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 £8.0bn in 2020 in the UK alone. Over 16 million large domestic appliances and 66 million small domestic appliances were sold in the UK in 2020.
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%. Householders keep their large appliances for, on average, between 10 and 15 years before purchasing a replacment.
(Data supplied by Euromonitor, Jan 2021).
The industry prioritises safety and AMDEA’s Register my Appliance initiative aims to encourage registration, improving ownership traceability data for the estimated 120 million large appliances in UK homes, helping to ensure that they can be located in the very rare event of a safety intervention or recall. Check out our safety repair and recall list.