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The European market for wooden furniture components

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The European production of furniture components is worth about Euro 5,200 million. Italy is the leading European producer, exporter, and consumer, while Germany - being the main furniture producer in Europe - is the leading importer of furniture components. This report provides trends in production and consumption of furniture components in 6 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom) and in the Nordic-Scandinavian Area. It also covers imports and exports, sectors of destinations, distribution channels, environmental certification. For all those regions, the report provides a breakdown of production by product type (bars, cabinet doors, drawers, frames, worktops, others ), by sector of destination (office furniture, kitchen and bathroom furniture, dining, living and bedroom furniture), by support material (wood, MDF, particle board, plywood, other materials), by wood species, and by coating material (veneer, melamine foils, laminates, PVC, lacquered). As far as raw materials are concerned, the report provides data on European production, consumption, imports and exports of particleboard panels, also considering other wood-based panels (MDF, plywood, fibre board panels). The report provides also data about the sectors of destinations of particle board and MDF. A complete picture of the main sectors of destination of furniture components is provided: detailed production data are available for office furniture, kitchens and other household furniture, RTA furniture, as well as data on main manufacturers. The European competitive system is analysed, with the available data on the main furniture components' manufacturers (sales, employees).

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Paper provided by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies in its series CSIL reports with number EU03.

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Length: 158 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu03
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