Review of the UK Domestic Furniture Industry

DUBLIN, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f9tmpv/review_of_the_uk) has announced the addition of the "Review of the UK Domestic Furniture Industry" report to their offering. 

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Since the early 1970s these consultants have carried out a series of comprehensive investigations into the UK furniture industry. The ensuing multi-client reports have been well received by UK manufacturers and suppliers and by overseas firms interested in assessing the potential of this market as an outlet for their products.

The difficult trading circumstances prevailing at the present time in the UK furniture market and the changing structure of the furniture industry make it hazardous for firms engaged in the manufacture and supply of furniture to the home market to plan future marketing strategy, to determine their production requirements or to assess their long term capital investment programmes with any degree of certainty. In addition, although the amount of available market research data has grown in recent years, there is still a noticeable lack of quantitative and qualitative information on many aspects of the domestic furniture market.

In recent months several enquiries have been received relating to the provision of up to date information on the domestic furniture market. Accordingly, the author carried out a full scale review of this important market. The project took place during the period from May to August 2013 and this report presents the findings from that investigation.

This report covers the domestic sector of the furniture market and embraces assembled and flat pack products supplied for houses or flats, whether public or privately owned or rented. We have excluded, therefore, such furniture installed in hotels, offices, government buildings and so on.

In Appendix III the author shows the definitions of product groups within the domestic furniture industry that have been used in this report. The main product groups are as follows:-

  • Upholstered furniture
  • Kitchen furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Dining room and living room furniture
  • Beds and bedding
  • Miscellaneous - includes home office, conservatory and bathroom furniture


The market under review is the UK market comprising the following geographical areas:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland


Key Topics Covered: 

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the research
1.2 Terms of reference
1.3 Methodology
1.4 Research parameters
2. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
3. THE UK ECONOMY
3.1 General economic appraisal
3.2 Consumers' expenditure on furniture and furnishings
3.3 Housing construction
3.4 Conclusions
4. MARKET SIZE AND STRUCTURE
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Past and present market size
4.3 The market by product type
4.4 Geographical distribution of the market
4.5 The market by distribution outlet
5. THE THREAT FROM IMPORTED FURNITURE
5.1 Analysis of import penetration
6. ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION
6.1 Direct advertising
6.2 Exhibitions and display
6.3 Sales promotion
7. MAJOR MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS
7.1 The market leaders
7.2 Other important manufacturers
8. THE FUTURE FOR DOMESTIC FURNITURE
8.1 The outlook for the UK economy
8.2 Market forecasts
APPENDICES
I Boundaries of the Standard Regions
II Summary of interviews carried out
III Definitions of product groups within the domestic furniture industry




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Media Contact: Laura Wood , +353-1-481-1716, press@researchandmarkets.net


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