Off the table: Import competition will continue to undercut producers of stock furniture

The Office Furniture Manufacturing industry in California has contracted slightly over the past five years. The industry at large has been battered by import penetration over the past five years, and manufacturers of stock office furniture in the state have not escaped the broader trend. Partly due to the relatively high costs in the state, the California industry has outperformed the national industry, which has actually grown slightly over the period. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 0.3% to $1.7 billion. Nevertheless, the Office Furniture Manufacturing industry in California is projected to continue declining over the next five years...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong commercial construction and corporate profit growth will prevent more substantial declines in the industry
  • The industry at large has been battered by import competition over the past five years
  • Companies may relocate production facilities to other states that are more centrally located
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The California Office Furniture Manufacturing industry is highly reliant on custom architectural interiors and other bespoke furniture production. Customized products generate an estimated 38.9% of revenue for the state industry, compared with 28.9% in the wider industry. Proximity to customers is an advantage in this product segment, as it allows manufacturers to more closely consult with clients and eases the transportation of products. This is an advantage particularly in custom architectural interiors, which must be assembled onsite.As a result of the industry's reliance on customization, industry activity closely follows the distribution of the population and business activity in the state. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Office Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry

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

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Flexible production processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate Profit in California and Unemployment Rate in California in the Office Furniture Manufacturing in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Office Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry?

    Operators in the Office Furniture Manufacturing industry manufacture a wide range of office furniture, including bookcases, cabinets, chairs, desks and filing cabinets. This industry also manufactures office and store fixtures, such as cafeteria countertops (except kitchen and bathroom), furniture parts and partitions. Furniture may be ordered predesigned or customized, and may be sold assembled or unassembled.

    Industry Products
  • Custom architectural features
  • Lockers, partitions and shelving
  • Storage units and tables
  • Seating
  • Desks
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing office furniture
  • Manufacturing custom architectural woodwork and other fixtures
  • Manufacturing showcases, partitions, shelving and lockers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate Profit in California
  • Unemployment Rate in California
  • Number of Businesses in California
  • Price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Furniture demand
  • Import competition
  • Customization focus
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Furniture Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing
  • Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Custom architectural features
  • Lockers, partitions and shelving
  • Other
  • Seating
  • Storage units and tables
  • Desks
  • Chart: Office Furniture Manufacturing in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Business end-users
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Government agencies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Office 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
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Office Furniture Manufacturing in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External Competition

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

  • Steelcase Inc., Flexsteel Industries Inc., Mission Bell, Virco Manufacturing Corporation,
  • Table: Steelcase Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Flexsteel Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mission Bell - financial performance
  • Table: Virco Manufacturing Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Office 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 Office 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 that 80.0% of a business's revenue should come from 20.0% of its customers.
  • Case Goods
  • Furniture made of hard materials, such as wood, metal, glass or plastic. Examples of casegoods include chests, dressers, bookshelves and cabinets.
  • Edge Banding
  • Veneer or laminate used to conceal the exposed edges of furniture or cabinets that is made of the same type of material.
  • Plywood
  • A structural material made of layers of wood glued together.
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