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The kitchen furniture market in China

In 2013, approximately 2.5 million kitchens were produced by Chinese kitchen furniture firms, of which, around 400 thousands addressed to the exports and almost 2.1 million to the domestic market (500 thousand more in just two years), absorbing also some 29 thousands imported kitchens. 50 players control the large majority of the Chinese market for kitchen furniture, that is developing especially in the North in the last two years. Around 20 foreign players sell kitchen furniture in China for more than one million USD each (but only three sell in excess of 10 million). This report offers a comprehensive picture of the kitchen furniture industry in China, providing trends and forecasts in kitchen furniture production and consumption, kitchen furniture imports and exports. Kitchen furniture prices, marketing policies, distribution and main players are also considered as well as the value and weight of the built-in appliances on kitchen furniture supply. The report provides a breakdown of supply of kitchen furniture by cabinet door material (solid wood, veneer, laminated, decorative paper, thermoplastics, lacquered, melamine, aluminium, glass), by cabinet door style (classic, modern) and colour (white, bright, neutral), by cabinet door lacquering (bright, opaque) and by worktop material (solid surface materials, natural and engineered stone, laminated, tiles, steel, wood, glass). A breakdown of Chinese kitchen furniture exports and imports is provided by country and by geographical area. Trends of kitchen factory prices, data on productive concentration and employment are also provided. Short company profiles of the top 50 kitchen furniture manufacturers are included. The analysis of distribution channels for kitchen furniture covers: direct sales/contract, kitchen specialists, furniture shops, buying groups large scale furniture distribution. The competitive system analyses the presence of the major kitchen furniture manufacturers in Italy and their exports. Market share and share of kitchen furniture are included for a sample of 100 companies. Addresses of almost 100 Chinese kitchen furniture companies are also included.

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Length: 126 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s30
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