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News Archive March 2007

European diy market worth €126bn in 2005 30 March 2007
Emerging markets generate growth of 56.7% between 2000 and 2005

Growers paint rosy picture of plant sales 30 March 2007
Sales in January and February up nearly 50 per cent

GIMA adds name to sponsors list for Industry Awards 26 March 2007
We have so much excellence in our industry to puff out our chests about, says GIMA director

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B&Q bob
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