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White Goods Market Assessment

  • ID: 3953
  • January 2000
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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Sector Breakdown
This report focuses on the large domestic appliance section of the white goods market, which includes cooking appliances, home laundry appliances and cooling appliances.

The report excludes vacuum cleaners and small appliances.

Background
Historically, the white goods sector, not surprisingly, has been heavily influenced by the state of the economy.

In 1997, the market benefited from the effects of a strong economy. This could be seen by the high levels of personal disposable income, an active housing market, with rising property prices, and the effects of building society windfall payments. Since that time, despite the one-off windfalls coming to an end, the economy has primarily remained robust.

In 1997, 188,000 new dwellings were completed, representing a large new market for white goods. This pattern of building, albeit slightly slower, has continued beyond that time. Furthermore, the net increase in households due to divorce and separation of cohabiting couples has averaged about 70,000 a year in the 1990s, which is about 35% to 40% of the estimated annual average increase in all households.

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