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The UK contract market. Furniture and interiors



The production of outdoor furniture in the Italian market accounted for Eur 450 million in 2009. 65% of the Italian operators manufacture and retail tables, chairs and garden benches, the business of outdoor wooden structures (i.e gazebo) and of garden umbrellas is also significant. About 35% of sales are made via the contract channel, which has shown upward trends in the last three years. CSIL Market Research offers offers a comprehensive picture of the outdoor furniture industry in Italy, providing trends and basic data (production and consumption, imports and exports) of this sector. The report gives an overview of the Italian Outdoor furniture competitive system with major sector players information such as employees and segment of reference (garden chairs-tables-benches, outdoor structures, garden umbrellas). A breakdown of outdoor production by material (teak, wood, natural fibres, plastic and resin, steel and metal, aluminium, synthetic fibres) and by distribution channel (residential, contract) is also available. Short profiles of the main outdoor furniture manufacturers and distributors are provided. Data on leading sector companies and their turnover are given. Addresses of about 300 outdoor furniture manufacturers and distributors are also included. Products covered include: seats, tables, benches, sun-beds, armchairs, sofa, accessories etc. Product destination: household and contract segment including hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, communities.

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  • Aurelio Volpe & Mariano Peluso, 2010. "The UK contract market. Furniture and interiors," CSIL reports IT28, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:it28

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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


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