows the Markit Global Sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in July 2017. Machinery and Equipment is on third place,

DIY: Clas Ohlson grew by one per cent in the first quarter

The Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson has reported scarcely any growth in the current financial year to date.

June 2017: Industrial producer prices down by 0. 1 % in euro area

In June 2017, compared with May 2017, industrial producer prices fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28.

DIY chain Kingfisher: No good figures in second quarter

British DIY chain Kingfisher has reported a decline in sales of 1.9 per cent to GBP 3.148 bn (all figures, including the following, on a like-for-like basis) for the second quarter of its fiscal year (1.5.-31.7.2017).

Soon 50 DIY stores with over 15 000 m² retail area in Germany

The latest assessment by the DIY editorial staff indicates that there were 49 builders’ merchants and DIY stores in Germany with a retail area exceeding 15 000 m² at the end of 2016.

New dates for Fastener Fair Turkey 2018

For the first time, Fastener Fair Turkey – taking place at the IFM – Istanbul Expo Centre – will take place over three days from 1st – 3rd March 2018, including a Saturday.

June 2017: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.6 bn

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2017 was €187.2 billion, an increase of 3.9% compared with June 2016 (€180.2 bn).

2nd quarter 2017: GDP up by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU28

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter.

July 2017: Annual inflation stable at 1.3% in the euro area

Euro area annual inflation was 1.3% in July 2017, stable compared with June 2017. In July 2016 the rate was 0.2%.

Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

In June 2017 compared with May 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28.

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