Sales of DIY stores in France continue their trend of the past months. They remain by 3.8 per cent behind the same month last, informs the trade association FMB with reference to the Banque de France. The volume sold fell by more than twice as much (-8.1 per cent). According to the association, sales were down in particular in the product groups decoration, tools and garden. In the first six months, the cumulative decline in sales amounts to 4.2 percent.
Compared to 2019, however, the figures are still up by double digits, the association stresses. So French DIY stores achieved 15 per cent more in June than in June 2019, and sales growth in the first half of the year is 17.0 per cent compared with the same period in 2019.