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The DIY and Home Improvements Industry Market Review

  • ID: 3872
  • January 2002
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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Definition
Key Note bases its figures for total DIY expenditure on data from Consumer Trends from the Office of National Statistics, which is based on a large-scale survey of the UK population. Consumer Trends altered its classification system from 2001 and in 2002, it offers data on materials for maintenance and repair of the dwelling, small tools and miscellaneous accessories, and major tools and accessories.

Market Value AND Growth
Expenditure on DIY continued to show strong growth in 2001, with an increase of 8%, to £9.28bn at retail selling prices (rsp). Price rises remained low between 1997 and 2001 and most of the market growth was due to volume increases. Prices are subject to pressure from the competition between the DIY superstore chains, from the growth of own-label products and from low-cost imports, although the situation varies between sectors.

Product Sectors
Sections 4 to 9 discuss the key sectors of paint, glazed ceramic tiles, wallcoverings, power tools and accessories, hand tools and decorating tools and woodcare, which together account for around a quarter of the DIY market. This proportion remains fairly constant.

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