Continued stability in price trends for paint and brushware sector 

The April issue of DIY & Industrial Trade News showcased an analysis of retail inflation in the South African paint sector, including accessories and brushware, from January 2023 to January 2024. Aquidneck continues to monitor retail inflation in paint and brushware, this time spanning from February 2023 to February 2024. 

In a 12-month period, the price trends in the paint and brushware sector has been relatively steady. Consistency in brushes and rollers have also been noticeable in this period. In some segments of this sector, there have been notable price fluctuations, some displaying volatile numbers, and some have been consistent and steady.   

Price trends year-on-year for the whole paint department stable with a negative edge at -0.7%
originating from the paint category despite its largest segment wall paint increasing by +7.2% YoY.
Brushware in line with the market stable at +0.3%.
Price trends year-on-year for the whole paint department stable with a negative edge at -0.7% originating from the paint category despite its largest segment wall paint increasing by +7.2% YoY. Brushware in line with the market stable at +0.3%.

Price trends year-on-year for the whole paint department stable with a negative edge at -0.7% originating from the paint category despite its largest segment wall paint increasing by +7.2% YoY. Brushware in line with the market stable at +0.3%.  

Brushware represents 20% of the sales volume and contributes 7%
to the total value generation of the paint department. Within brushware, brushes represent around half of both units and value generation. Rollers provide 14% in units and 16% in value with tray sets (generally one roller plus tray) adding another 13% and 18% respectively. Finally, roller refills represent 10% and 7% in units and value.

Brushware represents 20% of the sales volume and contributes 7%
to the total value generation of the paint department. Within brushware, brushes represent around half of both units and value generation. Rollers provide 14% in units and 16% in value with tray sets (generally one roller plus tray) adding another 13% and 18% respectively. Finally, roller refills represent 10% and 7% in units and value.

Brushware represents 20% of the sales volume and contributes 7% to the total value generation of the paint department. Within brushware, brushes represent around half of both units and value generation. Rollers provide 14% in units and 16% in value with tray sets (generally one roller plus tray) adding another 13% and 18% respectively. Finally, roller refills represent 10% and 7% in units and value.  

Price trends for brushware total stable at +0.3%, however, the
individual product groups show wildly differing trends. Single
rollers (excluding tray sets and bundles) decline YoY by -2%
while trays sets increase by +4.4% to R90 on average. Brushes are
more consistent at -1% for the total and -1.5% for singles.

Price trends for brushware total stable at +0.3%, however, the individual product groups show wildly differing trends. Single rollers (excluding tray sets and bundles) decline YoY by -2% while trays sets increase by +4.4% to R90 on average. Brushes are more consistent at -1% for the total and -1.5% for singles.

Price trends for brushware total stable at +0.3%, however, the individual product groups show wildly differing trends. Single rollers (excluding tray sets and bundles) decline YoY by -2% while trays sets increase by +4.4% to R90 on average. Brushes are more consistent at -1% for the total and -1.5% for singles.  

The dominating 225mm segment for rollers (excluding bundles
and tray sets) is highly competitive with only minor price disparities
among the major players. Large brands like Academy or Hamilton’s
or the aggregate of house brands all retail around R73 on average.
In contrast, smaller sizes show more price fluctuation.
The dominating 225mm segment for rollers (excluding bundles and tray sets) is highly competitive with only minor price disparities among the major players. Large brands like Academy or Hamilton’s or the aggregate of house brands all retail around R73 on average. In contrast, smaller sizes show more price fluctuation.

The dominating 225mm segment for rollers (excluding bundles and tray sets) is highly competitive with only minor price disparities among the major players. Large brands like Academy or Hamilton’s or the aggregate of house brands all retail around R73 on average. In contrast, smaller sizes show more price fluctuation.  

Roller Refills (excluding bundles) generate 10% of the volume of
brushware and generate 7% of the value. They provide a large array
of price points clearly linked to the type of refill. The smaller sizes
tend to generate a larger share of the volume and are often sold in
twin packs adding another layer of volatility in the price points.
Roller Refills (excluding bundles) generate 10% of the volume of brushware and generate 7% of the value. They provide a large array of price points clearly linked to the type of refill. The smaller sizes tend to generate a larger share of the volume and are often sold in twin packs adding another layer of volatility in the price points.

Roller Refills (excluding bundles) generate 10% of the volume of brush ware and generate 7% of the value. They provide a large array of price points clearly linked to the type of refill. The smaller sizes tend to generate a larger share of the volume and are often sold in twin packs adding another layer of volatility in the price points.  

Roller trays sets are a dominating segment within brush ware
providing 13% of the volume and 18% of the value. In some months
tray sets outsell single rollers in volume terms. High number of
active brands with a deep product range from promotion focused
offers to high-end items. Price points differ although for 225mm the
core of the market is between R80 and R100.
Roller trays sets are a dominating segment within brush ware providing 13% of the volume and 18% of the value. In some months tray sets outsell single rollers in volume terms. High number of active brands with a deep product range from promotion focused offers to high-end items. Price points differ although for 225mm the core of the market is between R80 and R100.

Roller trays sets are a dominating segment within brush ware providing 13% of the volume and 18% of the value. In some months tray sets outsell single rollers in volume terms. High number of active brands with a deep product range from promotion focused offers to high-end items. Price points differ although for 225mm the core of the market is between R80 and R100.  

Brushes generated 51% of the sales volume and 49% of the value for brushware in February, stable around half of the total in general
terms. Unlike rollers within brushes price differentiation is key in line with their intended use and of course size.
Brushes generated 51% of the sales volume and 49% of the value for brushware in February, stable around half of the total in general
terms. Unlike rollers within brushes price differentiation is key in line with their intended use and of course size.

Brushes generated 51% of the sales volume and 49% of the value for brushware in February, stable around half of the total in general terms. Unlike rollers within brushes price differentiation is key in line with their intended use and of course size.  

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