In France, e-commerce has a 15 per cent share of the DIY and professional tools market (sell-in). Overall, the market shrank by 10 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, following a 35 per cent increase in volume in the first six months of 2021 compared to 2019. These half-year figures from GfK have been published by the French association Secimpac.
In the DIY segment, cordless tools now account for 47 per cent of sales. Saws are the only product group to record a decline, by 19 per cent.
The garden and forestry segment grew by 9.8 per cent. Internet sales accounted for 6 per cent of sales, specialised trade for 70 per cent.
The professional segment shrank by 7 per cent in the first half of the year but had a plus of 24 per cent in the previous year. In this segment, battery-powered devices now account for 61 per cent of sales.