Kettles and toasters will be some of the top performers in the UK small appliances market over the next few years, a new report predicts.

Kettles and toasters ‘will be star performers’

Kettles and toasters will be some of the top performers in the UK small appliances market over the next few years, a new report predicts.

Kettles and toasters 'will be star performers'

The study, by Key Note, says that the value of the market rose by 1.5% year-on-year in 2009, to reach £977m, and forecasts that growth of 2% this year will take it to £997m. It also believes the trend is likely to continue over the next four years, and predicts that the market will have grown 10.7% between now and 2014.

Specifically, the small kitchen appliances sector, which contributed half of the total market in 2009, is set to grow by 10.4% until 2014. Main growth drivers, says Key Note, will be kettles and toasters along with more high-end appliances such as espresso machines. Appliances catering for healthy eating are also increasingly making inroads.

Key Note also says that non-kitchen small appliances are expected to grow at 12.5% until 2014. Irons, especially steam generator models, are expected to account for the largest share, growing at 13% a year to reach a value of £178m.

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