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Gardening: 2015 first half positive for the market

by the editorial staff
July - August - September 2015 | Back

According to data made public by Comagarden, in FederUnacoma, and the Morgan survey group, the sector closed with a another gain of 2.9% in sales for the first half of 2015 over the same period in 2014 after climbing 7.6% in 2014 compared to 2013. In detail, pole pruners and aerators made the most outstanding progress with sales ahead by 30.4% and 23.6% respectively, followed by chainsaws, up 12.6%, hedgetrimmers gaining 10.5%, biomulchers plus 8.3%, and tillers rising by 7.9%. More limited gains were reported for ride on mowers, ahead 5.5%, brushcutters up 4.6% and sprayers, plus 3.5%.In a scenario which finally displayed a degree of dynamism on the heels of the difficult years of the recent past there were, however, sectors running counter to this trend. Two cases to cite especially are those of the Zero Turn Consumer and snow blowers which, compared to the first half of 2014, sank by 15% and 12.2% respectively. Less steep declines were disclosed for lawn tractors, down 8.1%, leaf blowers off by 5.4% and mowers, losing 4.6%, whereas trimmers, Zero Turns for groundskeeping and Ride On mowers managed to hold their own compared to the previous year.Comagarden, in the FederUnacoma federation, and the Morgan survey group expect the gardening market to continue growing over the months to come, though at a pace slower than that of the first half of 2015, to close the full year ahead by 1-2% over 2014.

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