The Household Appliance and Garden Equipment Repair industry has struggled over the past five years, in line with a growing consumer preference for replacement over repair. It was once common practice to make a long-term investment in a household appliance, making use of repair services when a fault occurred. However, as consumption patterns have changed, consumers have become far more likely to replace goods rather than repairing them because replacements are available so cheaply. This is particularly noticeable in the market for small appliances, where items have become so cheap that repairs are not economical.
This industry specialises in repairing household appliances such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines and toasters, and gardening equipment such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, mulchers and hedge trimmers. This industry does not include the repair of hand-held power tools or central air-conditioning systems. Repairs by manufacturers are excluded.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.