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The upholstered furniture market in the United States



The report Upholstered Furniture market in the United States provides data and trends in upholstered furniture production and consumption, upholstery imports and exports, and an analysis of both the competitive system and the supply structure. The time frame considered is 2007-2016. Upholstered furniture consumption forecast for the closing of the 2017 and 2018 are provided. The U.S upholstery productionis broken down covering materials: fabric, leather, other (faux leather, microfiber, vinyl). Data are provided both in values and in units. The market for upholstered furniture is analysed by considering major demand determinants(labour market, consumer confidence, household income, furniture expenditure, housing completed and price trends of new home sales). The U.S upholstery consumption is divided by: Covering materials: leather, fabric, other materials Type of product: stationary and motion upholstery Price ranges: low, middle, upper middle and high The U.S competitive system for upholstered furniture is analysed considering data and trends on employment, manufacturing plants localization at country level. Leading U.S manufacturers are set forth by upholstery turnover, production capacity, number of employees and product specialization. Top manufacturers both US-based and international operating on the U.S. market are identified by upholstery sales and market shares on total upholstery consumption. Leading 30 company's profiles are included with product portfolio, total and upholstery sales, brands, number and localization of manufacturing plants, number of employees and export share. A focus on entry and distribution strategies on the U.S upholstery market for non-US based manufacturers is provided by identifying companies for upholstery sales to the U.S. The analysis of distribution channels covers: traditional furniture stores, manufacturer branded furniture stores, online sales, lifestyle furniture stores, warehouse membership clubs, discount department stores and department stores. A breakdown of furniture sales value by distribution channel is included for 2016. A focus on e-commerce sales includes the value of upholstery online sales, the digital strategies of leading manufacturers and a selection of furniture retailers selling online. More than 140 retailer's profiles are provided with product mix, geographical area covered, furniture and furnishings turnover, number of stores and key vendors offered.

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  • Giulia Taveggia, 2017. "The upholstered furniture market in the United States," CSIL reports S04, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s04

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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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