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Portugal Furniture Outlook

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Portugal is one of the smallest countries in the EU in terms of population, hence its furniture industry is also considered small. It is the eleventh producer within the Western European countries. Over the last two years, the furniture market in Portugal has been strongly affected by the crisis. In order to face this difficult situation, Portuguese furniture manufacturers have started to emphasize their strategies on design and brand internationalization. France, Spain and Angola are the main destination countries of Portuguese exports accounting for around 70% of total exports. CSIL Market Research Portugal Furniture Outlook analyzes through updated furniture statistics, useful indicators and through tables, graphs and maps the German furniture market. It is structured as follows: Overview of Furniture industry in Portugal: executive summary and updated furniture statistics (value and trends of production, consumption, imports and exports), forecasts for the furniture industry in Portugal for the coming years; Productive Factors (consumption and imports of wood-based panels, forest resources, imports of woodworking machinery); Furniture Production by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining and living rooms, office furniture, furniture parts); Demand Determinants (population, per capita GDP, households, disposable income, private final consumption expenditure, building permits and international tourism); Furniture Consumption by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining and living rooms, office furniture); Detailed tables of furniture imports and furniture exports of Portugal by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, furniture for dining-living room, office furniture, parts of furniture, parts of seats) and by main countries and geographical area of origin/destination; Furniture Market potential in Portugal (size of the market, performance, furniture consumer spending, market openness, import penetration); Top furniture companies . A list of top manufacturers and distributors operating in Portugal are provided as well as international Furniture Fairs, Furniture Association and Professional Furniture magazines are also listed. CSIL Market Research Portugal Furniture Outlook is part of the Country Furniture Outlook Series of reports (issued by CSIL since the 1990's), covering at present 70 countries. The report is carried out by CSIL experts that have been working for over 30 years in the field of furniture industry analysis.

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  • Alessandra Tracogna, 2013. "Portugal Furniture Outlook," CSIL reports W01PT, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:w01pt
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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

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