IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Conference Tables procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Conference Tables - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of conference tables has been increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% due primarily to healthy demand and fluctuations in input costs. During the past three years, trends in the value of private nonresidential construction and corporate profit have been highly volatile. Despite a downward trend on average, values remain at fairly high levels. The number...


Conference Tables - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for conference tables is low. There are no hidden costs associated with the purchase of conference tables. However, buyers should be aware of the cost of services related to planning and delivery. Shipping costs, if not included in the price, vary depending on the size of the order and the distance of transportation. Other costs include installation or setup fees along...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of conference tables. Conference tables are manufactured from wood and nonwood materials for use in boardrooms or collaborative office settings. Manufacturers can customize conference tables according to buyer preferences. This report excludes all other office furniture, including credenzas, filing cabinets, chairs and drafting tables.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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