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The office furniture market in Japan

The office furniture production in Japan accounts for worth US$ 3,500 million. The economy relies on huge flows of money from abroad, that in 2008 reached their peak increasing by 10.7% if compared with the previous year. The level of concentration of the industry is extremely high, with the leading firms controlling over 90% of total office furniture manufacturing. In terms of sales of office furniture Japanese enterprises rank first. Foreign producers (from the US, Germany, China, India and Taiwan) follow, still listed between the 15 top firms. This Market Research provides market trends and updated data on Japanese office furniture production, consumption, import and exports. Office furniture production is reported by segment (office seating, operative desks, executive furniture, storage, partitions, communal areas). Office furniture imports and exports are broken down by country and geographical area of origin/destination. The research is enriched by an in-depth analysis of the competitive system: the last year performance and a one-year projection of selected leader manufacturers of the Japanese office furniture segment is included. Figures on sales and estimates on market shares of the top 50 office furniture manufacturers operating in Japan are also available. Short profiles are given for both the leading manufacturers and distributors. About 150 addresses of key operators (both manufacturers and contractors) are included. Among the considered products: office furniture, home office, small office home office / SOHO, office furniture, desks, workstations (operative desks), office seating, storage and filing systems, partitions, contract furniture.

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Length: 75 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:s53
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