Upholstered furniture is one of the fastest-growing segments of the global furniture industry. Upholstered furniture is any piece of furniture with cushions or padding and a cloth covering. The market for upholstered furniture in the United States rapidly grew after the global recession. Only a few large and technologically equipped companies in the United States tend to supply the bulk of exports. Economic development and substantial infrastructure development have constituted regional revenue generation. Further, the patterns associated with domestic production, import and export, and consumption have helped market participants to analyse and capitalize on potential opportunities.
The United States is the world's leading importer of upholstered furniture. Imported upholstery items account for around 40% of local upholstery consumption. 50% of upholstered furniture comes from outside of the United States. China continues to account for 70% of all upholstered furniture imports into the United States. Apart from China, imports from Vietnam and Mexico are rapidly increasing.
A focus on e-commerce sales includes the value of upholstery online sales, the digital strategies of leading manufacturers and a selection of furniture retailers selling online.
Recently the supply of upholstered furniture affected because of winter storm crashed into Texas and Louisiana, shutting down many chemical plants in both states that manufacture polyurethane foam, which is used in upholstered furniture.
With Americans spending more time than ever before in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for furniture and mattresses greatly outstripped supply, pushing prices to an all-time high as people spent money on home improvements.
Key Market Trends
Upholstered Furniture Dominates Wooden Residential Furniture in the United States
The upholstered furniture dominates the residential wooden furniture market share. The demand for upholstered furniture is being fuelled by an increase in the import and export of luxury and comfortable wooden furniture as a result of rising consumer spending and shifting lifestyles. Due to factors such as superior quality, easy customization, cost-efficiency, and increased environmental awareness, the reupholstering trend of furniture is gaining popularity among consumers. Furthermore, the segment's growth will be fuelled by the extension of furniture life, the improvement of colour appearance, and the enhancement of comfort levels.
Since upholstered furniture needs much less capital-intensive equipment, it is simpler to open and run an upholstered furniture factory. Typically, upholstered furniture plants are smaller since a large area for wood preparation and treatment is not needed, nor is a large finishing room required. Since frames and/or foam or padding are purchased pre-cut or preassembled, much of upholstered furniture production is an assembly process. Besides, since the upholstery industry is largely dependent on special orders, upholstered furniture manufacturers keep small inventories.
High Demand for Upholstered Furniture in United States
The United States is the world's leading importer of upholstered furniture. Imported upholstery items account for around 40% of local upholstery consumption. An increase in consumer purchasing power has led to the development of this market in leaps and bounds. Improvements in the standard of living of people and changing lifestyles are also driving the demand for such furniture in the market. An increase in building construction is also supporting the industry as new homes are built, they have new furniture requirements too. Attitudes and preferences toward furniture made with environmentally friendly materials is an added advantage to this market. Millennials positive attitude towards buying furniture online, shipment costs are boosting the online sales of the furniture market in the United States. A focus on e-commerce sales includes the value of upholstery online sales, the digital strategies of leading manufacturers and a selection of furniture retailers selling online.
The competitive system for upholstered furniture in the United States is examined using data and patterns on jobs and plants located at the country level. Upholstery turnover, manufacturing volume, employee count, and product specialization are used to rank the top United States manufacturers. Although upholstered household furniture manufacturers are scattered throughout the United States, the industry is concentrated in the Southeastern states, particularly North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of the key players are Stickley, Lancaster Custom Upholstery, Hickory White, Bassett Furniture, Rowe Furniture, Kincaid, American Furniture Manufacturing, Benchmark Upholstery, Lazar Industries, Mayo Furniture, Style Upholstery and some other players include Kindel, American Leather, Moss Studio, Skyline Furniture Manufacturing, and J Furniture.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Scope of the Study
2.2 Research Phases
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Market Opportunities
4.5 Value Chain analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.7 Technology Innovation in the industry
4.8 Impact of COVID 19 on The market
5.2 By End User
5.3 By Distribution Channel
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Hickory White
6.2.2 Bassett Furniture
6.2.3 Rowe Furniture
6.2.4 Mayo Furniture
6.2.6 American Furniture Manufacturing
6.2.8 Lancaster Custom Upholstery
6.2.9 Benchmark Upholstery
6.2.10 Lazar Industries
6.2.11 Style Upholstery
6.2.12 Other players (Kindel, American Leather, Moss Studio, Skyline Furniture Manufacturing, J Furniture and etc)*
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Hickory White
- Bassett Furniture
- Rowe Furniture
- Mayo Furniture
- American Furniture Manufacturing
- Lancaster Custom Upholstery
- Benchmark Upholstery
- Lazar Industries
- Style Upholstery
- American Leather
- Moss Studio
- Skyline Furniture Manufacturing
- J Furniture