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The European market for seating



This market research offers an accurate and comprehensive picture of the seating industry in 20 European countries. The report analyses the market by products: Residential Seating, Commercial Seating and Office Seating, providing data for production, imports, exports and apparent domestic consumption at factory prices for 2009 with a breakdown for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For the top European manufacturers the report provides data on total sales, sales by product and sales by distribution channel as well as short profiles with financial data, product specialization, production and distribution policy. The report also analyses the supply chain for the production of chairs from raw materials till the packing: phases of the production outsourced, organization strategies (vertical integration or increase the use of sub suppliers). Focus on the Italian chair district: Manzano, Udine. Two Appendixes are also included: detailed furniture trade statistics and a Addresses of more than 250 seating furniture companies mentioned in the report.

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  • Sara Paoletti & Mauro Spinelli & Michela Amico & Sara Maddaloni, 2010. "The European market for seating," CSIL reports EU18, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu18

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    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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