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United Kingdom Furniture Outlook

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The furniture industry in the UK is experiencing a structural downsizing. The contraction in furniture production (since 2007/2008) goes hand in hand with the increase in furniture imports and the challenge of imports has become an established phenomenon. However, British manufacturers have responded by developing an increasing degree of specialization, making significant improvements in quality and service and production output sees some development starting from the year 2010/2011. CSIL Market Research United Kingdom Furniture Outlook analyzes through updated furniture statistics, useful indicators and through tables, graphs and maps the German furniture market. It is structured as follows: Overview of Furniture industry in UK: executive summary and updated furniture statistics (value and trends of production, consumption, imports and exports), forecasts for the furniture industry in UK for the coming years; Productive Factors (consumption and imports of wood-based panels, forest resources, imports of woodworking machinery); Furniture Production by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining and living rooms, office furniture, furniture parts); Demand Determinants (population, per capita GDP, households, disposable income, private final consumption expenditure, building permits and international tourism); Furniture Consumption by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining and living rooms, office furniture); Detailed tables of furniture imports and furniture exports of UK by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining-living room, office furniture, parts of furniture, parts of seats) and by main countries and geographical area of origin/destination; Furniture Market potential in UK (size of the market, performance, furniture consumer spending, market openness, import penetration); Top furniture companies . A list of top manufacturers and distributors operating in UK are provided as well as international Furniture Fairs, Furniture Association and Professional Furniture magazines are also listed. CSIL Market Research United Kingdom Furniture Outlook is part of the Country Furniture Outlook Series of reports (issued by CSIL since the 1990's), covering at present 70 countries. The report is carried out by CSIL experts that have been working for over 30 years in the field of furniture industry analysis.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number W01UK.

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Length: 74 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:w01uk

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