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International Events


Expo-Surface - Kielce March 26 - 28, 2014 Kielce Trade Fairs, Zakładowa 1, 25672 Kielce, Poland Tel: +48 (0) 41 3651222 Fax: +48 (0) 41 3456261 www.expo-surface.pl


MACH 2014 April 7 - 11, 2014 / NEC, Birmingham http://www.machexhibition.com/page.cfm/link=1


PaintExpo Karlsruhe Rheinstetten April 8 - 11, 2014 / Messe Karlsruhe/Rheinstetten Tel: +49 (0) 7022 602550 www.paintexpo.de


IFAT-World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management May 5 - 9, 2014 Messe München GmbH. Messegelände. 81823 München, Germany Tel: +49 89 949-11358 Fax: +49 89 949-11359 www.ifat.de/en


Surfex Poznan June 3 - 6, 2014 / Poznan International Fair Grounds Tel: +48 (0) 61 8692000 www.surfex.mtp.pl


O&S / parts2clean Stuttgart June 24 - 26, 2014 / Messe Stuttgart, Germany Tel: +49 (0) 511 890 www.ounds-messe.de www.parts2clean.de


Surface & Coatings 2014 July 4 - 6, 2014 Chennai Trade Centre, hall 2 & 3, Nandambakkam, Mount Poonamali Road, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India Tel: 91-44-42444555 Fax: 91-44-42444510 Email: b.jeikrishnan@cii.in


Intermold Vietnam August 27 - 29, 2014 Hanoi International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E. Hanoi) Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +(66)-(2)-6867299 Fax: +(66)-(2)-6867288 www.vietnammanufacturingexpo.com


BRITISH COATINGS FEDERATION - MONTHLY BLOG


Paint sales outperform the economy in impressive final quarter of 2013


Latest results from the Coatings industry, supplied by the British Coatings Federation, reflect the more positive developments in UK construction and manufacturing activity, with Q4 2013 sales volumes up 7% versus the same quarter in 2012, significantly outperforming the overall output numbers for the economy in the same period.


Decorative and industrial coatings sectors performed particularly well, adding support to the view that the UK economy is finally turning the corner, although printing ink and wallcoverings sales remaining subdued.


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In the decorative sector, trade paint sales increased for the eighth month in a row with volumes in the last quarter up 11% on a year ago boosted by the continued recovery in the housing and construction markets. The results mirror improvements in construction products in general, where growth has increased sharply in recent months and where the outlook remains upbeat for 2014.


Consumer confidence has also improved in recent months and this is now being reflected in the hard pressed retail paint sector which is also beginning to show some encouraging increases in recent months with the last quarter as a whole up 5% on a year ago.


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Telephone: 01372 365989 Email: enquiry@bcf.co.uk www.coatings.org.uk


On the industrial coatings side, the picture is more mixed but there have been increases in five of the past 6 months after a very difficult start to 2013. Sales litreage in December was up 9% and by 2.5% for the last quarter as a whole being broadly in line with the growth in UK manufacturing output which is now also showing more steady growth.


“The British Coatings Federation statistics provide a unique barometer for the UK economy, and overall we are outperforming the general manufacturing output numbers with this performance, which should warm the hearts of even the most pessimistic amongst us.” commented Tom Bowtell, BCF’s CEO.


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