Europe Furniture Industry Report 2024 - With a Value in the range of EUR 110 Billion, the European Market Accounts for More Than One-Quarter of the Global World Furniture Market

Dublin, April 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Furniture Industry in Europe" report has been added to's offering.

The Furniture Industry in Europe report contains all the main statistics and indicators useful to analyze the furniture sector in Europe and in 30 European countries.

Key Highlights

  • Europe continues to hold a crucial position in the global furniture industry, acting as a pivotal hub for production, market size and world trade.
  • With a value in the range of EUR 110 billion, the European market accounts for more than one-quarter of the global world furniture market. The largest markets are Germany, the UK, France, and Italy, which also rank among the top 10 furniture markets worldwide.
  • A significant proportion of the current demand in Europe is fulfilled by EU production, making up 80% of the total furniture consumption, while the remaining portion is sourced through imports from other countries.
  • After two years (2021 and 2022) of exceptional market growth, European furniture demand in 2023 contracted. It is estimated that furniture demand is forecasted to experience a slight decrease in real terms in 2024 and progressively slightly improve in the medium term (demand should return to more physiological growth in 2025).
  • The European furniture industry is predominantly comprised of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), supporting a substantial workforce, with over 1 million employees distributed over 135,000 manufacturing companies.
  • While remaining an SME-based industry, both industry and retail are progressively concentrating.
  • EU furniture manufacturers play a pivotal role in setting global trends, particularly in the high-end furniture market. In this segment, the EU stands out as a world leader, with nearly two-thirds of high-end furniture products sold globally originating from within the EU.

Report Scope

  • The first part of this study goes in-depth into challenges affecting the furniture industry, the future perspectives for the European furniture sector, and a hot topic for the European furniture industry, which is the green and digital transitions.
  • The role of Europe in the global furniture context is analysed with historical series of basic data (furniture production, consumption, and trade 2018-2023), the European furniture production performance and future perspectives, the main factors affecting the competitiveness of manufacturers (labor cost, availability of raw materials and components, investments in technology and machinery, innovations, recycling, sustainability, and circularity), imports penetration, exports orientation, description of the main furniture manufacturing countries.
  • The European furniture market potential and development insights: future perspectives of the furniture sector in Europe, furniture market forecasts up to 2025.
  • The Furniture manufacturing system and trends in the development of furniture production by segment, with trends in furniture sub-segments (available data up to 2022).
  • The competitive system in Europe, with the recent European furniture manufacturers' strategies, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • The Top furniture manufacturers in Europe: the competitive system analysis includes figures for the leading 50 European furniture companies (company name, country, website, activity, furniture specialization, total turnover, and the number of employees, share of furniture on total sales) ranked by their turnover.
  • This part also comments on the most recent challenges affecting the furniture industry, like the impact of the energy crisis, the geopolitical issues, the strategies implemented by the leading furniture manufacturers and suppliers, the supply chain disruptions, and the price increase.


For each considered country (Austria, Belgium-Lux, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK):

  • Market outline and macroeconomic trends
  • Production, consumption, imports, and exports of furniture for the time series 2018-2023
  • Comparison with the European furniture sector: country rankings on production, consumption, imports, and exports
  • Furniture market forecasts for 2024 and 2025
  • Trading partners: the origin of furniture imports and furniture export destination
    Value of furniture consumption and production by segment (upholstered furniture, office furniture, kitchen furniture, Furniture for bedroom, dining-living room* and other furniture)
  • Manufacturing system: number of furniture firms, and size
  • Short profiles of leading furniture manufacturers
  • Over 2000 short profiles of furniture manufacturers are also provided, with information on their activity, product portfolio, turnover range, employees range, general email address -when available- and website.
  • Types of furniture covered: Office furniture, Upholstered furniture, Non-upholstered seats, Kitchen furniture, Bedroom furniture, Dining and living room furniture, and Other Furniture.

Among the leading furniture manufacturers mentioned in this study:

  • Aquinos
  • BRW Black Red White
  • Cotta Collection
  • Design Holding
  • Ekornes
  • Friul Intagli
  • Howden Joinery
  • IKEA
  • Lifestyle Design
  • Natuzzi
  • Nobilia
  • Nowy Styl
  • Polipol
  • Schmidt Groupe
  • Schüller
  • Société Fournier
  • Steelcase
  • Welle Holding

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