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Furniture - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 338776
  • Report
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 834 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc


  • AFC System
  • Berco Designs
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • HNI Corporation
  • Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
  • Kokuyo Co., Ltd.

Global Furniture Market to Reach $616.7 Billion by 2026

With the COVID-19-induced shelter-in-place mandates keeping people within their homes, there is significant increase in demand for home goods including furniture through online platforms. Though many furniture retailers closed their stores, some received increased online orders. While stores remained closed, some retailers started offering curb-side pick-up or delivery to customers. Some others introduced online showrooms. For example, the virtual showroom introduced by BoConcept allows customers to view the items in the way they are styled in store, examine them closely, and even ask questions about the products. Online retailers such as Overstock.com and Wayfair are witnessing considerable increase in sales. While the early days of the pandemic witnessed huge increase in demand for home-office furniture, over the past few months, there is growing demand for outdoor furniture as well as indoor recreational products such as pool floats as people start planning to spend their summer holidays at home.

In the US, before COVID-19 outbreak, less than 15% of furniture sold in the US was through online stores. With a significant proportion of furniture supply closing down due to COVID-19, the online stores market has boomed, although the gains could be a temporary phenomenon until the stores reopen. For instance, Wayfair, an online furniture company, recorded a boom in business as consumers decorate or furnish home offices while being shut indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Almost the entire nation has shifted to remote learning or working from home as schools and offices remain shut to help contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Few consumers have sought standing desks or more comfortable chairs on online stores to spruce up home offices. The closure of almost all physical stores for the time being has greatly benefited the online furniture store Wayfair in meeting consumer demand. Consumers confined to their homes are also utilizing the free time available with them on decorating their homes. The e-commerce model of Wayfair is well suited to serve the practical needs of customers in the current challenging scenario.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Furniture estimated at US$464 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$616.7 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period. Wood, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 5.7% CAGR to reach US$233.8 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Metal segment is readjusted to a revised 5% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 20.9% share of the global Furniture market.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $105.2 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $101.7 Billion by 2026

The Furniture market in the U.S. is estimated at US$105.2 Billion in the year 2021. The country currently accounts for a 22.07% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$101.7 Billion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 6.3% through the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.1% and 4.2% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.7% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$108.3 Billion by the close of the analysis period.

The market will continue to be driven by the rapid pace of urbanization and growing real estate industry especially in developing countries. Growing investments in infrastructure and commercial development projects will further provide growth opportunities in the furniture market. The increasing number of modification and renovation projects in countries such as India, United States and China is another major market driver. Positive trade relations among several countries and policies by the governments such as relaxations in FDI have resulted in increasing number of multinational companies and technology parks. The surge in construction of offices, commercial complexes and residences is also poised to fuel furniture sales in the coming years. With rising discretionary income, consumer`s preference for western furniture is also increasing in developing countries. The middle and upper-middle range furniture has also witnessed growth over the years. Asia-Pacific region is projected to be a major growth driver in the global furniture and fixtures market in coming years. The region is likely to become the hub of production as several large manufacturers from developed countries are establishing operations to source furniture manufacturing. Primary factors driving the shift of production bases to Asia-pacific include low cost advantage in terms of production, labor, and skilled workforce. China presents a huge customer base and a booming economy for rapid market growth. Other major countries with significant market potential include Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Malaysia.

Plastic Segment to Reach $102 Billion by 2026

In the global Plastic segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 4.2% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$55.2 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$73.5 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$21.8 Billion by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 5.4% CAGR through the analysis period.

Select Competitors (Total 594 Featured) -

  • AFC System
  • Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
  • Berco Designs
  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • HNI Corporation
  • Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
  • Kimball International, Inc.
  • Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
  • Okamura Corporation
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  • AFC System
  • Berco Designs
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • HNI Corporation
  • Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
  • Kokuyo Co., Ltd.


