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The contract furniture and furnishings market in Europe

It is estimated that there are 6 billion sqm of useful commercial floor space in Europe (27) plus Switzerland and Norway. They include wholesale and retail spaces (28%), offices (23%), educational (17%), hospitality (11%, including hotels and restaurants), hospitals (7%), sports facilities (4%), others (11%, including entertainment spaces, arts and museums, religious, etc). Europe is house to around 22 million enterprises and business activities and every year over 2 million enterprises and business activities start, frequently requiring some new furniture to a certain extent. 25,000 of these start ups are of sizeable dimension (10 employees or more). The fifth edition of the report The Contract Furniture and Furnishings Market in Europe offers an accurate comprehensive picture of the European furniture market, providing 2008-2013 trends for contract furniture production and consumption. Estimates of contract furniture production by main destinations and products are also provided for the year 2013. Around 100 leading contract furniture manufacturers are described, including estimated market shares by destination segment geographical coverage and manufactured product. A financial analysis of the contract furniture sector is based on a sample of around 100 companies, using 2008-2012 balance-sheets. A 2020 forecast is given for selected town markets: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich. Addresses of around 500 key-contacts, including 200 relevant architects, 30 among the main magazines addressing the contract furniture market, 120 among the main Contractors and the top 150 hotel chains worldwide.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number EU12.

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Length: 127 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu12
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