Lighting market in the UK - Statistics & Facts

In the past ten years, the sales value of electrical equipment manufactured in the United Kingdom has seen a net increase, rising to roughly 1.26 billion British pounds in 2018, according to provisional data. Product costs echo this development, with a peak recorded in March 2018. Additionally, export figures have been growing in tandem with increased production output, with roughly 564.6 million British pounds worth of lamps and lighting fittings sold in 2018. Also, the export value of electric lamps and lighting fittings has experienced a net increase of roughly 33.7 million British pounds between 2011 and 2018.

The sales of a variety of UK manufactured lamps have seen increases as well. For example, electric lighting for motor vehicles generated 128.9 thousand pounds in 2018, according to provisional data. That same year, portable electric lamps worth 14.3 million British pounds had been sold, a third more than were sold the year before.

Regarding developments within the manufacturing industry for lighting equipment, the past seven years have seen fluctuating sales values of plastic parts for lamps and lighting fittings. A peak of 86.1 million British pounds was recorded in 2012, before figures declined to an estimated 51.3 million British pounds in 2018. In contrast, the sales revenue of ceiling and wall lighting fittings recorded a net increase, with figures growing by roughly 150 million British pounds between 2008 and 2018.

In 2018, the lighting manufacturer Signify Commercial had made 23.4 million British pounds in turnover in the UK through its home sector, which includes the company’s popular Philips Hue products. By comparison, its professional sector had generated the most turnover.

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