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Industry Issues

Ours is a large industry, with over 16 million large appliances and over 66 million small appliances sold in the UK in 2020 alone. UK large appliance sales reached a value of £4.6 billion and small appliances £3.4 billion in 2020.

Every home in the country will have at least one domestic appliance, the majority will have many to support cooking, cleaning, food hygeine and preparation, floor care and personal cleaning and grooming. Over 98% of UK homes have a fridge or fridge freezer, 90% a floor care product, 88% a washing machine, 63% a coffee machine and 44% a dishwasher.

UK householders typically keep their large appliances between 10 and 15 years before purchasing a replacement.

All data supplied by Euromonitor (Report: Jan 2021)

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.

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.