UK paint sales outperform GDP for second year

13 March 2015

Latest figures from the British Coatings Federation show that, for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, with an increase of 5% in volume during 2014, against economic growth of 3%.

"We’ve seen excellent growth in the trade paint sector, which experienced near double-digit growth, due to the combined effect of general economic recovery and the growth in new house building,” commented Tom Bowtell, Chief Executive of the BCF.

Woodcare products also had a very good year, with double-digit growth, helped, in part, by the much better weather last year compared to 2013.

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