Carpet production fell to its lowest level since 2013
Britain's flooring market expanded in 2017 as rising vinyl sales made up for a decline in the value of UK carpet production, which fell to its lowest level in five years.


The UK carpet and vinyl market expanded 1.0 percent to £1.72 billion* at suppliers' prices last year according to HMRC and ONS data compiled by The Furnishing Report.

That followed 11 percent growth in the value of the vinyl and linoleum floorcovering market, which was predominantly driven by rising imports.

UK carpet production declined 2.7 percent by value to under £709 million, its lowest level since 2013.

Carpet imports were up 3.4 percent year-on-year and now represent 66.6 percent of the total value of the UK carpet market at suppliers' prices, up from 63.6 percent in 2016.

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* excludes categories such as wood, laminate, ceramic, and stone floorcoverings