Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After a few dismal years during the recession, the Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry is expected to continue its recovery in 2015, as demand from downstream industries increases in line with consumer confidence and disposable income. Additionally, improvements in existing home sales and housing starts are also expected to continue to drive demand. Looking forward, industry revenue is forecast to grow, as rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes encourage consumers to make purchases they delayed during the recession... 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 78.0% 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 2015, with an estimated share of 23.1%. 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... purchase to read more