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Global Furniture and Fixtures Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Furniture and Fixtures provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird’s eye view of the furniture industry, highlighting the fundamentals underlying the industry’s growth and actionable insights into major categories of Furniture and Fixtures i.e. living room furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, dining room furniture, bathroom furniture, garden furniture, and office furniture. The report is annotated with information rich tables carrying statistical relevance to both historic as well as current market landscape. Markets briefly abstracted to offer the reader a prelude to regional level dynamics include the US, Canada, Japan, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, among others. The reader stands to gain macro-level insights into recent industry activities such as new product launches, mergers & acquisitions and other noteworthy strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 1330 companies worldwide.

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Global Furniture and Fixtures Industry



1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Furniture Industry: Facts in Perspective 1
Luxury Furniture Industry Target Emerging Markets 1
Innovative Furniture Products for All Age Groups 2
Key Global Statistics: 3
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Furniture and Fixtures by Geographic Region - North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 3

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Furniture and Fixtures
Market by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan) and Latin American Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 4

Table 3: World Market for Household Furniture and Fixtures
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product
Segment - Living Room Furniture, Bedroom Furniture, Kitchen
Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Bathroom Furniture, and
Garden Furniture 5
Production 5
Table 4: World Furniture Production by Country (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Value for China, US,
Italy, Germany, Japan, France, and Others 5
Segmental Overview 6
Living Room Furniture 6
Latest Trends in Living Room Furniture 6
Bedroom Furniture 6
Market Overview 6
Market Trends 6
Manufacturers Combine Wood and Metal to Design Modern
Bedroom Furniture 6
Black and White: the Timeless Combination 7
Infant Furniture: The First Market Expected to Recover Post
Slowdown 7
Hospitality Industry Emerges to be a Key Consumer Group for
Luxury Bedding Products 8
Bedding Colors and Patterns Play Important Role in
Attracting Sales 8
Now, Luxury Beds for Wealthy Owners' Pets 8
Kitchen Furniture 9
Market Overview 9
Kitchen Backsplashes: From Functional to Feel Good 9
Key Statistics: 10
Table 5: World Kitchen Furniture and Fixtures Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region 10
Dining Room Furniture 10
Dining Room Furniture Offered in Exotic Designs 10
Key Statistics: 11
Table 6: World Dining Room Furniture and Fixtures Market by
Geographic Region (2011) - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets 11
Bathroom Furniture 11
Bathrooms Are The Place For Coordinated and Elegant Fixtures 11
Key Statistics: 12
Table 7: World Bathroom Furniture and Fixtures Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region 12
Garden Furniture 12
Market Overview 12
Raw Materials 12
Office Furniture 13
Manufacturers Offer Ergonomic Furniture Designs for Cozy Work
Environment 13
Office Furniture Industry Develops Unique Sustainability
Standards 14

2. MARKET TRENDS and ISSUES 15
Going Natural - The Latest Fad 15
Cocooning Lifestyle to Kindle Furniture Industry 15
Consumers' Tastes Shift Towards Casual Luxury Lifestyle 15
Alternatives on the Rise 16
Entertainment Furniture Market Shows Growth Potential 16
Going Green! 17
Multi Functional Designs Dominate Contemporary Furniture 17
Global Lighting Fixtures Market: A Bright Future 18
Growing Significance of e-Commerce 18
Recycled Office Furniture: A New Lease of Life to Worn Out
Furniture 18
Furniture Renting: The Smarter Way Out 19
Baby Furniture: Innovation is the Name of the Game 19
Mitigating the Threat of Second Hand Products 20
Infant Furniture and Mobility Products: A Necessity 21
Challenges to Market 21
Negative Publicity Over Formaldehyde Emissions Puts the
Market into a Tizzy 21

