Our markets

 
Map of countries where Kingfisher operates UK & Ireland France Spain and Portugal Poland Turkey, Russia and China Romainia Germany
  • UK & Ireland
  • France
  • Other international
  • 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 20,1945
          Screwfix logo 371 24 4,914
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 103 1,119 12,112
          Brico Dépôt logo 113 634 6,858

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 10,209
China 1,348 427.5 - +7.5 B&Q China logo 39 318 3,676
Portugal 10.7 4.2 - - Brico Depot logo 2 11 134
Romania 21 7.5 3 2.2 Brico Dépôt logo 15 156 1,167
Spain 46.5 18 2 +0.6 Brico Dépôt logo 28 168 1,454
Russia 143 53 3 +2.0 Castorama logo 20 185 2,689
Turkey 74 19 1 +3.5 Koctas logo 49 232 3,654
Germany 82 40 Screwfix logo 4 1 82
  • 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 November 2014

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