, according to Gfk Retail & Technology, the vacuum robot
market grew faster than the domestic applications market in 2009.
Better yet, at the start of 2010 the increase in the market of robotic vacuum cleaners rose +5.6 % in terms of volume and +12 % in terms of value.
The sales of vacuum robots amounted to 31 000 over one year and 2010 saw a 300% increase.
An industry in good shape where the average price observed rose by 7 euro to 111 euro in 2010 from last year.
Gfk says that this sudden interest in vacuum robots (Roomba, etc.) is partly due to the awareness campaigns on food health and several TV shows about domestic robots.
What is the connection you ask? The French have decided to devote more time to preparing their meals and to sacrifice cleaning chores. As a result, a vacuum robot that does the cleaning all by itself like Roomba
is more than welcome in the home.
via Gfk retail & tech