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Home Furnishings - Global Outlook

  • Published: January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 197 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The global outlook series on Home Furnishings provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report provides a bird’s eye view of the home furnishing industry, the fundamentals underlying the industry’s behavior, and actionable insights into select categories of home improvement products i.e. Ceramic Tiles, Architectural Coatings, Rugs and Carpets, Wall Coverings, Wood Panel, Furniture and Fixture, Wall Carpet, and Laminate Floorings. Annotated with 39 information rich tables, the US market is extensively investigated with discussion in this section elaborated with data tables which capture retailing statistics, consumer spending, product sales in each identified segment, sales of leading retailers, and advertising spending/trends, among others parameters.

The US market discussion helps the reader single out noteworthy trends in product market verticals such as, Shower Curtains, Bath Accessory, Ceramic Tiles, Home Improvement Products, Upholstered Furniture, Houseware Products, Plastic Cutlery, Sink Sets/Cutlery Trays, Kitchen Tools and Gadgets, and Kitchen Textiles, among others. Other markets briefly READ MORE >

HOME FURNISHINGS

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. GLOBAL OVERVIEW 1
Home Furnishings Industry 1
Key Global Statistics 2
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Home Furnishings for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of the World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2010
through 2015 2

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Home Furnishings Market
by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin
American and Rest of the World Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 3

Table 3: Global Home Furnishings Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Segment - Durable House Furnishing

Semi-Durable House Furnishing
China Glassware, Tableware and
Utensils
and Small Electric Appliances 3
Better and Bigger Homes 4
Improving Older Homes 4
Home Owners - Expenditure on Home Goods 4
Highly Competitive Home Furnishing Market 4
Home Improvement Products 5
Ceramic Tiles Market 5
Stone Tile: Imitating Nature 6
Architectural Coatings Market 6
Rugs and Carpets Market 6
Table 4: World Market for Carpets (Wall-To- Wall) by
Geographic Region (2010) - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets 7
Bright and Whimsical Patterns - The Latest Trends 7
Kids Rugs - Emerging Lucrative Business 7
Holiday-Themed Rugs - Smooth Sailing in Troubled Waters 8
Potential Threats 8
Trends and Issues 8
Retail Sector Dynamics Characterize the Home Furnishing Sector 8
Globalization Catches Up with the Supply and Procurement of
Home Furnishing Products 8
Table 5: World Leading Curtain/Drapery Manufacturers (2010):
Value Sales in US$ Million for S.Lichtenberg, CHF
Industries, Ellery Homestyles, Croscill, and Springs Global 9
Retailing Sector Dynamics Fuel Home Furnishing Market 9
Home Accent Segment: Retailers Rule the Roost 9
Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings: Organic is the New Mantra 10
Recent Lighting Trends 10
Product Category - Specific Trends 10
Bath Accessories: Manufacturers Look Beyond Resins 10
Demand for Standalones 10
Emerging Preferences in Bathroom Furnishings 11
Shifting Consumer Preference for Cotton- Blended Rugs Drives
up the Bath Rugs Sector 11
Table 6: World Leading Bath Rug Manufacturers (2010): Value
Sales in US$ Million for Mohawk Home, Maples Rugs, Shaw
Living, Springs Global, and Faze Three Ltd. 11
Rise in Bath Towels Imports 12
Mattress Pads: Comfort and Functionality Top It 12
Sales of Blankets to Rise in Near Future 12
Conventional Quilts Might Need to Call It Quits 12
Rugs to Riches 12
Sheets & Pillowcases Under Pressure 12
Sleep Pillows: Demand for Down and Feather Up 13
Table Linen: Designer Brands and Coordinated Products Turn
the Tables 13
Shower Curtains: A Flurry of Importing Activity 13
Imports Dominate the Retail Market for Decorative Pillows 13
Wall Coverings Market 13
Innovation Adds Color to Paints Landscape 13
Digital Printing to Resuscitate Wall Paper Market 14
Faux Finishes Hold Promise 14
A Cyclical Trend 14
Designers - Success Determining Factor 15
Environmental Concerns - Side Effects 15
Wood Panel Industry 15
Increasing Consumption of Panels in Manufactured Products 15
Industrial Use of Wood Panels to Post Above Average Gains 16
Construction Applications to Witness Steady Growth 16
Oriented Strand Board Replaces Plywood in Several Applications 16
Higher Use of Medium-Density Fibreboard in Construction and
Manufacturing Segments 16
Growing Popularity of MDF Backed by Technological Advancements 16
Key Furniture Trading Markets 16
The Latest Fads 17
The Upholstered Furniture Market 18
The Wall Carpet Industry 18
The Carpet Market 18
A Cyclical Market 19
Emerging Mattress Industry 19
Distribution Network 19
Specialty Retailers 19
Top Specialty Retailers 20
Eco-friendly Flooring Gaining Ground 20
Laminate Flooring Market 21
Table 7: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
UK, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Square Meters for Years 2010 through 2015 22

2. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 23

3. PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 42

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 53

1. THE UNITED STATES 53
Table 8: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bed
and Bath Furnishings by Product Segment - Bed Furnishings and
Bath Furnishings Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 53

Table 9: The US 6-Year Perspective for Bed and Bath
Furnishings by Product Segment - Bed Furnishings and Bath
Furnishings for Years 2010 & 2015 54
US Home Fashion Market 54
US Home Furnishing Market 54
Table 10: Home Furnishings Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Category - Furniture,
Lighting, Housewares, Tabletop, Textiles, Major Appliances,
Rugs, and Framed Art and Mirrors 55
Key Players 55
Kitchen Takes Center Stage along with Small Appliances 56
Organic Fiber Furnishing Rising in Demand 56
Wall Décor 56
Table 11: Wall Décor Market in the US (2006 - A Perspective
Builder): Sales in US$ Million by State - California, Texas,
New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan,
and Others 56
Curtains and Draperies 57
Exports 57
Retailers and Strategies in the Past 57
Table 12: Leading Shower Curtain Manufacturers in the US
(2010): Value Sales in US$ Million for Maytex Mills, Ex-Cell
Home, Allure Home Creation, Creative Bath Products, and
Springs Global 58

Table 13: The US Market for Shower Curtains by Retail
Channel (A Historic Review) - Department Store, Mass
Merchants, Specialty Stores, Catalogs, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 58

Table 14: The US Shower Curtains Market (2004 & 2008- A
Historic Review): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by
Retail Channel - Department Store, Mass Merchants, Specialty
Store, Catalogs, and Others 59
Bath Accessory Market 60
Table 15: US Market for Bath Accessories by Distribution
Channel A Historic Review) - Department Store, Mass
Merchants, Specialty Store, Catalogs, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 60
US Magazine Advertising Market 60
US Market for Ceramic Tiles - An Overview 61
Table 16: US Market for Kaolin by Category (A Historic
Review) - Fiberglass (Mineral Wool), Ceramic-Related Exports,
Sanitaryware, Floor and Wall Tile, Fine China and Dinnerware,
Pottery, Electrical Porcelain, and Miscellaneous Ceramic
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 61
US Market for Home Improvement Products - An Overview 62
Table 17: US Market for Housewares at Home Improvement
Outlets ( A Historic Perspective Builder) - Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 62
Cocooning: Boosting Home Improvement Products Market 63
US Market for Wall Coverings 63
Wallpapers - Kids Become the New Targets 63
Designers’ Names Overtake Brand Equity 63
Digital Printing - The New Age Solution 63
Specialty Coats: Order of the Day 64
Interior Architectural Paints - Market Trends 64
Alternative Paint Technologies Gain Ground 64
US Market for Wood Panels 65
Healthy Growth Prospects for Wood Panels 65
Rising Demand for OSB and MDF 65
OSB: A Key Alternative to Softwood Plywood 65
US Market for Furniture and Fixtures 65
Factors Influencing Growth 65
Upholstered Furniture 66
Table 18: US Market for Upholstered Retail Furniture by
Distribution Channel ( A Historic Review)-Furniture Store
and Chains, Department Store, Specialty Store, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 66

