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The European Market for Kitchen Furniture - Part I

The kitchen furniture sector succeeded in contrasting the negative effects of the economic climate and closed 2012 with only a modest decrease in production and consumption. Moreover, the sector performed better than the furniture sector as a whole: in 2012 total EU17 furniture production decreased by 2.7% and consumption recorded a contraction of about 3% compared to 2011.

Import/Consumption and Export/Production of Kitchen furniture..
Percentage data 2012


Highlights of this Report

The 23th edition of the report The European market for kitchen furniture offers an accurate comprehensive picture of the kitchen furniture industry in 17 Western European countries, providing 2007-2012 trends (in value and in volume) in kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports. Marketing policies, distribution channels and the value and weight of the built-in appliances on kitchen furniture supply is further considered.

A forecast on kitchen furniture consumption in 2013 and 2014 is provided.

Supply structure: data on employment, information on kitchen prices in a sample of companies and data on productive concentration are also included. Production is broken down by cabinet door material (solid wood, veneer, laminated, decorative papers, thermoplastic foils, lacquered, melamine/paper, aluminium, glass), by cabinet door style (classic, modern, design), by cabinet door colour (white, bright colours, neutral colours), by cabinet door type (high gloss, opaque) and by worktop material (solid surface materials, engineered and natural stone, laminated, tiles, steel, wood, glass)

The competitive system analyses the kitchen furniture sales of the top European kitchen furniture manufacturers. Values are broken down by market segment (luxury, upper-end, middle, middle-low, low-end) and by country. Market shares are included.

Short profiles of the main players in the kitchen furniture industry are also available.

The analysis of kitchen furniture distribution channels covers: direct sales, contract/ building trade; kitchen specialists, DIY stores, furniture retailers, large furniture chains, mail order/e-commerce.

Addresses of around 200 European kitchen furniture manufacturers are also included.

Countries covered. Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Among the considered products: kitchen furniture, solid wood kitchens, veneer kitchens, laminated kitchens, thermoplastic foils, lacquered kitchens, melamine kitchens, aluminium kitchens, classic kitchens, country kitchens, modern kitchens, design kitchens, upper range kitchens, middle-upper range kitchens, middle range kitchens, low range kitchens, cabinet door, worktop, kitchens with built-in appliances, kitchens without built-in appliances, built-in appliances.

Table of Contents

Methodological notes

Executive summary

1. Basic Data. Production, Consumption and Trade

  • Overview of the kitchen furniture market
  • Production
    • Top manufacturers
  • Consumption
    • Sales by country
  • Imports
  • Exports
  • Trade balance

2. Breakdown of supply

  • Employment and average turnover per employee
  • Kitchen sets
  • Breakdown of supply by cabinet door material
  • Breakdown of supply by door finishing style and layout
  • Breakdown of supply by cabinet door colour
  • Breakdown of supply by worktop material
  • Built in Appliances

3. Distribution systems

Annex A. Data by country

Annex B. Imports and exports by country

Annex C. The competitive system

Annex D. Directories of mentioned companies

Selected companies mentioned:

  • DAN Küchen, AFG Arbonia Forster, Alno, Alsapan, Arredo 3, Ballingslöv International Group, Bruynzeel Keukens, DeDecker & Al-Al, Dovy Keukens, Esquadria, Fagor Muebles De Cocina, Häcker Küchen, Howdens Joinery, Ikea Europe, Lube Group, Mob Cozinhas - Industria de Mobiliario, Neoform Groupe, Nobia Group, Nobilia, Norform Gruppen, Omega International, Parisot Mattaincourt (MVM), Puustelli, Réma You, Rixonway Kitchens, Santos Cocina y Baño, Scavolini, Schüller Möbelwerk, Snaidero Group, Symphony Group, TMK, Top Form, Topi Keittiöt, Veneta Group, Veriset Küchen, Vordingborg K∅kkenet, XEY Corporación Empresarial
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