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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Feb 2016

Home straight: High confidence and rising spending are expected to fuel revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Homebase Limited Homebase Limited market share
Kingfisher plc Kingfisher plc market share
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Hardware and Home Improvement industry sell DIY equipment, building materials, outdoor and garden equipment and other hardware products. Over the past five years, the industry has begun to recover from the weak economic conditions that characterised the period following the recession. Conditions in the industry started to improve from 2013-14 onwards following the introduction of government policy to stimulate the housing market and generally improving economic conditions. Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of just 0.5% to £11.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.1% in the current year.

The industry has experienced mixed results over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The performance of hardware and home improvement stores suffered during the aftermath of the economic downturn. However, the industry has benefited from a resurgent housing market, low unemployment, rising real disposable income and high consumer confidence in recent years. These factors have contributed towards strong industry revenue growth since the start of 2013-14.

Foundations for growth

Total industry revenue declined at the start of the five years through 2015-16. The subdued economic conditions that prevailed during 2011-12 and 2012-13 led to weak construction and renovation activity. The number of housing transactions remained low over these two years after falling sharply during the recession, further constraining the revenue of industry operators... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry specialise in retailing a range of hardware and home improvement equipment to domestic and commercial customers. Products include do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment, building materials, paints, glass and other hardware products.

Industry Products
DIY tools and hardwareDecorBuilding materials and partsPaint and wallcoveringsGarden and outdoor equipmentHeating and plumbing equipment
Industry Activities
Selling hardware productsSelling paints, varnishes and lacquersSelling building materials, such as bricks and woodSelling DIY material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products

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