Table 19: US Upholstered Furniture Retail Market (2004 &
2008 - A Historic Review): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales by Distribution Channel - Furniture Store & Chains,
Department Store, Specialty Store, and Others 67
Market Trends 67
Online Furniture Market Trend 67
Table 20: US Market for Furniture and Houseware through
Internet ( A Historic Perspective Builder): Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 68
Prevailing Trends in Kids’ Furniture Market 68
US Market for Carpets and Rugs 68
Table 21: US Carpets Market by Leading Players (2010):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu,
Interface, Dixie Group, and Others 68
Trends in the Carpet Market 69
Rugs - Market Trends 69
Felt Tile and Carpets - Market Trends 70
US Market for Houseware Products 70
Table 22: US Market for Houseware Products by Type (A
Historic Review) - Cooking, Accessories
Plasticware Storage

Picture Frames, Art
Giftware
Major Appliances
and
Miscellaneous Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2003 through 2008 70

Table 23: Houseware Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Select Retail Venue - Discount Store/
Supercenters, Specialty Store, Department Store,
Supermarkets, and Drug Store 71

Table 24: Houseware Products Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Type - Dinnerware, Cookware,
Bakeware and Microwaveware, Flatware, Beverageware, and
Others 71

Table 25: US Kitchen Textiles Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share for Kitchen Towels,
Potholders/mitts, Dishcloths, Chair pads, and Aprons 71

Table 26: US Market for Kitchen Tools and Gadgets by
Distribution Channel (2003 through 2008 - A Historic Review)
- Department Stores, Mass Merchants, Supermarkets and
Drugstores, Specialty Stores, Catalogs, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million 72

Table 27: Kitchen Textiles Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel -
Discount Department Stores, Home Textiles Specialty Chains,
Mid-Price Chains, Off-Price Chains, Variety/ Closeout,
Warehouse Clubs, Single Unit Specialty Stores, Department
Stores, Direct-to-Consumer, and Others 73

Table 28: Kitchen Linen Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel - Discount
Department Stores, Home Textiles Specialty Chains, Mid-Price
Chains, Off-Price Chains, Department Stores,
Direct-to-Consumer, Single Unit Specialty Stores, Variety/
Closeout, Warehouse Clubs, and Others 73
Plastic Cutlery Market 74
Table 29: US Plastic Cutlery Market by Category (2003
through 2008 - A Past Perspective)- Branded and Private
Label through Food, Drug, and Mass Merchandise Stores
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million 74
Sink Sets/Cutlery Trays 74
Table 30: US Market for Sink Sets/Cutlery Trays by Category
(2003 through 2008 - A Historic Review) - Private Label and
Others through Supermarket, Drug, and Mass Merchandise
Stores Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million 75

Table 31: US Market for Sink Sets/Cutlery by Category (2003
through 2008 - A Historic Review) - Private Label and Others
through Supermarket, Drug, and Mass Merchandise Stores
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units 75
Tabletop Products 76
Table 32: US Market for Plastic Tabletop Products by
Distribution Channel (2003 through 2008 - A Historic Past
Perspective) - Mass Merchants, Specialty Stores, and
Department Stores Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million 76

Table 33: US Market for Tabletop Furnishing by Distribution
Channel (2003 through 2008 - A Historic Review)- Mass
Merchants, Department Store/Chains, Specialty Store,
Catalogs, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion 77
Tabletop Sectors 78
Table 34: US Market for Plastic Tabletop Products by Segment
(2003 through 2008 - A Past Perspective) - Beverageware, and
Dinnerware Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million 78
Retailers 78

