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The furniture industry in Europe, Part II. Outlook for 12 Eastern countries

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The 12 Eastern European countries considered in this analysis(Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia), with a value of furniture production of around EUR 15 billion and about 36,000 companies operating as manufacturers, provide a 4% share of world furniture production and account for 19% of total European (EU27) production. Despite the differences and peculiarities of each country, these figures give an idea of the importance of this area in a global perspective. Poland which accounts for about 50% of total supply of the 12 Eastern European countries, is a leading international player, being the 7th furniture producer and the 4th furniture exporter in the world. Upholstered furniture is the largest industry sub-sector: the weight of the 12 Eastern European countries upholstered furniture production amounts to 26% of total furniture production. Office furniture and kitchen furniture have a lower share, amounting to 7% and 6% on total furniture production, respectively.

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  • Alessandra Tracogna, 2013. "The furniture industry in Europe, Part II. Outlook for 12 Eastern countries," CSIL reports W02, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:w02
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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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