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Wallcoverings Market Report 2002

  • ID: 3949
  • January 2002
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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In 2001, the combined wallcoverings and ceramic tiles markets remained constant, at an estimated £539m at manufacturers' selling prices (msp). While the wallcoverings sector fell in value between 1997 and 2001, the ceramic tiles market improved.

For the purposes of this report, the sectors that make up the wallcoverings market are finished wallpaper (including simplex and duplex), vinyl wallpaper (including unpasted vinyl, ready-pasted vinyl, white blown vinyl, coloured blown vinyl and expanded vinyls), and white wallpaper (including lining, woodchip and embossed paper). In recent years, vinyls have been gaining market share at the expense of finished wallpaper and of whites in particular. There has been a revival in interest in blown vinyls - both white and coloured - which has been motivated by the launch of new textured products.

The ceramic tiles market breaks down into wall tiles and floor tiles. Both sectors are growing, but floor tiles, which have been under-used in the UK, are showing strong growth.

The wallcoverings market moves in fashion cycles, primarily competing against paint. Since 1997, paint has been gaining in popularity, while wallcoverings READ MORE >

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