2. CANADA 79
Wall Coverings Market 79
Furniture and Fixture Market 79
Growth Drivers 79

3. JAPAN 81
Home Improvement Industry - An Overview 81
Wall Coverings Industry 81
Wall Paper Market 81
Distribution System in Japanese Wallpaper Market 81
Wood Panel Industry 82
Trend Towards Western and Semi-Western Housing Construction 82
Residential Housing 82
Ceramic Tiles 82
Carpets 82

4. EUROPE 83
Market Analytics 83
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Furnishings Market by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2015 83

Table 36: European 5-Year Perspective for Home Furnishings
Market by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe Markets
for Years 2011 & 2015 84
European Market for Wall Coverings 84
Laminate Flooring Registers Impressive Growth 85
Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2015 85
European Market for Furniture and Fixtures 86
Furniture Market - A Brief Study 86
Furniture and Fixture Market - Market Characteristics 86
Demand Forces 86

4a. FRANCE 88
Joinery Market: Changing Preference 88
Wood Frame Housing 88
Wood Floor Industry 88
Furniture Sector 88

4b. GERMANY 89
Ceramic Tile Market 89
Furniture and Fixtures Market 89
Table 38: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bed and Bath Furnishings by Product Segment - Bed Furnishings
and Bath Furnishings Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 89

4c. ITALY 90
Italian Ceramic Tiles Market: An Overview 90
Vitrified Stoneware Market 90
Furniture and Fixtures Market 90

4d. RUSSIA 91
Building Materials Market: An Overview 91
Imports of Home Improvement Products 91
Furniture Industry 91
Furniture and Fixtures - Market Trends 91
Russian Wall Coverings Market 92
Wallpaper, Ceramic Tiles, and Paints - The Finishing Products 92
Competitive Scenario 92

4e. SPAIN 93
Ceramic Tile Market 93
Structure of Spain’s Ceramic Tiles Industry 93

4f. UNITED KINGDOM 94
Sector Overview: Home Furnishings 94
Home Improvement Products Market Overview 94
Furniture and Fixtures Market 94
Factors Influencing UK Market for Furniture and Fixture 94
Market Trends 95
Multiple Furnishing Centers Gain Favor 95
Upholstered Furniture Market Witnesses Liquidation of
Companies in the Recent Past 95
Market for Wall Coverings 95
Consolidation Trends 95
Market Drivers 96
Trends in the Tiles Sector 96
Carpets Market 96

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 97
Furniture and Fixtures Market 97

5a. AUSTRALIA 98
Changing Consumer Perceptions and Needs 98
Australian Market for Home Improvement Products 98
Distribution Channels 98
Table 39: Gardening Products Market in Australia (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel -
Landscapers, Retail Nursery, Garden Suppliers, Hardware
Stores, Garden Services, Discount Department Stores,
Supermarkets, and Others 98
Furniture and Fixture Market 99
Ceramic Sanitary Market - An Overview 99

5b. CHINA 100
Ceramic Tiles Industry 100
Chinese Market for Home improvement Products 100
Housing Reforms: A Boon to the Industry 100
New Fads in the Chinese Home Furnishings Market 100
Chinese Wall Coverings Market 100
Factors Influencing Growth 100
Interior Décor Market - Consumption Patterns 101
The Ceramics Scenario 101
Wallpaper - Regaining Foothold 101
Furniture Market in China 101
Growth Influencing Factors 101
Furniture - An Emerging Market in China 102
Demand Growth Factors 102

5c. INDIA 104
Home Furnishing Sector on Growth Path 104
Latest Trends in Indian Home Furnishings 104
Home Furnishings Enter the Brand Way 104
Ceramic Tiles Industry 105
Architectural Paint Market 105
Consolidation Trends 105
Furniture Market 105

6. LATIN AMERICA 106
Home Improvement Products Market 106

6a. ARGENTINA 106
Home Furnishing Market 106

6b. BRAZIL 107
Furniture Market 107
Home Textiles Market 107

7. MIDDLE EAST 107
Furniture Market 107

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