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Beds, Bedrooms and Upholstered Furniture Market Assessment

  • ID: 3497
  • January 2000
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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This report specifically reviews developments in the markets for upholstered furniture, beds and bedroom furniture. It covers furniture designed for use in the home and excludes garden furniture and contract furniture (hotels, leisure, offices, hospitals, etc.).

Within Market Assessment's definition, the UK market was estimated to be worth £3.23bn at rsp in 1999. Whilst this was an increase of 14% on 1996, suggesting signs of recovery in the market, growth remains relatively subdued in real terms. However, sales development in the second half of 1999 and early 2000 has accelerated as consumer confidence and spending levels have increased.

In terms of this market, consumers aged below 19 and over 70 can usually be disregarded, since these groups are not major buyers of furniture. The remaining 37.4 million consumers are all potential purchasers of bedroom furniture. Currently, the largest group is the 30 to 39 age range, followed by the 20 to 29 year-olds and the 40 to 49 year-olds. Obviously, different age groups will buy different types of bedroom furniture throughout their purchasing lives and will generally `trade up' to better-quality products as they mature. READ MORE >

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