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The kitchen furniture market in Japan

This market research report offers an overview of the kitchen furniture market in Japan providing trends in kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports, prices, marketing policies and distribution. Short profiles of major players are given as well their market shares. Relevant data on household appliances are included. Data on kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports are given for the years 2002-2006-2008. The market of kitchen furniture units is split between system kitchens and sectional kitchens. Consumption of electrical appliances is given for a large number of products for the years from 2003 to 2007. The analysis of the Japanese kitchen furniture imports and exports is provided by country and by geographical area for the period 2003-2008. The kitchen furniture consumption in Japan is broken down by size and structure of the kitchen room, worktop material, type of doors, drawers and hinges. The distribution of kitchen furniture in the Japanese market is described, mentioning the different distribution channels: department stores, lifestyle concept stores, home centres, furniture chains, appliances retailers, mail order/e-commerce. Short profiles are included for the main distributors of furniture and household appliances present in the Japanese market. Reference prices of kitchens and built-in appliances are listed. The main magazines, associations and fairs in the field of kitchen furniture in japan are mentioned. The competitive system analyses the main players present in the Japanese kitchen furniture market, providing short company profiles, their estimated turnover and market shares. Market shares are also given for the main players in the built-in appliances market.

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Paper provided by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies in its series CSIL reports with number S41.

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Length: 70 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Date of revision: May 2009
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s41
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