In August, the French DIY sector continued its upward trend. The DIY trade in France turned over 1.39 per cent more than in the same month last year. The weather boosted sales in the air-conditioning and fans segment, the French industry association FMB commented on the figures of the Banque de France. But the wood and building materials ranges also reportedly made gains. "Of course, the inflation environment means that this growth has to be put into perspective," the association says. Volume sales were almost 4 per cent lower than in August 2021, but compared to pre-coronavirus year 2019, sales growth remains high and amounted to 9 per cent in August.