Since the time of their development, French sanitary gear and bathroom fixtures have enjoyed enormous popularity. The bathroom fixtures and sanitary equipment produced by French companies are of extremely high quality and are made according to traditional methods. The first separate toilets for men and women appeared at a ball in Paris in the year 1739, and the first public toilet opened there in 1824. Thus, began the era of bathroom fixtures, and as time went on, it saw countless advancements that have led to its market expansion. Regarding the foreseeable time, it will expand even more due to changes in lifestyle and an increase in disposable income. Additionally, the market for bathroom fixtures is still not fully penetrated in rural areas, which will help it grow further. Paris represents one of the biggest ambassadors of the world luxury market when it comes to its famous architecture or design or bath fittings. Some of the famous and luxurious bath fitting stores in the French capital Paris are Roca, Duravit, Devon & Devon, Burgbad, Porcelanosa, and Boffi.
According to the research report, “France Bathroom fittings Market Outlook, 2028” published by Bonafide Research, the market is projected to add USD 630.53 Million by 2028. The country's growing number of residential and commercial properties, rising population, and emphasis on maintaining hygiene are all contributing to the France Bathroom fittings market's growth. These factors are piquing consumers' interest and fuel the nation's rising demand for the product, which is anticipated to benefit the market's potential expansion. The fastest-increasing product categories in the France market are faucets and showers in particular. The cost eventually decreased and the profit margin subsequently improved due to technical advancement making the market more lucrative. The brand-new cold water faucet has a useful infrared sensor that automates water flow. Bathrooms have changed during the many eras due to lifestyle and need-based requirements and continue to evolve with companies engaged in continuous research & development.
According to World Bank Statistics 2021, France has a population of 67.5 Million people, with 32.67 Million men and 34.83 Million women. The majority of the population, 41.46 Million people, is between the ages of 15 and 65. There are 54.67 Million urban residents and 12.83 Million rural residents. Further, France's GDP in 2021 was USD 2.94 trillion, with an inflation rate of 1.6% and a per capita income of $ 43,518.5. In France, where there are almost 31 Million households, a landlord typically spends between 5000 and 15000 euros a year on bathroom fixtures. Therefore, the market for bathroom fixtures continues to have enormous theoretical potential. According to the French census data, households are growing at a pace of 0.3%, which is a very high rate.
The NF mark, a French certification mark that certifies a product's conformity to certain safety and quality standards, is preferred for the bathroom fittings, but it is not required and must be requested from a company like AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) or CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment). To ensure conformity, the goods bearing the NF mark are examined and checked in a testing lab. It assures consumers that a product has been certified as meeting all applicable international, European, and French standards, elevating it above competing goods and assisting in increasing sales. Some of the manufacturers in the French Bath fittings market are Alexandre Turpault, Business, Belull, Cinder, DCW éditions, Fermob, Hugues Chevalier, and Jean Perzel among others.
Retail establishments, which make up the offline distribution channel, held the majority of the market. In the past, retail establishments were the only places to find bathroom fixtures. These places assisted customers in selecting from a range of goods. The expanded sales opportunity for bathroom fixtures through online channels led suppliers to improve the security and dependability of their online buying procedures, which in turn increased demand for these products online.
The spread of COVID-19 hampered the France Bathroom fittings market on the back of disturbances in the supply chain and discontinuation of production. Moreover, the consequent halt in construction activities further contributed to complexities. These factors have indirectly caused demand for faucets and other bath fittings to decrease, resulting in a decrease in revenue for industry operators. However, the pandemic induced much new technological advancement in every industry. Consumers shifted to online shopping of bath fittings rather than offline shops. Covid has caused people to become more health conscious and want their bathrooms to be clean and disease free. Covid has led to a new age transformation with many innovations to make lives safe and secure. However, as the situation normalized, the market for bath fittings has bounced back and is expected to grow over the years.
Considered in this report
• Geography: France
• Historic year: 2017
• Base year: 2022
• Estimated year: 2023
• Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
• France Bathroom fittings market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Various drivers and challenges
• On-going trends and developments
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation
• Others (Towel Rack/Ring, Hook, Grab Bars, Paper Holder, etc.)
By Distribution Channel
The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analyzing government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by conducting telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the Bathroom fittings industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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