  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession
  • 2020 Marked as a Year of Disruption & Transformation
  • Exhibit 1: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2020 through 2022
  • As COVID-19 Pandemic Affects the World, Non-Essential Furniture Sales Take a Hit
  • Trend towards WFM Model Impacts Sales of Office Furniture
  • Exhibit 2: Companies Make a Shift Towards Remote Working Mandated by COVID-19 Outbreak, Affecting Sales of Office Furniture: WFM Employees as a % of the Total Workforce 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • While Store Sales Decline, Online Furniture Sales Report Growth
  • Post Pandemic Strategies for Furniture Manufacturers
  • Furniture: Product Profile
  • Furniture Market by Material
  • Furniture Market by End-Use
  • Global Market Prospects & Outlook
  • Wood Leads the Furniture Market by Material
  • Home Furniture Leads, Corporate Needs to Drive Growth in Office Furniture Market
  • Online Sales Continue to Gain Traction in Furniture Market
  • Developing Economies Poised to Drive Long-term Growth
  • Production Scenario
  • Exhibit 3: Major Furniture Manufacturing Countries Worldwide: 2020E
  • Exhibit 4: Global Furniture Market: Breakdown of Export Value (in %) by Country for 2020
  • Exhibit 5: Global Furniture Market: Breakdown of Import Value (in %) by Country for 2020
  • Competition
  • World Brands
  • Recent Market Activity


  • Notable Trends Influencing Growth Outlook in the Furniture Market
  • Technology Trends Influencing Growth of Furniture Industry
  • 3D Modelling & Visualization Adds New Capabilities in Furniture Design
  • Tech-Enabled Smart Furniture Comes to the Fore
  • Growing Popularity of Eco-Friendly Furniture
  • Rising Obesity Levels Drive the Need for Larger Furniture
  • Exhibit 6: Obesity Prevalence Rate (%) in Select Countries for the Years 2019 and 2030P
  • Exhibit 7: Average Per Capita Annual Health Expenditure (In US$) due to Obesity
  • Restaurants Look to Accommodate Obese Customers
  • Plus-Sized Furniture for Addressing Needs of Overweight People
  • Rise in Demand for Multi-Functional Furniture for Homes and Flexible Workspaces
  • Select Types of Multipurpose Furniture for Space Constrained Homes
  • Changing Trends in the Choice of Materials Used in Furniture
  • Increasing Trend Towards Smart Homes Drives Demand for Smart Furniture
  • Exhibit 8: Smart Home Penetration Rate (%) by Region/Country: 2020
  • Exhibit 9: Global Smart Home Penetration Rate (%): 2017-2025
  • A Review of Select Smart Furniture Products
  • Challenges Facing Smart Furniture Manufacturers
  • Pre-assembled or Ready-to-assemble (RTA) Furniture Gets Popular
  • Office Furniture Market Facing Challenging Times Amidst the Pandemic
  • Multifunctional and Personalized Office Furniture to Drive Market Gains
  • Eco-Friendly Office Furniture Find Favor
  • Private Sector Drives Growth in Office Furniture Market
  • Infrastructure Transformation in Emerging Economies: Potential for Growth
  • Office Furniture Design Trends in the Post-COVID Era
  • Varied Designs for Different Customers' Needs
  • Advent of Innovative and Inexpensive Furniture
  • Low Imports in Developed Countries Affect Market Development
  • Online Sales of Office Furniture Gather Pace
  • Exhibit 10: Global Office Furniture Market by Distribution Channel (in %) for 2020
  • Fierce competition in the Office Furniture Market
  • Home Furniture Market: Stable Growth Ahead
  • Wooden Furniture Continue to Hold Prominence among Customers
  • Plastic Furniture: Lightweight and Low Cost Attributes Propel Sales
  • Exhibit 11: Plastic Furniture Market Worldwide by End-Use (in %) for 2020E
  • Exhibit 12: Plastic Furniture Market Worldwide by Distribution Channel (in %) for 2020E
  • Customers Exhibit Inclination towards Recycled Plastic Furniture
  • Need for High-End Goods to Foster Demand for Luxury Furniture
  • Exhibit 13: Luxury Furniture Market by Material Type (in %) for 2020
  • Luxury Furniture Sales Hit Hard by the Pandemic
  • Transforming Luxury Furniture Designs: A Review
  • Folding Furniture Sales Benefit from the Growing Needs of Constrained Spaces
  • Outdoor Furniture Continues Gain Momentum
  • Branded Furniture Finds Favor
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Healthcare Industry Creates Strong Demand for Aesthetic and Ergonomically Designed Furniture Post-Pandemic
  • DTC (Direct To Consumer) Channel Gains Popularity in Furniture Market
  • Benefits of DTC model in Furniture Brand Businesses
  • Marketing DTC Furniture
  • Digital Sales of Furniture Products Gain Traction Worldwide
  • e-Commerce Platforms Boost Sales of Furniture
  • Exhibit 14: Global e-Commerce Market Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • B2B E-Commerce Driving Growth in Furniture Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Noteworthy E-commerce Trends in Furniture & Furnishings Marketplace
  • Manufacturers and Retailers Focus on Enhancing Personalized Experiences for Customers
  • Product Customization: A Win-Win Approach
  • Ergonomic Furniture Gains Spotlight in Offices and Educational Institutions
  • Augmented Reality Emerges as a Viable Marketing Tool
  • Millennials Emerge as an Important Demographic for Furniture Retailers and Brands
  • Exhibit 15: Global Millennials Population Spread by Region: 2019
  • Exhibit 16: Millennial Population as a Percentage (%) of Total Population in Select Countries: 2019
  • Marketing Strategies for Millennials
  • Decline in Hospitality Industry Hits Furniture Sales
  • Exhibit 17: Global Hotels and Hospitality Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Exhibit 18: COVID-19 Impact on Travel & Tourism Industry: Growth Rate (%) of Industry Revenues in Select Countries for 2020 Vs 2019
  • Residential and Commercial Construction Trends Influence Furniture Sales
  • Exhibit 19: Global Construction Reset & Trajectory: Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Macro Drivers and Demographic Trends Influence Market Prospects
  • Expanding Global Population
  • Exhibit 20: World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, and 2100
  • Urbanization Trend
  • Exhibit 21: World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P
  • Exhibit 22: Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 1950, 1970, 1990, 2018, 2030 and 2050
  • Burgeoning Middle Class Population
  • Exhibit 23: Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
  • Exhibit 24: Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030



