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The kitchen furniture market in South Korea



This market research offers an overview of the kitchen furniture sector in South Korea providing recent trends and mid term perspectives in kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports, supply structure, prices, marketing policies and distribution. Data on kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports are given for the period 2002-2008. The analysis of the Korean kitchen furniture imports and exports is provided by country and by geographical area. The kitchen furniture supply in Korea is broken down by cabinet door material, by kitchen style, by kitchen size and by worktop material. An overview of the Korean built-in appliances market is provided, with particular attention to leading companies LG Electronics Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The distribution of kitchen furniture in the Korean market is described, reference prices of kitchens are listed by main brands, a list of furniture importers and retailers is provided. The main fairs, associations and magazines in the field of kitchen furniture in Korea are mentioned. The competitive system analyses the main players present in the Korean kitchen furniture market, providing short company profiles, turnover data and market shares. Demand determinants examined in the last chapter of the report are: economic indicators, population indicators, labour indicators and data on the construction activity.

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  • Aurelio Volpe, 2009. "The kitchen furniture market in South Korea," CSIL reports S51, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s51

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    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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