IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Fast growing furniture suppliers on the international market

In the last five years the opening up of the main furniture markets to imports has continued at full speed and furniture trade has grown much more quickly than furniture consumption. The largest import markets for furniture are the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Japan. This report offers a comprehensive picture of the furniture industry in developing countries, providing data on industrial growth and trends in furniture exports. The report identifies four centres of industrial growth for the furniture industry in developing countries: Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore), Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania), and Latin America (Mexico and Brazil). South Africa and Turkey are also considered as growth areas, as well as emerging furniture suppliers such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Bulgaria and Lithuania. For each country furniture exports are broken down by country, geographic area and product type (office furniture, kitchen furniture, upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, seats parts, furniture parts, other furniture). Furniture supply, furniture manufacturers' location and competitive advantages are also provided, as well as short profiles of the main furniture exporters (with analysis of sales performance, product mix, employees, turnover and export markets, where available). The main furniture fairs are also mentioned. Factors determining the demand for furniture are examined for the main furniture importing countries (the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom). For each country furniture imports are provided by country and geographic area, as well as data on the main European furniture distribution chains (location, furniture sales).

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: link to full text
Download Restriction: Access to full text of each CSIL report is restricted to subscribers.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Paper provided by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies in its series CSIL reports with number S16.

in new window

Length: 124 pages
Date of creation: May 2002
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s16
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Corso Monforte 15, 20122 Milano MI

Phone: + 39 02 796630
Fax: + 39 02 780703
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s16. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marinella Manghina)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.