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The power tools market is estimated to have declined by 2% in 2012 as demand from the professional sector was reduced, with aggregate construction output down year on year, and consumer DIY demand limited by the continued effects of the economic downturn and poor summer weather.

International trade statistics are available for a number of power tool categories, including drills, saws, planers, sanders, grinders and parts & accessories for such tools.

The coverage in this report includes corded and cordless electric power tools for industrial and domestic usage, including power tools for decorating use. However, it excludes pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools and garden tools.

All power tools covered in the report are portable, with stationary machine tools excluded.

The market segmentation identified here covers five categories of power tools; drills, saws, planers/grinders/sanders, other tools and tool accessories.

All of the values in this report are quoted at current prices unless otherwise specified.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • The market
      • Plug pulled on power tool market in 2012
        • Figure 1: UK market for power tools, 2011-13
      • Growth in combination tools bucks declining market trend
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of UK market for power tools, 2008-12
      • Market growth to peak in 2014
        • Figure 3: Forecast UK market for power tools, 2013-17
      • Market factors
        • Power tool production in the UK declines further
          • DIY demand to be powered by 45-59 age bracket
            • Figure 4: UK population, by age group, 2012-17
          • Planning changes to boost market
            • Housing transactions climb but home ownership is down
              • Figure 5: Residential property transactions in the UK, 2008-12
            • Companies
              • Stanley Black & Decker sheds UK presence as revenues slide
                • Makita’s prospects uncertain after strong growth in recent years
                  • What we think
                  • Introduction

                    • Definitions
                      • Methodology
                        • Abbreviations
                          • Market positioning
                            • The customer
                              • The supplier
                                • UK economy
                                  • Overview
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Interest rates
                                        • Consumer spending
                                          • House prices
                                            • Manufacturing
                                              • Business Investment
                                                • Imports
                                                  • Exports
                                                    • Market factors
                                                      • Legislation
                                                        • Age demographics
                                                          • House moving activity and home ownership levels
                                                            • Professional end-user sectors
                                                            • Market Size and Trends

                                                              • Chapter summary
                                                                • Market size
                                                                  • Figure 6: The UK market for power tools, 2008-12
                                                                • Market segmentation
                                                                  • Figure 7: The UK market for power tools, by type, 2008-12
                                                                • Cordless replacement drives post-recession recovery for power drills
                                                                  • Reduced construction activity depletes demand for powered saws
                                                                    • Power sanders’ share of the market reduced by combination tool growth
                                                                      • Combination tool innovation powers other tools sector ahead of market
                                                                        • Accessories demand declines beyond total market
                                                                          • Market trends
                                                                            • EU battery directive amended
                                                                              • New product developments
                                                                                • Key age bracket for DIY enthusiasts is shrinking
                                                                                  • Figure 8: UK population, by age group, 2012-27
                                                                                • Home ownership levels are declining among young people
                                                                                    • Figure 9: Residential property transactions in the UK, 2008-12
                                                                                  • House expansions to grow as planning regulations eased
                                                                                    • Seasonality of sales
                                                                                      • Construction output seasonality
                                                                                        • Seasonality of UK car production
                                                                                          • Figure 10: Seasonality of UK car production, 2008-12
                                                                                        • Seasonality of UK commercial vehicle production
                                                                                          • Figure 11: Seasonality of commercial vehicle production, 2008-12
                                                                                        • Regional sales
                                                                                          • Figure 12: Manufacturing businesses in England, by region, 2012
                                                                                          • Figure 13: Regional value of total new construction output, 2008-12
                                                                                      • Supply Sources

                                                                                        • Chapter summary
                                                                                          • Production
                                                                                            • Imports
                                                                                                • Figure 14: UK imports of power-driven hand tools, 2008-12
                                                                                                • Figure 15: UK imports of power-driven hand tools, by type, 2008-12
                                                                                              • Exports
                                                                                                • Figure 16: UK exports of power-driven hand tools, 2008-12
                                                                                                • Figure 17: UK exports of power-driven hand tools, by type, 2008-12
                                                                                            • Industry Structure

