Bathrooms - UK - August 2009
Mintel’s last report on this market was Bathroom Furniture and Accessories in August 2007. Since then manufacturers have been pulling out all the stops in creativity and innovation, both in design and technology, especially with products designed to achieve greater efficiency in water usage.
However, growth slowed right down in 2008 and went into reverse in 2009, with sales hit by a worsening economic environment and particularly the collapse of the housing market, which had an immediate effect on consumer confidence.
Having grown by 11% to 2007, sales then faltered in 2008 and are estimated to have fallen back in 2009 to an estimated market value of £1.02 billion. The first signs of activity currently being hinted at in the housing market can therefore only benefit the market, if not immediately.
This report assesses the main trends in the market currently and the strongest-performing sectors to help identify potential growth opportunities as the economy moves out of recession.
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