This report from industry analysts JKMR reveals that over the last five years sinks and taps have been the strongest performing sector within the fitted kitchen products market overall.

JKMR’s report on the UK Market for Kitchen Sinks provides a comprehensive analysis of the UK domestic kitchen sink market with long-term trends in market size, channel performance, and materials share, along with product and spend trends for the studio sector, and trends in kitchen tap market size. The report analyses the potential impact of wider market and demographic/economic factors on the outlook for the kitchen sink market; and gives key background data on the size of the total fitted kitchen products market.

In 2018, sales of sink/tap/WDU into full new kitchen refurbishment projects exceeded £400M at end client buying price for the first time, and the report examines the market and external factors which have driven product sector sales over the past five years, enabling sector value to have risen over a third since 2014. 

With specification of ‘multiple sink installations’ now becoming common in the mid, as well as high end, studio and new build sector, and the introduction into the mass market of hot water/filter taps and higher specified sink models, the report findings show that the outlook for sink and tap sector value growth is strong even in a more challenging overall kitchen market.

The new report provides full trend data on sink market volume, and sink and tap market value, placing trends within the context of the fitted kitchen products market overall, as well as analysing causes of historical growth/contraction patterns.  Analysis of the changing share of different retail channels highlights ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, while analysis of material and sink type trends includes a dedicated section on trends in the specialist studio sector. 

An in-depth look at how changes in new build construction practice, consumer lifestyle, and the retail environment will impinge upon future sink area expectation provides a key tool as to future outlook for the sector.


Sources & Definitions
UK Kitchen Sink & Tap Market Data
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2018
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2017
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2016
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2015
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2014
Sink Market: Volume & RSP Value Sales by Retail Sector 2009-2013
Trends in Retail Channel Value Share 1998-2018
Sink Market Volume 1983-2018 and Projection for 2020
Note on Sales to Non-Domestic Kitchen Settings
Sink Market Value MSP 1983-2018 + Projection for 2020
Sink Value vs Fitted Furniture Value Indices: 1986-2017
Volume Share by Material 1983-2020 (projection)
The Fitted Kitchen Products Market: The Larger Picture
Socio-Demographic factors; construction factors; changing retail environment
The Outlook for 2019 & 2020: Total Market and Sink Sector
Kitchen Tap Market Value by Retail Sector: Trends to 2018
Kitchen Tap Volume Trend Data to 2018
Specialist Sector: Sink “Type” (inset, under-mount etc) & Material Trends
Specialist Sector: Sink/Tap Spend in Context of Overall Spend: Trends
Overall Market Background
Overall Kitchen Market: Sales Value by Product Sector 1991-2018
Overall Kitchen Market Value: Share by Major Routes to Market 2010-2018
Number of Kitchens Sold in the UK by Retail Sector: 1991-2018
Review of Potential Developments in the Kitchen Retail Base
(including individual assessment of major multiple retailer operations)
Trends in Kitchen Retailer Numbers

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About JKMR

JKMR is the only B2B research company to specialise in the UK fitted kitchen products market.JKMR’s founder-director, Jayne Barber, has over three decades of experience in researching and writing about the UK fitted kitchen products market, enabling JKMR reports to draw on substantial industry knowledge and contacts.

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