Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the tribulations of the economic downturn and has experienced significant growth over the five years to 2016. As demand from downstream industries has increased in line with consumer confidence and disposable income, the industry has grown. In the coming years, industry revenue is forecast to continue to grow, as rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes encourage consumers to upgrade furnishings in their homes. In addition, retailers will increasingly turn to wholesalers to restock inventory with cheap imported goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is concentrated in the West, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Great Lakes regions; these four regions hold a combined share of 78.4% of establishments. Per capita income, access to transportation and proximity to retailers are all factors determining this distribution.
The Western region of the United States accounts for the highest number of establishments in 2016, with an estimated share of 23.7%. This region includes Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are home to some of the largest ports in the United States as measured by tons of cargo. This makes California and the surrounding region an ideal location for exporting and importing home furniture and other related goods to and from trading partners in Asia... purchase to read more