Room at the table: Despite strong domestic demand, operators have faced rising import competition

The Household Furniture Manufacturing industry in California has stagnated over the past five years. Underlying demand for furniture, both in California and the nation at large, has remained strong. However, import penetration has risen over the past five years, edging domestic manufacturers out of the market. Higher costs in California, as well as large in-state ports that make Asian imports readily available, has led the California industry to underperform the national average over the period. The industry is expected to continue contracting over the next five years. Import competition is expected to persist, as will the geographic and cost disadvantages of producing household furniture in California...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High operating costs and large ports that make imports readily available, has led the California industry to underperform
  • Employment in the industry has grown even as many companies have exited
  • With the industry declining, companies will likely exit
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Upholstered furnitureUpholstered furniture is the largest product segment for California's household furniture manufacturers, and is expected to account for 61.5% of industry revenue in 2017. Upholstered products include couches, recliners, futons and ottomans. This segment has fared relatively well amid the overall industry's struggles with import competition in recent years. Many upholstered furniture products are bulky, making them costly to ship internationally. Companies therefore tend to offshore the fabric cutting and sewing portion of manufacturing in this segment, while keeping woodworking and final product assembly closer to domestic markets. ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry are

  • Contacts within key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Per Capita Disposable Income in California in the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry?

    This industry manufactures a range of furniture for personal, household and public use. Public furniture is used for hospitals, theaters, cafeterias, schools and other facilities. Furniture may be made on a stock or custom basis and may be sold assembled or unassembled.

    Industry Products
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Institutional furniture
  • Nonupholstered wood furniture
  • Metal household furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Upholstered household furniture
  • Nonupholstered wood household furniture
  • Metal household furniture
  • Household furniture (except wood and metal)
  • Institutional furniture
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Housing Starts in California
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Furniture demand
  • Import competition
  • High-end focus
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • California demand
  • Table: Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Carpenters
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Furniture Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing
  • Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Nonupholstered wood furniture
  • Institutional furniture
  • Metal household furniture
  • Other
  • Chart: Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Furniture and home goods stores
  • Independent wholesalers
  • End users and other
  • Manufacturer-affiliated retailers
  • Warehouse stores
  • Department stores
  • Other retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Marketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Household Furniture Manufacturing in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry

  • La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Brown Jordan International Inc., Flexsteel Industries Inc., Wesley Allen,
  • Table: La-Z-Boy Incorporated - financial performance
  • Table: Brown Jordan International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Flexsteel Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Wesley Allen - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Household Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    80/20 Principle
  • Also known as the Pareto Principle, it states, as a rule of thumb, that 80.0% of a business's revenue should come from 20.0% of its customers.
  • Case Goods
  • A classification that includes furniture made of hard materials like wood, metal, glass or plastic.
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • A lean method of producing similar products using cells, or groups of team members, workstations, or equipment, to facilitate operations by eliminating setup and unneeded costs between operations.
  • Contract Outfitter
  • An independent distributor that works with office furniture manufacturers to help clients customize their furniture selections.
  • Edgebanding
  • Veneer or laminate used to conceal the exposed edges of furniture or cabinets and made of the same type of material.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Value Engineering (Ve)
  • VE is a systematic method to improve the value of goods or products and services by using an examination of function.
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