Growth has been driven by “recovery of the freestanding sector”, which has been struggling while the built-in sector thrived over the last few years. Freestanding appliances have seen a 10% increase in value growth with a 54% share of the dishwasher sector, while integrated built-in products grew by 1% and account for 46% of the sector.
GfK has also noted that the trend of low water consumption dishwashers is becoming more popular, with models that use an average of 10 litres or less per cycle now accounting for more than a third of all value sales.
Finally, the report by GfK noted that larger full-size products account for 83% of total sales in the sector, with sales growing by 10% so far this year.
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