  • The United states: Major Market for Furniture
  • COVID-19 Crisis Derails Momentum in the US Furniture Market
  • Vendors Take Proactive Measure to Contain Business Losses
  • Home Furniture Market in the US
  • Office Furniture Market Remains Subdued Amidst the Pandemic
  • Exhibit 25: US Office Furniture Market by Product (in %) for 2020
  • Real Estate Sector and Residential & Commercial Constructions Influence Furniture Sales
  • Exhibit 26: Number of Housing Starts in Thousand Units by Type for Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (Apr 2020-Apr 2021)
  • Exhibit 27: US Construction Value (in US$ Million) for Residential and Non-Residential Sectors for Apr-2020 to Apr-2021
  • Online Retailers Make Big Gains During the Pandemic Period
  • Exhibit 28: Leading Online Furniture Retailers (in %) in the US: 2020
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  • UK Home Furniture Market: An Overview
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  • Indian Furniture Market: An Overview
  • Future Prospects Remain Promising in Indian Furniture Market
  • Wood Furniture Segment Leads Indian Furniture Market
  • Exhibit 29: Indian Wooden Furniture Market Breakdown by Type of Wood Panel (in %) for 2020
  • Indian Home Furniture: An Overview
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  • Total Companies Profiled: 594
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AFC System
  • Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
  • Berco Designs
  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • HNI Corporation
  • Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
  • Kimball International, Inc.
  • Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
  • Okamura Corporation
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown