The German trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (BHB) reported at its annual press conference on the major developments in the DIY sector in the DACH region, with sales increasing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The companies of the German DIY store trade are still on course for success in the financial year 2018: With total gross sales of €18.75 bn, the industry was able to achieve sales growth of 1.6% in the past year. Like-for-like sales also saw solid growth at 1.3% in the most challenging weather conditions. The market figures were just announced by the BHB at its annual press conference in Frankfurt. The figures are based on current market figures of the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK).