It is with great pleasure that I present to you this second version of the report on the home appliance industry in Europe. Following the first edition of the report, released in January 2016, our industry has faced many challenges. Together, however, we managed to face these challenges and create opportunities that have greatly contributed to an economically stronger and more sustainable Europe – as the report before you will clearly illustrate.
The report has been updated with the latest numbers on the sector and the benefits we are delivering for Europe’s economic growth, energy efficiency, sustainability, circular society, smart living and international trade. I believe you will find it a valuable continuation of an exercise that offers a comprehensive overview of one of Europe’s most established industries.