Vacuum Robots Thrive in France
May 13, 2010
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France's vacuum cleaner market has grown faster than the overall small domestic appliances market in 2009, according to GfK Retail and Technology, and the product group has already grown 5.6% in volume and 12% in value in 2010 as of the end of March.

The average price increased 7 euros compared to 2009, to reach 111 euros. The market research form said several segments are showing growth: cylinder, bagless, stick, and handhelds vacuums.

Robot vacuum sales reached 31,000 units sold at the end of March 2010, GfK reported, for an increase of 300% year-to-date.

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