The poor trend in the French power tools market in 2022 has now also been confirmed by Secimpac, the association of power tool manufacturers. Sales through the DIY store channel fell by 16 per cent in 2022 compared with 2021, the association reports. However, the level was still 10 per cent higher than in 2019. Cordless power tools only lost slight momentum, thus increasing their market share from 47 per cent in 2019 to 53 per cent in 2022. Consumables increased by 16 per cent.
In the professional business, manufacturers' sales decreased by 7.6 per cent compared with 2021, but increased by 15 per cent compared with 2019.
Tools for gardening and forestry also remained on a growth path in 2022. Sales were up by 2 per cent year-on-year, having already increased by 24 per cent in 2021 and 28 per cent in 2020.
Sales via the e-commerce distribution channel increased their share from 16 to 17 per cent. Although they were down 9 per cent overall in 2022 as compared with the previous year, they shot up by 70 per cent compared with 2019.
At the beginning of 2023, the association has observed a further decline in sales in the do-it-yourself segment, although less pronounced than in 2022.