This report offers a comprehensive picture of the office furniture market in 16 Western European countries, providing office furniture industry statistics (production and consumption, imports exports), office furniture prices, marketing policies and distribution. Market evolution (2004-2014) and figures by country.
A forecast on office furniture consumption in 2015 and 2016 is provided.
The report analyses sales data and market shares of top European office furniture manufacturers.
Company sales are broken down by country, by product (seating, desking systems, executive office furniture, filing systems/storage, wall-to-wall units, meeting rooms and communal areas).
The report also analyses the office furniture competitive system: prices, distribution channels and short company profiles.
Office furniture industry production is broken down by type (seating: Executive office chairs, Operative office chairs, Visitor chairs, Folding/Stackable chairs and others; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage; wall-to-wall units; furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas). Trends of office furniture prices by country and data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided.
The report also provides a detailed analysis on office seating quantities and brand positioning. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in 2013 and 2014 and brand positioning by average “net price”, is given for six major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Sweden).Values include both products manufactured in Europe and products imported from Extra European countries.
NEW! This edition contains the forecast for 2015 and 2016 of the office furniture consumption (in real terms) for each single country and for the whole European market
The analysis of office furniture distribution channels by country covers: direct sales, office specialists, non-specialists and other. A breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel is available for the top companies.
A breakdown of European office furniture exports and imports is provided by country and product type (office furniture and office seating).
Addresses of about 200 office furniture companies mentioned in the report are also included.
Countries covered: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The European market for office furniture showed a feeble growth in 2014. The growth of Germany and the United Kingdom helped the whole sector turn out to a positive sign.
European exports increased by 5% in 2014. Office chairs segment showed a faster dynamics. Among the export destinations Eastern Europe and North America registered growth by far over the average.
About one half of the European production originates in Germany and Italy, which also represent the main exporters of office furniture.
The European market for office furniture is very concentrated: today the top 20 players represent 47% of the total European output growing constantly in the last years.
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