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The European Market for Office Furniture

  • ID: 4793003
  • Report
  • Region: Europe
  • 261 Pages
  • CSIL Milano
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The 31st edition of the research report The European market for office furniture deeply analyses status and prospects of the office furniture market in Europe (30 countries) through basic data, insights for major players, detailed product categories, distribution channels and office furniture market forecasts up to 2020. 

MARKET EVOLUTION AND FIGURES BY COUNTRY: The research offers 2013-2018 value of production, consumption, imports and exports of office furniture and office furniture market scenario for 2019 and 2020 in Europe and for each considered country. Trends in the office furniture prices by country, data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided.

KEY PLAYERS IN THE EUROPEAN OFFICE FURNITURE SECTOR: Sales data and market shares of the leading European office furniture manufacturers. Rankings of company sales are broken down by country and by segment (seating, desking systems, executive office furniture, filing systems/storage, wall-to-wall units, meeting rooms and communal areas). The report also includes addresses of about 300 office furniture companies.

OFFICE FURNITURE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: The analysis of office furniture distribution channels by country covers: direct sales, office specialists, non-specialists and others. A breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel is available for the top companies.

PRODUCT TYPE ANALYSIS: Office furniture production is broken down by product type: seating: operative chairs with or without castors, soft benching/sofas, executive chairs, folding/stackable chairs and stools/other; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free-standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage (mass storage and complex archiving systems, Filing drawers/pedestals,lockers, side units/vertical files, bookcases/shelves); walls/partitions and acoustic products (Wall units/high partitions floor to ceiling, equipped walls, mobile/free standing screens&desk screens, acoustic panels/ceiling suspended or wall mounted, acoustic booths/phone booths); furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas.

NEW: This year edition comes with more detailed categories, especially for the seating products and covering types, storage and filing, walls/partitions/acoustic products.

FOCUS ON:

  • SWIVEL CHAIRS: a detailed analysis of office seating volumes and brand positioning. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in 2017 and 2018 and brand positioning by average "net price" are given for seven major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Poland and Sweden). Values include both products manufactured in Europe and products imported from extra-European countries.
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TABLES: the report provides a breakdown by fixed and height-adjustable desks, by type of mechanisms, by mechanisms control, main demanding markets/regions, main suppliers of mechanisms and their location.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF OFFICE FURNITURE: A breakdown of European office furniture imports and exports is provided by country and by product type (by office furniture and by office seating).

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:

  • Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden;
  • Western Europe: Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Unless otherwise specified, figures for Belgium include those for Luxembourg;
  • Central Europe: Austria and Switzerland;
  • Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain;
  • Central-Eastern Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
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METHODOLOGY  

1.  SCENARIO
1.1  Market evolution and figures by country
Figure 1.1  Europe. Office furniture production, 2009-2018. Million EUR and percentage change
Table 1.1  Europe. Production, consumption, international trade, price and openness of the office furniture maket, 2013-2018
Figure 1.2  Europe. Production, consumption and international trade, 2018. Percentage shares by country
Table 1.2  Europe. Office furniture. Production, exports, imports and consumption by country, 2018. Million EUR and annual percentage changes at current prices  
1.2  Leading groups in Europe and their market shares
Figure 1.3  Europe. Office furniture. Market shares of the top seven companies, 2013-2018. Percentage shares
Table 1.3  Europe. Office furniture. Market shares of total production, 2013-2018. Percentage shares
1.3  Current trends and forecasts for 2019 and 2020
Figure 1.4  Europe.** Office furniture production and GDP, 2008-2018 and forecasts for 2019 and 2020. Percentage changes at constant prices 21
Table 1.4  Europe. Office furniture consumption by country, forecasts 2019-2020. Percentage changes in real terms

2.  BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

2.1  Northern Europe
Denmark
Table 2.1  Denmark. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.2  Denmark. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Finland
Table 2.3  Finland. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.4  Finland. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Norway
Table 2.5  Norway. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.6  Norway. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Sweden
Table 2.7  Sweden. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.8  Sweden. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes

