The European market for office furniture
This is the XXVIII edition of the report The European market for office furniture and it analyses production, consumption, prices, distribution channels and international trade of office furniture in the European continent. NEW: Starting from this edition, the geographical perimeter of the study has been expanded from 16 to 30 European countries including the 28 States of the European Union, plus Norway and Switzerland. The addition comprised the Central-Eastern European Countries: Poland (PL), Czech Republic (CZ), Slovakia (SK), Hungary (HU) and Romania (RO), Slovenia (SL), Croatia (HR), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Malta (MT), Estonia (EE), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT). A forecast on office furniture consumption in 2016 and 2017 is provided. The report analyses sales data and market shares of top European office furniture manufacturers. 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 office furniture competitive system: prices, distribution channels and short company profiles. Office furniture industry production is broken down by product type (seating: Executive office chairs, Operative office chairs, Visitor chairs, Folding/Stackable chairs and others; operative desking systems: adjustable and not adjustable, free standing and panel based; executive office furniture; filing systems/storage; wall-to-wall units; furniture for meeting rooms and communal areas). Trends of office furniture prices by country and data on employment and turnover per employee are also provided. The report also provides a detailed analysis on office seating quantities and brand positioning. The number and the performance of swivel chairs sold in 2014 and 2015 and brand positioning by average “net price”, is 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. The analysis of office furniture distribution channels by country covers: direct sales, office specialists, non-specialists and other. 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 by product type (office furniture and office seating). Addresses of about 200 office furniture companies mentioned in the report are also included. Countries considered are: Northern Europe: Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), Norway (NO) and Sweden (SE); Western Europe: Belgium (BE), France (FR), Ireland (IE), Netherlands (NL) and the United Kingdom (UK). Unless otherwise specified, figures for Belgium include those for Luxembourg; Central Europe (DACH): Germany (DE), Austria (AT) and Switzerland (CH); Southern Europe: Greece (GR), Italy (IT), Portugal (PT) and Spain (ES); Central-Eastern Europe: Poland (PL), Czech Republic (CZ), Slovakia (SK), Hungary (HU) and Romania (RO), Slovenia (SL), Croatia (HR), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Malta (MT), Estonia (EE), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT).
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