Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Furniture Wholesaling industry is expected to experience solid demand in the five years to 2014, spurred on by recovering downstream markets such as businesses and retailers following the recession. as economic conditions have gradually improved over the period, consumers have begun to spend more freely, leading demand from furniture stores to increase. Since wholesalers are a large supplier of furniture stores, the Furniture Wholesaling industry has benefited. Looking forward, technology is anticipated to play an important role in the industry over the next five years. Meanwhile, demand for home and office furniture will likely pick up with continued improvements in economic conditions, enabling a modest boost in industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
IBISWorld estimates that industry establishments are concentrated in the Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions, with a combined share of 64.8%. Per capita income, access to transportation and proximity to retail furniture stores are the main determinants of the geographical distribution of industry establishments.
The Southeast region is estimated to account for the highest number of establishments, with a share of 25.5%. This region is also expected to hold the greatest concentration of furniture stores in the United States. This region includes Texas which accounts for 7.5% of industry operators, and has some of the largest cities in the country by population, such as Houston and Dallas... purchase to read more