2.2  Western Europe
Belgium
Table 2.9  Belgium. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.10 Belgium. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes**
France
Table 2.11 France. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.12 France. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Ireland
Table 2.13 Ireland. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.14 Ireland. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Netherlands
Table 2.15 Netherlands. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.16 Netherlands. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
United Kingdom
Table 2.17 United Kingdom. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.18 United Kingdom. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes

2.3  Central Europe (DACH)
Austria
Table 2.19 Austria. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.20 Austria. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Germany
Table 2.21 Germany. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.22 Germany. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Switzerland
Table 2.23 Switzerland. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.24 Switzerland. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes

2.4  Southern Europe
Greece
Table 2.25 Greece. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.26 Greece. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Italy
Table 2.27 Italy. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.28 Italy. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Portugal
Table 2.29 Portugal. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018  
Table 2.30 Portugal. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Spain
Table 2.31 Spain. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.32 Spain. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes

2.5  Central-Eastern Europe
Bulgaria
Table 2.33 Bulgaria. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.34 Bulgaria. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Croatia
Table 2.35 Croatia. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.36 Croatia. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Cyprus
Table 2.37 Cyprus. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.38 Cyprus. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Czech Republic
Table 2.39 Czech Republic. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.40 Czech Republic. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Estonia
Table 2.41 Estonia. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018  
Table 2.42 Estonia. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Hungary
Table 2.43 Hungary. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.44 Hungary. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Lithuania
Table 2.45 Lithuania. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.46 Lithuania. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Latvia
Table 2.47 Latvia. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.48 Latvia. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Malta
Table 2.49 Malta. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.50 Malta. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Poland
Table 2.51 Poland. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.52 Poland. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Romania
Table 2.53 Romania. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.54 Romania. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Slovenia
Table 2.55 Slovenia. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.56 Slovenia. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes
Slovakia
Table 2.57 Slovakia. Production, consumption, international trade of office furniture and macroeconomic indicators, 2013-2018
Table 2.58 Slovakia. Macroeconomic indicators. Forecasts, 2019-2020. Percentage changes

3.  INTERNATIONAL TRADE
 
3.1  Net exporters and importers
Figure 3.1  Europe. Net exporters and net importers. Top 10 countries, 2018. Million EUR
Figure 3.2  Europe. Import and export performance and trade balance, 2013-2018. Percentage change and million EUR

3.2  Exports
Figure 3.3  Europe. Exports of office furniture by country, 2018.
Figure 3.4  Europe. Exports of office furniture and segments, 2013-2018. Million EUR and percentages
Figure 3.5  Europe. Leading exporters by segment, 2018. Million EUR
Table 3.1  Europe. Office furniture. Exports by country and by geographical destination, 2013-2018
Table 3.2  Europe. Office furniture excluding seating. Exports by country and by geographical destination, 2013-2018
Table 3.3  Europe. Office seating. Exports by country and by geographical destination, 2013-2018

3.3  Extra-European destinations
Figure 3.6  Europe. Office furniture. Exports to the main extra-European destinations, 2013-2018. Million EUR and average percentage change  
Table 3.4  Europe. Office furniture. Leading exporters to extra-European areas, 2018. Million EUR

3.4  Imports
Figure 3.7  Europe. Imports of office furniture by country, 2018.
Figure 3.8  Europe. Imports of office furniture and segments, 2013-2018. Million EUR and percentages
Figure 3.9  Europe. Leading importers by segment, 2018. Million EUR
Table 3.5  Europe. Office furniture. Imports by country and by geographical origin, 2013-2018
Table 3.6  Europe. Office furniture excluding seating. Imports by country and by geographical origin, 2013-2018
Table 3.7  Europe. Office seating. Imports by country and by geographical origin, 2012-2017
Figure 3.10 Europe. Office furniture. Orgin of imports, 2013-2018. Percentage shares
Table 3.8  Europe. Office furniture. Chinese imports penetration* by country, 2018. Million EUR and percentage values

