Statistics reveal further fall in gardening market for May

GfK has found the UK DIY/gardening market fell by 2.9 per cent to the end of May.

A Gfk representative said: "Following the washout in April, the sector continued to decline in May, albeit at less of an alarming rate.

"While May improved in weather towards the end of the month, this was too late to drive growth for gardening categories because growing media and fertilisers declined by 20 per cent month on month."

Month  2011 2012
January 8% (Up) 3% (Up)
February 7% (Up) 2% (Down)
March 1% (Up) 7% (Up)
April 10% (Up) 28% (Down)
May 2% (Down) 6% (Down)


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