Argos says change in legislation led to sudden 90% spike in drone sales

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The growth of the British UAV industry is being felt on the high street after retailer Argos said sales of drones recently soared by 91% in one month.

The technology and electrical retailer said orders suddenly increased when new legislation surrounding drone flying hit the headlines earlier this year.

Argos’s first ever ‘Year in Tech’ revealed the rise, a report which shows the UK’s tech trends over the past twelve months.

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The report details how sales of drones are rising 20% year-on-year, with the trend prevalent across the whole of the UK.

South Wales came out as the drone capital of the UK, making the most sales, with London following closely in second place.

The data has also revealed that drones are one of just two tech product areas where men buy more than women.

Women buy the most tech from Argos, at 53%, but when it comes to drones, it is men that buy 55% of the products.

The other male dominated product is smart home tech.

Serena Faruque, drone buying manager at Argos, said: “We saw a huge spike in demand for drones in May which we believe was influenced by new legislation around drones dominating the headlines and the summer kicking off in earnest.”

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