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DIY store trade in Austria rises by five per cent

Austrian DIY stores increased their sales in the first half of the year 2019 to EUR 1.37 bn. Photo: Jürgen Sieber, Pixabay

Austrian DIY stores increased their sales in the first half of the year 2019 to EUR 1.37 bn. Photo: Jürgen Sieber, Pixabay

In Austria, DIY stores increased their sales in the first half of the year 2019 by 5.0 per cent to EUR 1.37 bn. Like-for-like sales rose by 3.8 per cent, reports the German industry association BHB.

The strongest growth was gained in the product ranges technology/office/entertainment (+11.9 per cent), leisure/seasonal goods (+11.1 per cent) and construction elements (+10.4 per cent). There were only declines in the assortments other (-3.8 per cent) and electrical (-0.2 per cent).

| 3 September 2019


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