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

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Sep 2015

Home free: Growth in the housing market is anticipated to benefit industry operators

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. The economic downturn sent the industry into disarray, the effects of which were felt by operators throughout the five-year period. Sales of expensive items such as bathroom and kitchen fittings were particularly affected because consumers put major renovations on hold. This change in economic conditions and consumer behaviour dampened operators' performance at times. 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 current year growth of 2.1%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry was hit hard by the economic crisis. The downturn led to a sharp contraction in construction and renovation activity due to declining house prices and falling real disposable income. The number of housing transactions also fell abruptly, which further constrained the revenue of industry operators. Levels of homeownership and the number of properties purchased significantly influence demand for the industry's products. When a new house is purchased, people typically want to make some changes and renovations in order to make it more comfortable. Similarly, when new houses are built, all the rooms need to be fitted out, so the contractors and builders also need supplies and tools... 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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