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Market Research Report - 195654

The European Market for Kitchen Furniture - Part I

Published by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies
Published Content info 144 Pages
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The European Market for Kitchen Furniture - Part I
Published: June 23, 2015 Content info: 144 Pages

The 25th edition of The European Market for Kitchen Furniture report offers an accurate comprehensive picture of the kitchen furniture industry in 16 Western European countries, providing 2009-2014 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 2015 on the EU16 level is provided, as well as a financial analysis of some of the main competitors, including ROE, ROA, EBITDA indices and their turnover per employee.

The supply structure breaks down production by cabinet door material (solid wood, veneer, laminated, decorative papers, thermoplastic foils, lacquered, melamine/paper, aluminum, 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 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.

The competitive system analyses the kitchen furniture production 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, and the profiles of the main players in the kitchen furniture industry are also available.

In the end, a focus on European kitchen exports by area of destination (Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia and Pacific, North and Latin America).

Countries covered: Austria, Belgium, 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, aluminum 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.


The kitchen furniture market in Western Europe was characterised in 2014 by a production of 5.3 million kitchens, worth EUR 12.8 billion at factory prices. The EBITDA is about 6% for this segment of the market, while among the largest companies, Howdens Joinery and Alno have particularly expanded their production in 2014. Germany accounts for 27% of total European production in terms of value and even 34% in terms of volume, followed by the UK (18%/14% respectively) and Italy (15%/17%).

Production of kitchen furniture in single EU16 countries in 2014.Thousand units

The UK market has been a particularly strong one in 2014, especially when compared to the moderate increase in many continental markets. Germany and Italy remain firmly the main exporters in Europe, accounting together for almost 70% of total EU16 exports, worth EUR 2.8 billion for a market of 1 million kitchen units sold abroad.Among worktop materials, stoned and engineered stoned worktops are steadily increasing, reaching already 17% of total production, and ceramics have been rising as well recently.

Selected companies mentioned:

Alno, Arredo 3, AFG Arbonia Forster, Atma Group, DAN Küchen, Ballingslöv International Group, Bruynzeel Keukens, DeDecker & Al-Al, Dovy Keukens, Fagor Muebles De Cocina, Fournier, Häcker Küchen, Howdens Joinery, Ikea Europe, Lube Group, Neoform Groupe, Nobia Group, Nobilia, Norform Gruppen, Omega International, Parisot Mattaincourt (MVM), Puustelli, Réma You, Rixonway Kitchens, SALM, Santos Cocina y Baño, Scavolini, Schüller Möbelwerk, Snaidero Group, Symphony Group, TMK, Top Form, Topi Keittiöt, Veneta Group, Veriset Küchen, Vordingborg Køkkenet, XEY Corporación Empresarial, WM88 and more.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Basic data

  • Production, Consumption, Exports and Imports for EU16 countries in 2014, values and volumes
  • Production breakdown by market segment in EU16 for 2014, values and volumes

Activity trend 2009-2014 and forecasts 2015

  • Activity trend for EU16 countries in 2009-2014: production, consumption, exports and imports

International trade

  • Exports and Imports of kitchen furniture by country, 2009-2014

Financial analysis

  • ROA, ROE and EBITDA in a sample of manufacturers, 2009-2013
  • Employment and average turnover per employee, 2010-2014

Supply structure

  • Breakdown of supply by cabinet door material, 2014
  • Breakdown of supply by door finishing style, 2014
  • Breakdown of supply by colour and type, 2014
  • Breakdown of supply by worktop material, 2014

Distribution channels

  • Breakdown of kitchen furniture sales by distribution channel and by country, 2014
  • Share and sales of built-in appliances by country and companies, 2014

The competitive system

  • Leading players in Europe and market shares, 2010-2014
  • European production of kitchen furniture for Top50 producers, 2014
  • The European competitive system by market segment, 2014
  • The competitive system in single EU16 markets, 2014
  • Export and market share outside EU16, 2014
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