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The US market for office furniture

The report offers a complete overview of the office furniture segment in the United States, providing data on office furniture production, consumption, international trade, prices and commercial distribution, employment and productive concentration. Basic data of the office furniture segment, breaking down office furniture supply by product (office systems, office seating, storage, desks, tables, other office furniture) and by material (wood office furniture, metal office furniture). Data on employment, number of factories and turnover by employment size class are also included. A breakdown of the US office furniture imports and exports is provided by country, geographical area and product. European firms present in the North American market are also considered. Profiles of the main US firms present in the office furniture market with data on turnover, market shares, employees, product mix, marketing policies and distribution channels, investments, mergers & acquisitions. The report includes a geographical analysis of the office furniture sector in the US, breaking down offer and demand, employees and establishments by geographical area and selected state. The last section is dedicated to the distribution channels, focusing on sole dealers, independent dealers, superstores, mass merchandisers, mail order and e-commerce. For each category a short profile of the main distributors is provided.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number S06.

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Length: 216 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s06
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