Weedkiller sales up on last year

Weedkiller sales are shooting up thanks to this year's wet summer.

June GfK sales figures showed that the total marketplace is up 42 per cent year on year.Scotts had a 45.1 per cent share - up 29 per cent on 2007 figures - while Westland had a 9.5 per cent share - up 1,221 per cent on last year.

FIGURES
"Ready to use" (RTU) total market Up 55 per cent
- Weedol 13 per cent share
- Roundup 22 per cent
- Resolva 13 per cent
RTU DIY sector Up 20 per cent
- RoundUp 25 per cent share
- Weedol 15 per cent
- Westland Resolva 19 per cent
- Bayer 12 per cent
Garden centres' RTU sales
- Scotts Weedol Nine per cent share
- Scotts Roundup 21.7 per cent
- Westland Resolva 25 per cent


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