Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Growth for the Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing industry was sluggish over the past five years, as a result of the high level of import penetration. However, housing starts and rising disposable income boosted demand, allowing revenue to slightly increase. Looking forward, the US dollar is expected to continue appreciating, making imports even more affordable from domestic consumers. Therefore, while the industry will not suffer from a shortage in demand for industry products, challenges lie in the manufacturing of a quality product at a competitive price point.... 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