Take a seat: Rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes will continue to drive industry growth

The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has experienced significant growth over the five years to 2017, as the economy and housing market have grown. As demand from downstream industries has increased in line with consumer confidence and disposable income, the industry has grown. Additionally, improvements in existing home sales and housing starts have continued to drive demand, because home furnishings, such as floor and window coverings, are often installed when families move or buy new homes. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace, as rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes encourage consumers to upgrade furnishings in their homes...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Retailers will increasingly turn to wholesalers to restock inventory with inexpensive imported goods
  • The price of sawmill lumber, a key input of many furnishing products, has risen
  • Consumer spending and per capita disposable income, will continue to improve over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry is concentrated in the West, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions; these four regions hold a combined share of nearly 80.0% 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 2017, with an estimated share of 23.4%. 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. Cal...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Per capita disposable income in the Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales a broad range of furnishings for homes, such as carpets, curtains, floor coverings, kitchen utensils, rugs and window shades. Wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and then sell them to department stores, furnishing specialty shops and other respective businesses. This industry excludes furniture wholesaling.

    Industry Products
  • Flooring and floor coverings
  • Linens, domestics, curtains and draperies
  • Miscellaneous home furnishings
  • Kitchenware
  • Industry Activities
  • Carpet wholesaling
  • Floor cover wholesaling
  • Drapery wholesaling
  • Curtain wholesaling
  • Chinaware wholesaling
  • Glassware wholesaling
  • Household-type cooking utensil wholesaling
  • Lamp wholesaling
  • Bed, bath and table linen wholesaling
  • Window blinds and shades wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Demand surges
  • Improving profit margins
  • Shifting landscape
  • Participation growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving conditions
  • Import opportunities
  • Input costs
  • Direct sales model continues
  • Table: Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Flooring Installers
  • Furniture Stores
  • Floor Covering Stores
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Department Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Blind & Shade Manufacturing
  • Carpet Mills
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Flooring and floor coverings
  • Linens, domestics, curtains and draperies
  • Miscellaneous home furnishings
  • Kitchenware
  • Other
  • Chart: Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Furnishing new homes
  • Existing home sales
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • Other
  • Private businesses
  • Individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLabor and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Home Furnishing Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling 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 Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • 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, eliminating the middleman.
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