DIY store trade in Austria rises by five per cent


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).

DIY store trade in Austria rises by five per cent


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).