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The European market for office furniture

The XXVI edition of this report offers a comprehensive picture of the office furniture market in 16 Western European countries, providing office furniture industry statistics (production and consumption, imports exports), office furniture prices, marketing policies and distribution. Market evolution (2003-2013) and figures by country. A forecast on office furniture consumption in 2014 and 2015 is also provided. The report analyses sales data and market shares of top European manufacturers operating in the office furniture industry. Company sales are broken down by country, by product (seating, desking systems, executive office furniture, filing systems/storage, wall to wall units, meeting rooms and communal areas). The report also analyses the competitive systems: prices, distribution channels and short company profiles. Office furniture industry production is broken down by type (seating: task/work chairs, visitors chairs, foldable/stackable, contract; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage; wall-to-wall units; furniture for reception and communal areas). Trends of office furniture prices by country and data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided. This edition contains a detailed analysis on office seating quantities and brand positioning. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in 2012 and 2013 and brand positioning by average “net price”, is given for six major countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Sweden).Values include both products manufactured in Europe and products imported from Extra European countries. The analysis of office furniture distribution channels by country covers: direct sales, office specialists, not specialized, large scale distribution, mail order, e-commerce. A breakdown of office furniture sales by distribution channel is available for the top companies. A breakdown of European office furniture exports and imports is provided by country and product type (office furniture and office seating). Addresses of about 200 office furniture companies mentioned in the report are also included.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number EU02.

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Length: 222 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu02
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