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Toy industry sales in Britain increase by 5%

Published on: 18th December 2015

The categories showing the most growth include action figures and accessories, plush and building sets.

NPDUSETHISONE480The remaining eight categories showed modest single-digit increases (six categories) and declines (two categories). Latest figures from The NPD Group show that year-to-date (January to 6th December) toy industry sales in Britain have increased 4.8% versus the same time period last year.

Frédérique Tutt, global toy industry analyst with The NPD Group, commented: “2015 has been a strong year for the British toy market to date and the NPD group expects the year to finish up 5% after a similar increase in 2014. Branded and licensed toys with traditional play patterns have been the key drivers behind the market performance, with collectible toys topping the charts.”

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