                                                                                              • Chapter summary
                                                                                                • Industry development
                                                                                                  • Figure 18: Analysis of changes in the power-driven hand tools industry, 2008-12
                                                                                                • Production sites in UK shrink further
                                                                                                  • Company profiles
                                                                                                    • Draper Tools
                                                                                                      • Figure 19: Financial analysis of Draper Tools, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Earlex
                                                                                                      • Figure 20: Financial analysis of Earlex, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Einhell UK
                                                                                                      • Figure 21: Financial analysis of Einhell, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Evolution Power Tools
                                                                                                      • Figure 22: Financial analysis of Evolution Power Tools, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Hitachi Power Tools
                                                                                                      • Figure 23: Financial analysis of Hitachi Power Tools, 2009-13
                                                                                                    • Makita Manufacturing Europe
                                                                                                        • Figure 24: Financial analysis of Makita Manufacturing Europe, 2008-12
                                                                                                      • Robert Bosch
                                                                                                          • Figure 25: Financial analysis of Robert Bosch, 2008-12
                                                                                                        • Stanley Black & Decker UK/Black & Decker
                                                                                                          • Figure 26: Financial analysis of Stanley Black & Decker UK, 2010 and 2011
                                                                                                        • Black & Decker
                                                                                                          • Figure 27: Financial analysis of Black & Decker, 2007-09
                                                                                                        • Techtronic Industries (UK)
                                                                                                            • Figure 28: Financial analysis of Techtronic Industries (UK), 2008-12
                                                                                                        • Demand Structure

                                                                                                          • Chapter summary
                                                                                                            • Automotive production
                                                                                                              • Figure 29: UK car production, 2008-12
                                                                                                              • Figure 30: UK commercial vehicle production, 2008-12
                                                                                                            • Automotive aftermarket
                                                                                                                • Figure 31: Age structure of UK car parc, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                                                • Figure 32: Road vehicle miles in Great Britain, 2008-12
                                                                                                                • Figure 33: UK car parts aftermarket, 2008-12
                                                                                                              • Aerospace
                                                                                                                  • Figure 34: UK turnover of aerospace equipment, 2008-12
                                                                                                                  • Figure 35: UK turnover of aerospace equipment, by sector, 2008-12
                                                                                                                • Building & civil engineering
                                                                                                                  • Figure 36: Analysis of construction output in Great Britain, by type, 200812
                                                                                                                  • Figure 37: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2008-12
                                                                                                                • DIY
                                                                                                                  • Figure 38: DIY retail sales in the UK, 2008-12
                                                                                                              • Forecast

                                                                                                                • Chapter summary
                                                                                                                  • End-use markets
                                                                                                                    • Public spending cuts place pressure on private construction growth
                                                                                                                        • Figure 39: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                      • New funding released to stimulate private housing construction
                                                                                                                          • Figure 40: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 201317
                                                                                                                          • Figure 41: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                        • Reductions forecast in privately financed and public-funded infrastructure
                                                                                                                          • Figure 42: Departmental expenditure of capital spending by the private sector on signed projects under PFI, 2011/12 and 2012/13
                                                                                                                          • Figure 43: Forecast public non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Figure 44: Forecast public non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2013-17
                                                                                                                        • Substantial growth in factories and warehouses to drive private industrial construction
                                                                                                                          • Figure 45: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector, 2013-17
                                                                                                                        • Slow commercial sector growth to hold back construction output development
                                                                                                                            • Figure 47: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                            • Figure 48: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Modest growth forecast across repair & maintenance activity
                                                                                                                            • Figure 49: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                            • Figure 50: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, by type, 201317
                                                                                                                          • UK automotive sector to power ahead with production
                                                                                                                            • Figure 51: Forecast UK vehicle production, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Car aftermarket to experience steady expansion
                                                                                                                            • Figure 52: Forecast UK car parts aftermarket, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Recovering consumer confidence will lead to slow growth in DIY retail sales
                                                                                                                            • Figure 53: Forecast UK DIY retail sales, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Power tools market
                                                                                                                            • Figure 54: Forecast UK market for power tools, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Other tools and drills sector expected to benefit from demand increase
                                                                                                                            • Figure 55: Forecast UK market for power tools, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Imports
                                                                                                                            • Figure 56: Forecast UK imports of power tools, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Exports
                                                                                                                            • Figure 57: Forecast UK exports of power tools, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Industry
                                                                                                                            • Tool innovation will continue apace, led by consumer demand
                                                                                                                            • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                                              • Trade Association
                                                                                                                                • Trade Magazines

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                                                                                                                                • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                  What They Want. Why They Want It.

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                                                                                                                                  Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                • The Market

                                                                                                                                  Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                  New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                  Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                • The Trends

                                                                                                                                  What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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