4.  SUPPLY STRUCTURE

4.1  Product segments
Figure 4.1  Europe. Office furniture. Breakdown of production by type 2016-2018. Percentage shares
Table 4.1  Europe. Office seating and office furniture excluding seating. Production and consumption by country, 2018. Million EUR and annual average change 2018/2016
Figure 4.2  Europe. Office furniture. Production in the largest countries, 2016-2018. Percentage shares
Office seating
Figure 4.3  Europe. Seating production, 2016-2018. Million EUR
Figure 4.4  Europe. Breakdown of office seating by type,* 2016-2018. Percentages
Figure 4.5  Europe. Breakdown of seating supply by covering, 2016-2018. Percentages
Table 4.2  Europe. Seating supply by type in a sample of companies** Percentages on total seating supply
Operative desking
Figure 4.6  Europe. Operative desking production, 2016-2018. Million EUR
Figure 4.7  Europe. Breakdown of desking supply between freestanding and panel-based desking, 2016-2018. Percentages
Table 4.3  Europe. Breakdown of desking supply by freestanding and panel-based desking in a sample of companies*. Percentages
Figure 4.8  Europe. Breakdown of desking* supply by structure/frame material, 2016-2018. Percentages
Figure 4.9  Europe. Breakdown of desking* supply by worktop material, 2016-2018. Percentages  
Table 4.4  Europe. Breakdown of desking* supply by structure and by worktop material in a sample of companies**. Percentages
Executive furniture
Figure 4.10 Europe. Production of executive furniture, 2016-2018. Million EUR and average percentage change
Filing systems
Figure 4.11 Europe. Production of filing systems, 2016-2018. Million EUR and average percentage change
Figure 4.12 Europe. Breakdown of filing systems supply by type, 2018. Percentages
Table 4.5  Europe. Filing systems. Supply by type of storage in a sample of companies*. Percentages
Figure 4.13 Europe. Cabinets, storage and filing supply by material, 2016-2018. Percentages
Walls, partitions and acoustic products
Figure 4.14 Europe. Production of walls, partitions and acoustic products, 2016-2018. Million EUR and average percentage change
Figure 4.15 Europe. Partition walls by type, 2018. Percentages
Figure 4.16 Europe. Partition walls by material, 2016-2018. Percentages
Table 4.6  Europe. Breakdown of walls, partitions and acoustic products supply by type of partition in a sample of companies* Percentages
Table 4.7  Europe. Breakdown of wall-to-wall units supply by material in a sample of companies* Percentages
Furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas
Figure 4.17 Europe. Production of furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas 2016-2018. Million EUR and average percentage change

4.2  Focus on Height Adjustable Tables (HAT) in Europe
Height adjustable vs. fixed desks
Figure 4.18 Europe. Breakdown of desking production by kind of desk, 2017 and 2018. Percentage shares
Table 4.8  Europe. Incidence of Height Adjustable Tables/Desks production by country/region, 2018. Percentage shares of total desks produced 89
Table 4.9  Europe. Height Adjustable Tables/Desks production by country/region, 2018. Million EUR
Table 4.10 Europe. Breakdown of desking supply between fixed and HAT in a sample of companies*. Percentages
Mechanisms and controls
Figure 4.19 Europe. Breakdown of desking production by kind of mechanism, 2017. Percentage shares
Table 4.11 Europe. Breakdown of desking production by kind of mechanism and by country/region, 2017. Percentage shares on total desks produced 91
Figure 4.20 Europe. Breakdown of desking production by kind of control device, 2017. Percentage shares
Table 4.12 Europe. Breakdown of desking production by kind of control device and by country/region, 2017. Percentage shares on total desks produced 92
Suppliers

