DIY and home improvement in Europe - Statistics & Facts

The DIY or Do it yourself market (also sometimes known as then home improvement market) is one of Europe's largest. DIY stores are aimed at helping customers develop their own home, without the need for any extra professional help. There are a wide range of businesses set up in nearly all European countries to cater for these needs. Some of the larger corporations have their main shops and then run subsidiaries that are based in other European countries. An example of this can be seen when looking at Brico Depot, which is located in France, but is in fact owned by the Kingfisher Group, based in London.

The Kingfisher Group is the largest DIY retailer in Europe, with a total of 1202 stores. In the United Kingdom B&Q (which is owned by the Kingfisher Group) had 330 stores in 2015/16. B&Q has seen a decline in sales since 2010, with 2016 showing annual sales of 1.4 billion British pounds. However, its retail profits had shown an increase. Another popular UK based store is Homebase. Homebase has a total of 296 stores and had annual sales of 1.4 billion British pounds in 2016, matching that of B&Q.

Another large company is ADEO, which is the leading DIY group based on annual sales, located primarily in France. They have seen an increase in annual turnover year over year since 2009, with sales reaching 17.6 billion euros worldwide in 2016. However, Briomarche is the largest, based on the number of stores in France. Many consumers are now spending a lot more money and time on improving their home by themselves. 40 percent of consumers will focus on painting and decorating in the next 12 months, whilst 21 percent will work on the garden. The most desired new home item in Europe is a swimming pool, followed closely by a fireplace.

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