Home Furnishing Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Home Furnishing Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42322 | Aug 2014

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IBISWorld’s Home Furnishing Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has fought falling downstream demand over the past five years. Since home furnishings are often discretionary, low consumer confidence in the economy and reduced disposable income during the recession led to plummeting sales at the retail level. Consequently, stores purchased fewer goods from industry operators while wholesale demand declined. However, recovery for the industry will likely continue to gain traction in the five years to 2019, as the economy improves. In 2014, IBISWorld forecasts improving per capita disposable income and housing starts will help boost industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Home Furnishings Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, firms in the industry spend $0.05 on capital investment. This level of capital intensity is typical for industries in the wholesale sector. The labor required in the industry is not highly skilled, but staff is needed to operate stocking machinery, check inventory and provide customer service. As technology capabilities develop, automated processes can take over some of the functions of personnel, resulting in a slight decline in the share of wages to revenue.

This industry's main capital applications include delivery vehicles and storage, warehousing and computer inventory systems... purchase to read more


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What is the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry?

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

Industry Products
Bed and bath furnishingsKitchen and cookwareHousehold appliancesHousehold decorative itemsCarpets and other floor coveringsWindow coverings
Industry Activities
Carpet wholesalingFloor cover wholesalingDrapery wholesalingCurtain wholesalingChinaware wholesalingGlassware wholesalingHousehold-type cooking utensil wholesalingLamp wholesalingBed, bath and table linen wholesaling Window blinds and shades wholesaling

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