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The European Market for Outdoor Furniture

The European outdoor furniture market offers interesting opportunities both in the residential and contract segment. Over recent years, the growing need of nature and the desire to spend more time outdoors among European consumers have resulted in an increasing willingness of spending money in the garden sector. Over last decade, in fact, the outdoor furniture sector grew relatively faster than the furniture market. The market is satisfied by leading European outdoor furniture producers and by imports, mainly coming from Asia. Product offer is varied and investments in materials innovation and in the design field are key elements for the success of companies competing in the market.

Breakdown of outdoor furniture consumption by country

Summary: Highlights of this Report

The report offers a comprehensive picture of the outdoor furniture industry for ten European countries, analyzing the sector performance, product trends, type of destination, distribution channels, the competitive system and its main actors.

The report offers data on production, exports, imports, consumption of outdoor furniture by country.

For each country imports and exports of outdoor furniture are broken down by country and geographical area of origin/destination.

An overview of product trends (materials, colours..) and of the distribution system is also provided for each country, with sales broken down by distribution channel for selected countries. A list of outdoor furniture distributors is also included for each country.

Short profiles with addresses of over 100 outdoor furniture manufacturers and importers are provided for each country.

The countries covered are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.

Products covered include: seats, tables, benches, garden sofas, sun loungers, garden armchairs, swing seats etc.

Product destination: household and contract segment including "street contract" (restaurants, bars, cafes) and hotels, wellness hotels, communities.

Table of Contents

Introduction and methodology

  • Methodological notes on statistical data
  • Product terminology

PART I - GENERAL PICTURE

Europe: 10 countries considered

  • Basic data
    • Production, consumption and international trade of outdoor furniture and total furniture, 2005-2011. Comparison with selected economic indicators. Million Eur and annual percentage changes
  • Product trends
    • Materials, Colours, High end outdoor furniture market
  • Types of product
    • Consumer market, Contract
  • Sustainability
  • The competitive system
    • Leading European outdoor furniture manufacturers, location and type of material mainly used for outdoor furniture

PART II - ANALYSIS BY COUNTRY: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Economic indicators

Basic Data

  • Production, consumption and international trade of outdoor furniture, 2005-2011. Comparison with selected economic indicators. Million Eur and annual percentage changes

Product Trends

Contract Segment

International Trade

  • Outdoor furniture exports, production and exports/production ratio, 2005-2011. Million Eur
  • Outdoor furniture. Main export partners, 2005 and 2010. Percentage shares
  • Outdoor furniture. Breakdown of furniture exports by area, 2010
  • Outdoor furniture imports, consumption and imports/consumption ratio, 2005-2011. Million Eur
  • Outdoor furniture. Main import partners, 2005 and 2010. Percentage shares
  • Outdoor furniture. Breakdown of furniture imports by area, 2010

Demand Indicators and Distribution

Fairs

Selection of leading companies

  • Short profiles of leading companies in the outdoor furniture segment

Selected companies mentioned:

  • Dedon, Emu, Fermob, Fischer Moebel, Grosfillex, Hartman, Kettal Group, Royal Botania, Scancom International, UnoPiù
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