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 22

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS 33


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 42

1. THE UNITED STATES 42
Impact of Recession 42
Key Market Trends 43
Changing Consumer Behavior 43
Working-from-Home Lifestyle Drives Growth for Innovative
Furniture 43
High Costs Compel Manufacturers to Shift Production Base to Asia 43
Industry Players 43
Table 8: Leading Furniture Makers in the United States
(2010): Sales in US$ Billions for Steelcase, Ashley, Masco,
Herman Miller, Andersen, Haworth, HNI, and Others 44
Segmental Overview 44
Residential Furniture Market 44
Factors Influencing Growth 44
Office Furniture Market 45
Market Overview 45
Table 9: US Office Furniture Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production by Product Category 45
Children/Juvenile Furniture Market 46
Kids Furniture Brings Relief to the Ailing Furniture Market 46
Demographic Factors 46
Key Market Trends 46
Urban Parents: A Primer Driver 46
Product Features: A Bait to Catch Young Mothers 47
Cheaper Products On the Roll 47
Design Craze Gets Underway 48
Competitive Scenario 48
A Peek into What the Manufacturers Are Upto 48
Key Distribution Channels 49
Furniture Stores 49
Lifestyle Furniture Outlets 49
Discount Department Stores 49
Kids Specialists 49
Other Channels 50
Table 10: Leading Furniture Retail Companies in the US
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Outlets 50
Outdoor Furniture 50
Garden Furniture Market 50
Key Market Trends 51
Outdoor Living and Entertainment: A Leisure Trend of National
Proportions 51
Rediscovering the Great American Backyard 51
Garden Decor Market - Rejuvenating the Classy Look 52
Outdoor Living: An Evolutionary Trend in Lawn and Garden
Retailing 52
Shift Towards Economical, Value Added Products 53
Aging Population Represents Key Demographic 53
Where's the Competition? 53
Changing Styles of Modern Living Extend Cues to Where the
Market is Heading 54
Elegant Outdoor Furniture Moves In and Indoor Furniture Moves Out 54
Export-Import Statistics 55
Table 11: US Wood Furniture Imports (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - China,
Vietnam, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Indonesia, and Others 55

Table 12: US Furniture Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for
Canada, Mexico, Japan, UK, China, Saudi Arabia, and Others 55

Table 13: US Furniture Imports by Country of Origin (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for China,
Canada, Vietnam, Mexico, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Others 55

2. CANADA 56
Market Overview 56
Demographics 56
Growth Drivers 56
Key Challenges 57
Office Furniture Market 58
Export -Import Statistics 58
Table 14: Canadian Furniture Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for US,
UK, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Mexico, Bermuda, and Others 58

Table 15: Canadian Furniture Imports by Country of Origin
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for China,
US, Vietnam, Malaysia, Italy, Poland, Taiwan, and Others 58

3. JAPAN 59
The SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Furniture Market 59
Product Features 59
Distribution Channels 60
End User Analysis 60
Kitchen Furniture Market 60
Domestic Production 60
Product Requirements 60
End-Users 61
Fixtures Market 61
Garden Furniture Market 63
Export-Import Statistics 63
Table 16: Japanese Furniture Exports by Item (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for Metal
Furniture, Wooden Furniture, and Others 63

Table 17: Japanese Furniture Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for China,
US, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, and
Others 63

Table 18: Japanese Furniture Imports by Item (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for Wooden
Furniture, Metal Furniture, and Others 64

Table 19: Japanese Furniture Imports by Country of Origin
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for China,
Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Others 64

4. EUROPE 65
Market Overview 65
Increasing Importance of CAD and 3D Technologies 65
Capitalizing on Environment Friendly Designs 65
Strong Economic Tie-Ups 65
European Market Perspective 66
Table 20: Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Furniture and Fixtures by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 66

Table 21: Europe 5-Year Perspective for Furniture and
Fixtures Market by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 67

Table 22: EU Furniture Market by Country (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Domestic Production for Italy, Germany,
Spain, France, UK, Poland, and Others 67

Table 23: EU Furniture Market by Product (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Value for Kitchen,
Upholstered, Bedroom, Dining and Living, Non-Upholstered, and
Others 68
Environmental and Legal Issues 68
Health and Safety Guidelines for EU Furniture Sector 68
Impact of EU Environmental Directives on the Furniture Industry 69
Export andImport Scenario 69
Table 24: Leading Suppliers in the EU-27 Furniture Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for China,
Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Switzerland, and Others 70
Distribution System 70
Segmental Overview 71
Office Furniture 71
Home Office Furniture 71
Kitchen Furniture 72
Upholstered Furniture 72

4a. CZECH REPUBLIC 73
Overview 73

4b. DENMARK 74
Overview 74
Table 25: Furniture Market in Denmark (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production by Product Segment 74

Table 26: Furniture Exports in Denmark (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Value for Norway, Germany, Sweden,
France, UK, Netherlands, US, and Others 74

4c. FRANCE 75
Market Overview 75
Ready-to-Assemble Furniture 75
Office Furniture 75
Table 27: French Furniture Imports by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Exporting
Region - Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Others 75

