The Spanish manufacturers of DIY products turned over 0.35 per cent more in the second quarter than in the same period last year. At the same time, sales through the DIY store distribution channel were down by 4.19 per cent. The other sales channels were up, most notably online shops with 6.19 per cent. This is the result of a survey by the manufacturers' association AFEB.
In the first half of the year as a whole, manufacturers' sales to DIY stores were 0.1 per cent above the comparable level of the previous year. The increase for traditional specialist retailers was 0.7 per cent. The strongest increase was in exports at 14.1 per cent. Overall, the suppliers of DIY products have turned over 4.1 per cent more than in the same period last year.