French DIY Market, +3,4% in the year 2019

The French DIY market grew in the year 2019 by 3.4% to an overall volume of EUR 28 bn. The associations of DIY stores and manufacturers FMB and Inoha, who presented the industry figures at a press conference, which was broadcast online, spoke with relief of a market recovery; in the year 2018 there had only been an increase of 0.4%. The positive development also continued into January and February 2020 according to the associations, but was then stopped by the corona pandemic and the shutdown in France.


However DIY stores hadn’t participated in the overall growth of 3.4% to this amount. Their sales grew by 2.5% to a volume of EUR 20.447 bn (74% of the overall market). Specialist trade rose over-proportionally with an increase of 3.5% (EUR 4.042 bn, 14% market share). The largest increase continues to be recorded by the online retailers; however their growth has significantly weakened: after 18% in the year 2018, growth in 2019 only amounted to 11.8% (EUR 2.415 bn, 9% market share). Food retail grew with its DIY ranges by 2.7% to EUR 748m (3% share). Leroy Merlin built up its market leadership among the DIY stores and increased its market share by one percentage point to 37%. The two other sales channels in Groupe Adeo – Weldom and Bricoman – continue to maintain 4% and 3% respectively. Down one percentage point each is the market share of the two sales channels in the Kingfisher group: Castorama now amounts to 14%, Brico Dépôt 13%.


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