French manufacturers of power tools for professionals and end users reported 25.4 per cent more sales last year than in 2020 and 29 per cent more than in 2019, according to their association Secimpac. The growth in sales with the DIY trade sales channel was even slightly higher: 26 per cent compared to 2020 and 35 per cent compared to 2019. Battery-powered tools were the main contributors to this increase in 2021, while corded tools were the main contributors in 2020. With a share of 47 per cent, the rechargeable segment is back at the same level as in 2019.
Manufacturer sales to specialist dealers have increased by 22.1 per cent in 2021 and by 27 per cent compared to 2019. Here, the share of rechargeable batteries is now 61 per cent.
Through the e-commerce sales channel, manufacturers have increased their sales by 46.7 per cent compared to 2020 and by 73.22 per cent compared to 2019. The market share of e-commerce has increased from 14 to 16 per cent.
Garden and forestry tools are up 24 per cent last year compared to 2020 and 25 per cent compared to 2019, while cordless tools are up 40 per cent compared to 2020 and 43 per cent compared to 2019 and now account for 37 per cent of the market. Their sales have increased 2.7 times since 2017.
At the beginning of 2022, Secimpac reported significant declines; however, they are mainly explained by the overall high specifications from the previous year.