4.3  Employment and investment activity
Table 4.13 Europe. Office furniture. Production, employment and turnover per employee, 2018
Table 4.14 Europe. Office furniture. Employment in a sample of companies, 2013-2018. Units
Figure 4.21 Europe. Office furniture. Expenditure on investments 2013-2018. Percentages of total turnover

5.  DISTRIBUTION AND PRICES

5.1  Distribution channels
Figure 5.1  Europe. Office furniture. Evolution of distribution channels, 2016-2018. Percentages
Table 5.1  Europe. Office furniture. Incidence of the distribution channels in the major European markets, 2018. Percentages
Table 5.2  Europe. Office projects at glance
Table 5.3  Europe. Breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel in a sample of companies, 2017 or last availble year*. Percentages 1045.2  Prices: focus on office swivel chairs in Europe
Table 5.4  Europe. Office swivel chairs. Total number of units sold by market, 2017 and 2018. Thousand units and annual percentage changes
Figure 5.2  European top 7 markets. Office swivel chairs. Total number of units sold by market, 2014-2018. Thousand units
Figure 5.3  Germany. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.4  France. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.5  United Kingdom. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.6  Italy. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.7  Sweden. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.8  Spain. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.
Figure 5.9  Poland. Office swivel chairs. Brand positioning by average net price and number of units sold, 2018.

6.  COMPANY MARKET SHARES BY PRODUCT

6.1  Total sales
Table 6.1  Europe. Office furniture. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.2  Office seating
Table 6.2  Europe. Office seating. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.3  Office desking
Table 6.3  Europe. Operative desking. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.4  Executive furniture
Table 6.4  Europe. Executive furniture. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.5  Filing systems
Table 6.5  Europe. Total storage products (personal filing, cabinets, and archiving systems). Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.
Table 6.6  Europe. Archiving systems. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.
Table 6.7  Europe. Personal filing and cabinets. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.6  Walls, partitions and acoustic products
Table 6.8  Europe. Wall-to-wall and acoustic products. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

6.7  Furniture for communal areas
Table 6.9  Europe. Furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas. Total production in a sample of companies, 2017 and 2018.

7.  COMPANY MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY

7.1  Northern Europe
Denmark
Table 7.1  Denmark. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Finland
Table 7.2  Finland. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Norway
Table 7.3  Norway. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Sweden
Table 7.4  Sweden. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018

7.2  Western Europe
Belgium
Table 7.5  Belgium. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
France
Table 7.6  France. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Ireland
Table 7.7  Ireland. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
The Netherlands
Table 7.8  The Netherland. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
The United Kingdom
Table 7.9  The United Kingdom. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018

7.3  Central Europe (DACH)
Austria
Table 7.10 Austria. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Germany
Table 7.11 Germany. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Switzerland
Table 7.12 Switzerland. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018

7.4  Southern Europe
Greece
Table 7.13 Greece. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Italy
Table 7.14 Italy. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Portugal
Table 7.15 Portugal. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Spain
Table 7.16 Spain. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018

7.5  Central-Eastern Europe
Poland
Table 7.17 Poland. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Czech Republic
Table 7.18 Czech Republic. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Hungary
Table 7.19 Hungary. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Romania
Table 7.20 Romania. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018
Other Eastern Europe
Table 7.21 Other Eastern Europe**. Sales of office furniture in a sample of companies, 2018

7.6  Extra European sales
Extra-European Union and Russia
Table 7.22 Extra-European Union and Russia**. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.
Middle-East
Table 7.23 Middle East. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.
Asia-Pacific
Table 7.24 Asia Pacific. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.
North America
Table 7.25 North America. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.
Central-South America
Table 7.26 Central-South America. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.
Africa
Table 7.27 Africa. Sales of office furniture in a sample of European companies, 2018.

APPENDIX 1: INTERNATIONAL TRADE TABLES

APPENDIX 2: LIST OF MENTIONED COMPANIES

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