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The kitchen furniture market in Central Eastern Europe

This report offers a full analysis of the kitchen furniture market in Central-Eastern Europe providing kitchen furniture production and consumption statistics and trends, as well as import and export data broken down by area and country of origin/destination. Countries covered: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Information on the competitive system include sales data and market shares of 60 among the top kitchen furniture manufacturers in this area and of the major players in each country considered. Sales of German and Italian kitchen manufacturers in Central-East Europe are also included. For each country considered trade data are given both for kitchen furniture and built-in appliances (refrigerator and freezers, dishwashing machines, cooking appliances, hoods). The survey involved collecting information from approximately 100 sector companies either through active participation (direct replies to an interview or completion of a questionnaire) or from company balance sheets, figures and estimates. Supply structure offers data on employment and information on kitchen prices in a sample of companies. Production is broken down by cabinet door material (solid wood, veneer, laminated, decorative papers, thermoplastic foils, lacquered, melamine, aluminium and glass), by cabinet door style (classic and modern), and by worktop material (solid surface materials, engineered and natural stone, laminated, wood, tiles, steel and glass). Short profiles of the main players in the kitchen furniture industry are also available. The analysis of kitchen furniture distribution channels covers: direct sales, contract; kitchen specialists; furniture retailers and large furniture chains. An address list of the top companies in the kitchen furniture industry in Central-Eastern Europe is included.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number S25.

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Length: 115 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s25
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