Our markets

 
Map of countries where Kingfisher operates UK & Ireland France Spain Poland Turkey, Russia and China Romainia
  • UK & Ireland
  • France
  • Other international
  • 2014/15 new market entries
  • Joint Venture
 

Kingfisher has exposure to fast-growing, developing economies in Europe and Asia, including Poland, Russia and China, as well as having well-established businesses in developed markets like the UK and France. In total, the home improvement markets in which Kingfisher operates are worth over £100 billion.

To find out more about the markets in which we operate we surveyed over 15,000 people across eight countries in Europe about the way they view their homes and their attitudes to home improvement. Find out more in our European Home Report.

UK & Ireland

Country Population
(m)1
Households
million1
Market position2 GDP growth 2014 (%) estimated3 Market brands Store numbers Selling space
(000s sq m)
Employees
fulltime
UK 62 28 1 +2.4 B&Q logo 3604 2,5704 21,1465
          Screwfix logo 335 23 4,375
Ireland 4.5 2 +1.8 B&Q logo

France

Country Population
(m)1
Households
million1
Market position2 GDP growth 2014 (%) estimated3 Market brands Store numbers Selling space
(000s sq m)
Employees
fulltime
France 63 27 2 +0.9 Castorama logo 105 1,118 11,322
          Brico Dépôt logo 109 608 6,875

Other International

Country Population
(m)1
Households
million1
Market position2 GDP growth 2014(%) estimated3 Market brands Store numbers Selling space
(000s sq m)
Employees
fulltime
Poland 38 15 1 +2.4 Castorama logo 72 529 10,197
China 1,348 427.5 - +7.5 B&Q China logo 39 319 3,997
Romania 21 7.5 3 2.2 Brico Dépôt logo 15 156 1,037
Spain 46.5 18 2 +0.6 Brico Dépôt logo 24 142 1,371
Russia 143 53 3 +2.0 Castorama logo 20 185 2,648
Turkey 74 19 1 +3.5 Koçtaş logo 45 216 3,333
  • 1 The Economist Pocket World in Figures 2014
  • 2 Kingfisher estimates
  • 3 International Monetary Fund
  • 4 Including Ireland
  • 5 Including Ireland and Kingfisher Future Homes

Information correct as at 1 February 2014

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