This Report offers a comparative analysis of home furniture distribution in 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The report provides trends in home furniture consumption, analysis of the furniture distribution system by channel, retail formats and leading players sales performances.
The aim of this report is to provide information on the following topics:
Home furniture import flows are analyzed by country of origin and by product segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture).
The furniture retail market is broken down by the following distribution channels: furniture chains, franchises, buying groups; independent furniture retailers; non-specialist distributors (department stores, multi-stores, hypermarkets, DIY, mail order); direct sales and craftsmen.
The report includes addresses of about 540 furniture retailers and buying groups of which 245 with detailed profile.
Among the products considered: home furniture, upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture.
CSIL worked on an extensive data gathering, including market data and detailed figures for over 200 retailers (all the main actors operating in Western Europe).
Over 20% of world furniture consumption takes place in Western Europe which makes it a large and profitable market, with per capita spending in furniture purchases still higher than the world average. Western Europe is a large and mature market for furniture sales which boasts around 400 million consumers. The Western European home furniture market contracted and it is now in a process of slow recovery.
Western Europe. Home furniture market,
breakdown by geographical area of origin,
The trend in Western Europe is for greater dependence on imported items, mainly from Eastern European and Asian countries. Growth rates were in the range of 4% for the first and 7% for the seconds (average yearly growth rate in the last decade).
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