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Review of the UK Domestic Furniture Industry 2013

  • Published: September 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 79 Pages
  • Business and Research Associates

Since the early 1970s these 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. The READ 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 Introduction

4.2 Past and present market size

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 - Total sales of kitchen furniture by distribution outlet

Chart 4 - Total sales of upholstered furniture by distribution outlet

Chart 5 - 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 number of permanent dwellings completed in the UK by sector

Table 5 - Comparison of furniture sales in terms of Retail and Manufacturers' Selling Prices

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 - Indices of domestic furniture sales and producer prices for selected product groups

Table 9 - Indices of domestic furniture sales and producer prices for selected product groups

Table 10 - Total sales of domestic furniture by selected product type

Table 11 - Total sales of domestic furniture by selected product type

Table 12 - Geographical location of dwellings in the UK and the location of sales of domestic furniture

Table 13 - Total sales of kitchen furniture by distribution outlet

Table 14 - Total sales of upholstered furniture by distribution outlet

Table 15 - Total sales of domestic furniture by distribution outlet

Table 16 - Total imports and exports of domestic furniture

Table 17 - Total imports and exports of domestic furniture by product group

Table 18 - Rate of import penetration by furniture sector

Table 19 - Total direct advertising expenditure by manufacturers in the domestic furniture industry

Table 20 - Direct advertising expenditure by manufacturers compared with total sales of domestic furniture

Table 21 - Proportion of total direct advertising expenditure allocated to individual product groups

Table 22 - Forecasts by the BoE

Table 23 - Estimated future size of the UK domestic furniture market

Table 24 - Estimated future size of the UK domestic furniture market by product group

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