GfK Retail reports overall growth in peat-based compost

GfK Retail & Technology has reported an overall growth in peat-based compost of 6.6 per cent in volume during 2008.

GfK Retail and Technology supplies Horticulture Week with monthly market reports - image: GfK
GfK Retail and Technology supplies Horticulture Week with monthly market reports - image: GfK

The average price per pack decreased to £3.27 per unit, which held value-growth below sales volume. Peat-free sales fell by 2.7 per cent.

Powered lawnmower sales were down by 34.3 per cent in value and 38.7 per cent in volume from January to April. Powered grass-trimmers showed a 22.4 per cent drop in value and a 21 per cent drop in volume in those months, but ended the year up by 6.6 per cent in value and 5.8 per cent in volume.

Powered lawnmowers showed a strong recovery and ended the year only 3.2 per cent down in value. Garden hand-tools were down by 7.97 per cent in volume over the year but up by 4.5 per cent in value at the end of 2008.


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