A life of facts

It's highly unlikely that you will spend the Bank holiday weekend doing the spring cleaning. But here are some stats about the cash we spend on household aids you won't be able to live without.
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1993 1995 % change

pounds m % pounds m % 1993-95

Liquid bleaches 79.8 22.9 94.1 24.7 +17 9

Bathroomand kitchen cleaners 82.1 23.5 97.9 25.7 +19.2

Multi-purpose cleaners 51.7 14.8 46.9 12.3 -9.3

Lavatory blocks 35.1 10.0 38.6 10.1 +10.0

Lavatory cleaners 26.7 7.7 26.7 7.0 0.0

Disinfectants 26.7 7.7 25.0 6.6 -6.4

Carpet cleaners 12.0 3.4 15.0 3.9 +25.0

Limescale removers 12.0 3.4 14.0 3.7 +16.7

Window cleaners 11.4 3.3 11.6 3.0 +1.8

Oven cleaners 11.1 3.3 11.3 3.0 +1.8

Total 348.6 100.0 381.1 100.0 +9,3

Source: Mintel

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