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Furniture Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Furniture Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42321 | Jul 2014

Take a seat: Modest growth lies ahead, but wholesale bypass will ultimately hamper sales

IBISWorld’s Furniture Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$37bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
58,954
Businesses
3,958
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

With less discretionary income available during the recession, consumers cut back or delayed their purchases of big-ticket items, including new furniture for their homes. Furthermore, reduced demand from businesses hurt the Furniture Wholesaling industry. While changes in the structure of the furniture supply chain have dampened demand for wholesalers, the improved economy will support modest revenue growth over the next five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a low level of capital intensity due to the combined need for human labor and depreciable assets. In fact, for every dollar spent on wages, only about $0.05 is allocated for expenditure on capital assets. This capital intensity is typical for industries within the wholesale sector. The industry's primary function is to store and transport merchandise into the market. This process involves marketing products and taking, preparing, checking and shipping orders to customers. The labor required in the industry is not highly skilled, but wholesalers need staff to operate stocking machinery, check inventory, provide customer service and oversee the entire process... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Furniture Wholesaling Industry?

This industry wholesales a broad range of furniture for homes, such as bed frames and sofas, and furniture for offices, schools, hotels and other various businesses. Wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and sell them to department stores, furniture specialty shops and other respective businesses.

Industry Products
Office furnitureHousehold furniture (excluding beds)Mattresses and bedsOther furniture
 
Industry Activities
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