Retail space of DIY retailers in Sweden 2003-2015

This statistic shows the total retail space of so-called ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) supply shops in Sweden from 2003 to 2015. In 2003, Swedish DIY retail stores had a total retail area of roughly 886,600 square meters. In 2015, this figure had increased by more than 60 percent to roughly 1.42 million square meters. From 2003 to 2009, there was a constant growth of available space for the retail sale of DIY goods in Sweden. The following years were ruled by fluctuation, but the market recovered and a peak of roughly 1.48 million square meters was reached in 2013.
Not only the retail area of DIY stores has grown constantly but also the total number of DIY retail stores in Sweden. 558 stores were providing consumers with DIY goods in 2015. The leading DIY retailers in Sweden, based on the number of stores, are Woody Bygghandel (owned by Interpares), Clas Ohlson and Rusta. Woody Bygghandel had 100 stores in 2015. In that year, Clas Ohlson reached a total of 84 stores and Rusta had 80 stores.

Total retail space of DIY retail stores in Sweden from 2003 to 2015

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Release date

July 2016



Survey time period

2003 to 2015

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