Despite many challenges and pressures in the market, the environment for home improvement
retailers is encouraging, and the global home improvement retail market is expected to reach an
estimated $1,959 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 3% over the next five years (2012-2017).

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the
global home improvement retail industry and presents its findings in “Global Home
Improvement Retail Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit and Forecast Analysis.”

The home improvement retail industry is a highly diversified sector and consists of furniture and
home furnishings retail stores such as building materials, garden equipment, supplies dealers,
floor coverings, window treatment, and other home furnishing stores.

The home improvement market holds immense potential as most of the countries are still not
penetrated. Despite challenges, population growth, mall culture, urbanization, an increase in
middle class population, and an increase in double income families are expected to drive growth
to new horizons.

APAC depicts the best growth prospects for retailers in forth coming years with increasing
population and consumer demand. Europe is a small market but with increase an in GDP there is
growth potential. This study provides an overview of the global home improvement retail industry.
The report tracks market size for four geographic regions of this market, and is a segment of the
Global Retail industry.

This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools
needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the
market’s potential. This report can save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research
time on a global market. It also offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities
throughout the global home improvement retail industry in a fast-paced ever-changing world,
business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in
the market and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a
keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and demand
requirements on an annual basis.

Features and Scope of this Report:

To make any investment or strategic decision, adequate and timely information is essential. This
market report fulfills this core need. Some of the features of this market report are:
· Industry size estimates in US dollar value by regions
· Global home improvement retail industry annual trend (2006-2011) and forecast (2012-
2017)
· Porter’s Five Force analysis
· New product launch and M&A activity in the industry
· Quarterly demand trend (Q1 2010–Q4 2011) and forecast analysis (Q1 2012–Q4 2012)
for global home improvement retail industry
· Gross and net profit trends in the global home improvement retail industry
· Cost structure trends in the global home improvement retail industry as well as by region

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
5. Industry Trends
6. Industry Forecasts
7. Emerging Trends
8. Conclusions

List of Figures
CHAPTER 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
CHAPTER 5. Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global home improvement retail industry annual trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.2: Global home improvement retail industry regional trend: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.3: Global home improvement retail industry regional trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global home improvement retail industry quarterly trend 2010-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.5: Global home improvement retail industry profitability trend 2006-11
Figure 5.6: Global home improvement retail industry revenue per employee Trend 2006-
11
Figure 5.7: Cost structure of global home improvement retail industry 2006-11
Figure 5.8: Cost structure in North American home improvement retail industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.9: Cost structure in European home improvement retail industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.10: Cost structure in Asia Pacific home improvement retail industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.11: Top 5 companies vs. home improvement retail industry gross profit and net
profit analysis: 2011(e)
Figure 5.12: Cash on hand for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.13: Cash on hand for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.14: Asset for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.15: Assets for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.16: Debt for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.17: Debt for global home improvement retail industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.18: Market shares of top players in global home improvement retail industry in
2006
Figure 5.19: Market shares of top players in global home improvement retail industry in
2011(e)
Figure 5.20: Global home improvement retail industry 2006 market share analysis
Figure 5.21: Global home improvement retail industry 2011(e) market share analysis
CHAPTER.6 Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1: Global home improvement retail industry annual forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.2: Global home improvement retail industry quarterly forecast 2011-12 (US $B)
Figure 6.3: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11: Global home improvement retail industry regional forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12: Global home improvement retail industry regional forecast 2012-17 (%)
CHAPTER 7. Emerging Trends
Figure 7.1: Global home improvement retail industry opportunity by region

List of Tables
CHAPTER 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global home improvement retail industry
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region
CHAPTER 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Regional revenue growth rate
Table 5.2: Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total asset
Table 5.5: Percentage change in total debt
Table 5.6: Key companies by revenue growth
Table 5.7: Key companies by revenue decline
CHAPTER 6. Industry Forecasts
Table 6.1: Global home improvement retail forecast growth rate

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