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Furniture distribution in Czech Republic



In the New European Members panorama the Czech Republic is the second largest home furniture consumer (behind Poland), with a volume of consumption at retail prices of about Euro 2 billion. Czech Republic is the largest home furniture importer among the new European Member countries. In the Czech Republic the larger part of total sales of home furniture are made through the specialist furniture channel. The non-specialists, that is the department stores, DIY channel and mail order, still only account for a negligible share of total sales, although they have recorded slight growth in recent years. This Report, produced by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies, offers an analysis of home furniture distribution sector in Czech Republic and provides an economic overview of the country; trend for home furniture consumption; breakdown of home furniture sales by distribution channel (specialized furniture distributors (furniture chains, franchising, buying groups, independent furniture retailers), non-specialist distributors (department stores, multistores, hypermarkets, DIY) and others. The analysis of furniture distribution by product/segment covers: upholstered furniture and kitchen furniture. Home furniture imports are broken down by country, geographical area and product (upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture, non-upholstered seats and other furniture). Short profiles of major home furniture distributors with analysis of sales performance are also available.

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  • Sara Paoletti & Mauro Spinelli, 2008. "Furniture distribution in Czech Republic," CSIL reports EU15CZ, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu15cz

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    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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