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The European market for kitchen furniture. Part I

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The27th edition of CSIL Report The European market for kitchen furniture, Part I, offers an accurate comprehensive picture of the kitchen furniture industry in 17 EU countries, providing data and 2011-2016 trends (both in value and in volume) in kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports, at European level as a whole and for each country considered, for the total sector and by price range (six price group). Marketing policies, main macroeconomic variables necessary to analyze the performance of the sector for the last 6 years, analysis of the supply structure and the competitive system, overview of the distribution system, are also provided. The value and weight of the built-in appliances on kitchen furniture supply is further considered. COUNTRIES COVERED: European Union 15 Countries (before Enlargement of May 2004) plus Norway and Switzerland. The countries were divided into four areas according their geographical proximity and similarity in market characteristics: Northern Europe (Nordics): Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), Norway (NO) and Sweden (SE); Western Europe: Belgium+ Luxembourg (BE), France (FR), Ireland (IE), the Netherlands (NL) and the United Kingdom (UK); Central Europe (DACH): Austria (AT), Germany (DE) and Switzerland (CH); Southern Europe: Greece (GR), Italy (IT), Portugal (PT) and Spain (ES). INTERNATIONAL TRADE: kitchen furniture exports and imports in the 17 Western European Countries considered, broken down by country and by geographical area of destination/origin. The time frame considered is 2011-2016. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: A financial analysis, on a sample of over 100 selected European kitchen furniture manufacturers, of their main profitability ratios (ROA, ROE and EBITDA indices) and their turnover per employee. SUPPLY STRUCTURE: Analysis of the types of product manufactured by the European kitchen furniture manufacturers and information on key players operating in each segment. Kitchen furniture production is broken down by: cabinet door material (solid wood, veneer, laminated, decorative papers, thermoplastic foils, lacquered, melamine, aluminium and glass); cabinet door style (classic, rustic, modern, basic, design, hi-tech); cabinet door colour (white, bright colours, neutral colours); lacquered cabinet door type (high gloss, opaque); worktop material (solid surface materials, engineered and natural stone, laminated, wood, tiles, steel and glass); price range (Luxury, Upper, Upper-Middle, Middle, Middle-Low, Low). DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS: Overview of the main distribution channels active on the European kitchen furniture market at European level as a whole and for each country considered. The analysis of the distribution system covers the following channels: Kitchen specialists, Furniture retailers, Large furniture chains, Contract, Building trade, DIY stores, Direct sales. COMPETITIVE SYSTEM: Analysis of the leading local and foreign players present in each price range segment and in each European country considered. Via detailed tables are shown sales data and market shares of the top kitchen furniture companies and short profiles of the main players in the kitchen furniture industry are also available. In the end of this chapter, also a focus on European kitchen furniture exports and market shares outside EU17 countries, by area of destination (Central-Eastern Europe and Russia, Middle East, Asia and Pacific, North and Latin America).An address list of around 250 European kitchen furniture companies is included.

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Length: 216 pages
Date of creation: May 2017
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu04
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