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The Furniture Industry in Europe

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The Furniture Industry in Europe
Published: October 16, 2019 Content info: 521 Pages
Description

Europe plays a key role in the global furniture industry, not only in terms of production, but also in terms of market and international trade values.

CSIL Market Research Report The furniture industry in Europe is part of CSIL Country Furniture Outlook Series, covering at present 100 countries. The report is carried out by CSIL experts that have been working for almost 40 years in the field of industry analysis and contains all the main statistics and indicators useful to analyze the European furniture market.

The European furniture sector is described through updated statistics for production, consumption, imports and exports, main factors affecting the competitiveness of producers (labour cost, availability of raw materials and components, investments in technology and machinery, research and development, innovations and policy issues) and SWOT analysis.

The study analyses the European furniture market potentials and development insights with historical data and future perspectives to 2020.

Detailed tables for furniture imports and furniture exports by country and by geographical area of origin/destination, data by furniture segment (upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture, other furniture) and statistics for the European furniture manufacturing productive system are also included.

The competitive system analysis includes figures for the Top 100 European furniture companies (company name, country, website, activity, furniture specialization, total turnover and number of employees, share of furniture on total sales) ranked by their turnover.

Over 1400 short profiles of furniture manufacturers are also provided, with information on their activity, product portfolio, turnover range, employees range, email address and website.

Analysis by country. Outline of the market, macroeconomic trends, production, consumption, imports and exports of furniture for the time series 2013-2018, trading partners, manufacturing productive system and consumption by region (when available) for: Austria, Belgium-Lux, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.

Types of furniture covered: Office furniture, Upholstered furniture, Non upholstered seats, Kitchen furniture, Bedroom furniture, Dining and living room furniture, Other Furniture, Furniture parts and seating parts.

Highlights

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Furniture production in Europe reached over EUR 92 billion in 2018, accounting for around one fourth of the global furniture industry. Western Europe is responsible for the largest share, but Eastern countries are the fastest growing ones. Germany, Italy, Poland, the UK and France rank among the top 12 furniture manufacturers worldwide and hold a combined share of 15% of world production and 65% of Europe's production. Furniture manufacturing has a long history in Europe. This, together with cultural heritage, gives European manufacturers a competitive edge and favors the development of creative competences recognized worldwide. Thus, the industry is able to combine new technologies and innovation with cultural heritage and style, provides jobs for skilled workers and is also a world leader in the high-end segment of the furniture market. While remaining an SME-based industry, Europe is the headquarters of some of the largest global players. According to CSIL, 85 out of the top 200 furniture manufacturers worldwide are located in this area.

Table of Contents
Product Code: W0102

Table of Contents

Abstract of Table of Contents

THE EUROPEAN FURNITURE SECTOR

The role of Europe in the global furniture context

  • Europe and rest of the World. Production, consumption, imports and exports of furniture 2013-2018

The integration process within Europe

  • International furniture trade

Traditional and growing manufacturing countries within Europe and the integration of productive systems

  • Importance and performance of furniture production in each country's economy
  • Furniture production in Europe, 2013-2018. By area and by country.

Factors affecting competitiveness of European furniture producers

  • Labour cost and skilled labour availability
  • Availability of raw materials and components. The value chain
  • Investments in technology and machinery
  • Research and Design
  • Policy issues

The competitive system

  • Top 100 major European furniture manufacturers: company name, country, website, activity, furniture specialisation, total turnover and number of employees, share of furniture on total sales

The European furniture market development

  • Furniture consumption in Europe, 2013-2018. By area and by country.

Market sources: national production, European market integration and import flows

Trade balance

  • Furniture trade balance, 2013-2018
    • Import penetration
  • Furniture imports, 2013-2018
    • Export orientation
  • Furniture exports, 2013-2018

Trends in furniture sub-segments and specialization

  • Furniture production by segment (upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture, other furniture), 2013-2018

Future perspectives for the European furniture sector

  • Furniture consumption forecasts to 2020

SWOT Analysis of the European furniture sector

COUNTRY ANALYSIS: Outline of the market, macroeconomic trends, production, consumption, imports and exports of furniture for the time series 2013-2018, trading partners, manufacturing productive system and consumption by region (when available) for:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

SHORT PROFILES FOR OVER 1,400 EUROPEAN FURNITURE COMPANIES (activity, product portfolio, turnover range, employees range, email address and website)

METHODOLOGICAL NOTES

Selected companies mentioned:

Actona, ADOVA, Ahrend, B&B, Aramis Invest, Belfield Furnishings, Bo Concept, BRW Black Red White, Calligaris, Colombini, COM40 Comforty, Cotta Collection, DFS Furniture, Ekornes, Flokk SBS, Fournier, Friul Intagli, Häcker Küchen, Howden Joinery, Hüls, IKEA, Meubles Demeyere, Molteni, Natuzzi, Nobia, Nobilia, Nolte, Nowy Styl, Paged, Poltrona Frau, Roche Bobois, SALM, SBA Furniture, Segmüller, Senab, Tvilum, Vitra International, Welle Holding

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