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Market value of games and toys in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2020
(in million euros)
Games and toys market value in the United Kingdom 2015-2020
The market value of games and toys in the United Kingdom has been on the rise since 2015. In this year, the market value amounted to 8.3 billion British pounds (GBP), and increased annually in the following years. By 2019, this sector was valued at 9.2 billion GBP, and its market value is expected to increase by more than seven percent by 2020.

Toy sales

  The retail sale of games and toys in specialized stores has seen steady growth since 2014, rising from 2.2 billion U.S. dollars to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2017. Projections show this trend is expected to continue with the retail sale of these products increasing to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.

Toy stores

  In February 2018, Britain’s leading toy store Toys R Us entered administration, and by April 2018 had stopped operating. This meant the closure of more than 100 stores. Since then, consumers have had to shop elsewhere, with the majority of former Toys R Us shoppers now shopping at Argos and Wilko.
Internet shopping is also a popular way to purchase toys, with 34 percent of sales in Britain being made online.
Market value of games and toys in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2020
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

Market value refers to the retail value RSP (Retail Sales Price) calculated according to fixed 2018 exchange rates

Games and toys market value in the United Kingdom 2015-2020
The market value of games and toys in the United Kingdom has been on the rise since 2015. In this year, the market value amounted to 8.3 billion British pounds (GBP), and increased annually in the following years. By 2019, this sector was valued at 9.2 billion GBP, and its market value is expected to increase by more than seven percent by 2020.

Toy sales

  The retail sale of games and toys in specialized stores has seen steady growth since 2014, rising from 2.2 billion U.S. dollars to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2017. Projections show this trend is expected to continue with the retail sale of these products increasing to 3.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.

Toy stores

  In February 2018, Britain’s leading toy store Toys R Us entered administration, and by April 2018 had stopped operating. This meant the closure of more than 100 stores. Since then, consumers have had to shop elsewhere, with the majority of former Toys R Us shoppers now shopping at Argos and Wilko.
Internet shopping is also a popular way to purchase toys, with 34 percent of sales in Britain being made online.
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