Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to lackluster recovery and high import competition. Smaller enterprises in the United States will struggle over the next five years, as they lack the economy of scale to reduce per-unit costs to a range that can compete with cheaper imports.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Companies in the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry strive to be located near downstream markets in an attempt to increase delivery speed and reduce transportation costs. Due to the large number of downstream markets and the high number of small companies involved in this industry, the dispersion of establishments generally follows the general population distribution. Likewise, the majority of industry manufacturers are located in the heavily populated Southeast and West regions, which make up 23.5% and 18.2% of total establishments, respectively.
The large proportion of establishments in the Southeast region falls in line with downstream demand, as the region accounts for the highest number of furniture wholesalers and retailers... purchase to read more