Table 28: Leading Manufacturers in the French Furniture
Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Ikea,
Conforama, But, and Others 76

4d. GERMANY 77
Market Overview 77
Distribution System 77
Table 29: German Furniture Market by Distribution Channel
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales 77
Office Furniture Market 77
Garden Furniture Market 78
Role of Malaysian Exporters 78
Competitive Dynamics 78
Regulatory Environment 78
Export-Import Statistics 79
Table 30: German Furniture Imports by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Exporting
Region - Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Others 79

4e. ITALY 79
Market Overview 79

4f. NORWAY 80
Market Overview 80

4g. POLAND 81
Market Overview 81
Distribution Channels 81

4h. RUSSIA 82
Market Overview 82
Distribution 82

4i. SWEDEN 83
Market Overview 83

4j. SWITZERLAND 83
Market Overview 83

4k. THE NETHERLANDS 84
Market Overview 84

4l. UKRAINE 84
Market Overview 84

4m. UNITED KINGDOM 85
Market Overview 85
Segmental Overview 85
Household Furniture Market 85
Kitchen Furniture Market 86
Upholstered Furniture Market 86
Bedroom Furniture Market 87
Beddings Market 87
Office Furniture Market 87
Garden Furniture 88
Export-Import Statistics 88
Table 31: UK Furniture Imports by Region (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Value by Exporting Region - Asia,
Europe, Latin America, and Others 88

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 89
Asian Products Go International 89
Asia Garners a Huge Chunk of US Imports 89
Table 32: US Imports of Outdoor Furniture (2001, 2006 and
2011): Imports in US$ Million and Share of Asia-Pacific
Region in US Imports 90

5a. AUSTRALIA 91
Market Overview 91
Garden Products Market 91

5b. CHINA 92
Market Overview 92
China - No Longer a Preferred Manufacturing Hub 92
Overseas Furniture Companies Take Over Market Share 93
Export Market 93
Segmental Overview 94
Dining Room Furniture Market Continues to Escalate 94
Kitchen and Bathroom Furniture Market 94
Factors Contributing to the Growth of Furniture Sector 94
Housing Sector Reforms 94
Redecoration 95
Changing Concepts 95
Demographic and Income Factors 95
High Income Bracket 95
Medium Income Bracket 95
Marriageable Segment 96
Children's Segment 96
Senior Citizens 96

5c. HONG KONG 97
Market Overview 97
Distribution Scenario 97
Environmental Concerns 97
Market Trends 97

5d. INDIA 99
Market Overview 99
Residential Furniture Market 99
Cane Furniture 100

5e. INDONESIA 101
Market Overview 101
Market Restraints 101
Raw Materials Prices Rally Due to Severe Shortages 101
Smuggling Woes Worsen Indonesian Furniture Market 102
Key Market Drivers 102
Industry Embraces Creativity to Stay Afloat 102
High Demand for Classic Furniture 102

5f. KOREA 103
Market Overview 103
Competitive Scenario 103
Import Requirements 103
Distribution System 103

5g. MALAYSIA 104
Market Overview 104
An Export Hub 104
Market Share Statistics: 105
Table 33: Malaysian Furniture Export Market (2008):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Sales by Region - US,
Japan, Australia, Britain, Singapore, and Others 105

5h. NEW ZEALAND 106
Market Overview 106
Office Furniture 106

5i. SINGAPORE 107
Market Overview 107

5j. TAIWAN 108
Market Overview 108
Metal Furniture 108
Wooden Furniture 108

5k. THAILAND 109
Market Overview 109
Export Scenario 109
Steel Furniture Market 109

5l. THE PHILIPPINES 110
Market Overview 110

5m. VIETNAM 111
Market Overview 111
Wooden Furniture 111
Growing Focus on the US Furniture Market 111

6. MIDDLE EAST 112
Market Overview 112

6a. EGYPT 112

6b. ISRAEL 113

6c. KUWAIT 113

6d. SAUDI ARABIA 114
Royal Demand for Furniture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 114

6e. TURKEY 114

6f. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 115
Market Overview 115
End-User Study 115

7. LATIN AMERICA 116

7a. ARGENTINA 116

7b. BRAZIL 117
Market Overview 117
Brazil Eyes US Furniture Market 117
Entry Barriers 117
Table 34: Brazilian Furniture Market by Region (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption for Southeast,
Northeast, South, Midwest, and North 118

7c. CHILE 118

7d. MEXICO 119


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