Washing machines benchmarking report published

This month saw the publication of the fifth full Benchmarking report from the Mapping and Benchmarking Annex (see here). This study has been undertaken to provide policy makers with comparisons of the performance of new washing machines (clothes washers) over time and is designed to provide policy makers with a broad analysis of:

  • Key differences in product performance between countries;
  • Major outcomes of policy interventions to date;
  • Areas of concern for policy makers, including areas where policy intervention may be desirable in the future.


The countries/areas included in this analysis are:

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the UK, the USA and a sample of countries that are representative of the EU.


This benchmarking is one of a series of reports available via the Annex’s outputs page along with the product definitions, individual country mapping documents and other supporting information.