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Industry Information

The domestic appliance industry is large and dynamic with several appliances present in almost every home in the country. It is also international, with some companies siting their research and development arms in the UK, others marketing or manufacturing here and some partnering with distributors to provide their imported products to the end user.

The UK electrical appliance industry (large & small appliances) was estimated to have revenues of over £10.0bn (at retail/etail) in 2022 in the UK alone. Over 17 million large domestic appliances and 67 million small domestic appliances were estimated to have been sold in the UK in 2022.

Every home in the UK is likely to have at least one domestic appliance, many have a ten or more. UK Household penetration of a fridge or fridge freezer is over 98%, a floor care product over 90%, a washing machine over 88%, a coffee machine over 63% and a dishwasher over 44%. We’re seeing a growth in energy efficient cooking appliances such as Microwave Ovens, Air Fryers and Slow Cookers. Electric showers are a good example of very energy efficient routes to showering and can save considerable sums of money versus heating the same volumes of water via a gas fired boiler. The small appliance sector has enjoyed recent growth through appliances supporting premium home coffee brewing, personal care and air purification.

Householders keep their large appliances for, on average, between 10 and 15 years before purchasing a replacment. Most manufacturers will ensure the availability of commonly requested spare parts for a minimum of 10 years from the date the appliance was last sold. Some manufacturers supply spare parts for up to 30 years from an appliances final sale date.

(Data supported by Euromonitor, Jan 2023).

All of our members strive to make high quality, high performance products that will deliver many years of reliable service to their owners. Energy and water efficiency and recyclability are at the top of the agenda as regards product design and continous innovation improvement.

We are fully engaged with the UK Government to ensure that the industry is well regulated and standards remain high. We also work at EU level through APPLiA – Home Appliance Europe, our Brussels based partner organisation.

In these pages you can find key facts about our major focus areas and our industry support priorities.