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Review of the UK Domestic Furniture Industry - 2016 Edition

  • ID: 3621086
  • February 2016
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 70 pages
  • Business and Research Associates
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airsprung Group plc
  • DFS Furniture Co Ltd
  • Gower Furniture Ltd
  • Howden Joinery Group plc
  • Magnet Ltd
  • Nobia Holdings UK Ltd
  • MORE

Since the early 1970s a team of consultants have carried out a series of comprehensive investigations into the UK furniture industry. The ensuing multi-client reports have been well received by UK manufacturers and suppliers and by overseas firms interested in assessing the potential of this market as an outlet for their products.

The difficult trading circumstances prevailing at the present time in the UK furniture market and the changing structure of the furniture industry make it hazardous for firms engaged in the manufacture and supply of furniture to the home market to plan future marketing strategy, to determine their production requirements or to assess their long term capital investment programmes with any degree of certainty. In addition, although the amount of available market research data has grown in recent years, there is still a noticeable lack of quantitative and qualitative information on many aspects of the domestic furniture market.

In recent months several enquiries have been received relating to the provision of up to date information on the domestic furniture market. Accordingly, the author carried out a full scale review of this important market. READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airsprung Group plc
  • DFS Furniture Co Ltd
  • Gower Furniture Ltd
  • Howden Joinery Group plc
  • Magnet Ltd
  • Nobia Holdings UK Ltd
  • MORE

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the research
1.2 Terms of reference
1.3 Methodology
1.4 Research parameters

2. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

3. THE UK ECONOMY
3.1 General economic appraisal
3.2 Consumers’ expenditure on furniture and furnishings
3.3 Housing construction
3.4 Conclusions

4. MARKET SIZE AND STRUCTURE
4.1 Total market size
4.2 Product sector analysis
4.3 The market by product type
4.4 Geographical distribution of the market
4.5 The market by distribution outlet

5. THE THREAT FROM IMPORTED FURNITURE
5.1 Analysis of import penetration

6. ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION
6.1 Direct advertising
6.2 Exhibitions and display
6.3 Sales promotion

7. MAJOR MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS
7.1 The market leaders
7.2 Other important manufacturers

8. THE FUTURE FOR DOMESTIC FURNITURE
8.1 The outlook for the UK economy
8.2 Market forecasts

APPENDICES
I Boundaries of the Standard Regions
II Summary of interviews carried out
III Definitions of product groups within the domestic furniture industry

DETAILS OF TABLES AND CHARTS PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT
Chart 1 - Total sales of domestic furniture
Chart 2 - Share of total sales by product group
Chart 3 - Share of total sales of kitchen furniture by distribution outlet
Chart 4 - Share of total sales of upholstered furniture by distribution outlet
Chart 5 - Share of total sales of domestic furniture by distribution outlet
Chart 6 - Total imports and exports of domestic furniture
Table 1 - Annual change in gross disposable income in the UK and the personal savings ratio
Table 2 - Household final consumption expenditure in the UK
Table 3 - Household expenditure on furniture and furnishings
Table 4 - Total permanent dwellings completed in Great Britain by sector
Table 5 - Total sales of domestic furniture
Table 6 - Total sales of domestic furniture by product group
Table 7 - Share of total sales of domestic furniture held by product group
Table 8 - Total sales of domestic furniture by selected product type
Table 9 - Total sales of domestic furniture by selected product type
Table 10 - Geographical location of dwellings in the UK and the location of sales of domestic furniture
Table 11 - Total sales of kitchen furniture by distribution outlet
Table 12 - Total sales of upholstered furniture by distribution outlet
Table 13 - Total sales of domestic furniture by distribution outlet
Table 14 - Total imports and exports of domestic furniture
Table 15 - Total imports and exports of domestic furniture by product group
Table 16 - Rate of import penetration by furniture sector
Table 17 - Total direct advertising expenditure by manufacturers in the domestic furniture industry
Table 18 - Direct advertising expenditure by manufacturers compared with total sales of domestic furniture
Table 19 - Proportion of total direct advertising expenditure allocated to individual product groups
Table 20 - Forecasts by the BoE
Table 21 - Estimated future size of the UK domestic furniture market
Table 22 - Estimated future size of the UK domestic furniture market by product

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- Airsprung Group plc
- DFS Furniture Co Ltd
- Gower Furniture Ltd
- Howden Joinery Group plc
- Magnet Ltd
- Moores Furniture Group Ltd
- Nobia Holdings UK Ltd
- Rixonway Kitchens Ltd
- Silentnight Group Ltd
- Sofa Brands International Ltd
- Steinhoff UK Holdings Ltd
- The Symphony Group plc
- Westbridge Furniture Designs Ltd
- Wren Living Ltd

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