Overview

Comfy seat: Improving economic conditions will enable modest industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Furniture Wholesaling can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$61bn
Annual Growth
12-17
4.3%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
75,662
Business
12,188

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for home and office furniture is expected to remain stable, supporting industry revenue growth
  • Home furniture wholesalers are expected to experience solid demand from furniture retailers
  • Home furniture sales will increase due to positive changes in downstream demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Furniture Wholesaling industry has continued to expand, spurred by rising demand from businesses and retailers. Moreover, per capita disposable income and consumer confidence have reached stable levels in recent years, leading to more discretionary purchases of big-ticket items, such as furniture. Furthermore, demand for home and office furniture is expected to remain stable over the five years to 2022, with continued improvement in economic conditions enabling modest growth in industry revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that industry establishments are concentrated in the Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions, with a combined share of 64.4%. Per capita income, access to transportation and proximity to retail furniture stores are the main determinants of the geographical distribution of industry establishments.

    Southeast region

    The Southeast region is estimated to account for the highest number of establishments, with a share of 25.1%. This region is also expected to hold the greatest concentration of furniture stores in the United States. This region includes Florida, which accounts for 6.8% of industry operators, and has some of the largest cities in the country by population, such as Orlando and Miami. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture stores and Corporate profit in the Furniture Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Furniture Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales a broad range of furniture for homes and businesses. Wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and sell them to department stores, furniture specialty shops and other respective businesses. This industry includes merchant wholesalers and vertically integrated furniture manufacturers that have moved distribution operations in-house and segment out wholesale operations.

    Industry Products
    Office furniture
    Household furniture (excluding beds)
    Mattresses and beds
    Other furniture and services
    Industry Activities
    Household furniture wholesaling
    Mattress wholesaling
    Outdoor furniture wholesaling
    Public building furniture wholesaling
    Religious furniture wholesaling
    Antique furniture wholesaling
    Baby furniture wholesaling
    Hotel furniture wholesaling
    Restaurant furniture wholesaling
    School furniture wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from furniture stores
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Housing starts
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Open for business
  • Retail demand returns
  • Changing landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Saved by imports
  • Improved technology
  • Table: Furniture Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Furniture Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Furniture Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Property Management
  • Interior Designers
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Casino Hotels
  • Religious Organizations
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cabinet & Vanity Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Office furniture
  • Household furniture (excluding beds)
  • Other furniture and services
  • Mattresses and beds
  • Chart: Furniture Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand
  • Housing and offices
  • Wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Private businesses
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • Other
  • Government entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Furniture Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Furniture Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Normal Trade Relations (Ntr)
  • The trade status of a country that is characterized by low tariffs and limited restrictions.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that releases continuous signals from a chip to track products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, thus eliminating the middleman.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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