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Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.470 | Mar 2017

Home comforts: Revenue has grown over the past five years as demand conditions have improved

IBISWorld’s Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Headlam Group plc Headlam Group plc market share
Rexel UK Limited Rexel UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
21,096
Businesses
2,419
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for furniture, carpet and lighting is often based on aesthetics, changes in fashion trends and capital expenditure on dwellings. Changing consumer tastes towards carpets have benefited the industry. Carpet sales have risen in the past few years, at the expense of substitute products such as laminate, wood and vinyl flooring, which are not included in the industry. The level of activity in the housing market affects demand for furniture, carpet and lighting. Over the past three years the housing market has strengthened, resulting in greater demand for the industry's products.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.1% to reach £4.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that the industry concentration level is low; the four largest firms are expected to account for 22.5% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Over the past five years, the major companies' such as Headlam have increased their market share by acquiring numerous rival firms. However, strong growth between 2013-14 and 2015-16 also prompted new enterprises to enter the industry. The level of market share concentration is expected to remain relatively stable in the next five years.

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What is the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale and distribute carpet, furniture and lighting equipment. Sofas, armchairs, dining tables, wardrobes and outdoor furniture are all included in the industry, but office furniture is not. Lighting equipment includes electrical light fixtures, ceiling light fixtures, chandeliers and table lamps.

Industry Products
Carpets and rugsIndoor furnitureOutdoor furnitureLighting products
 
Industry Activities
Carpet wholesalingSofa wholesalingTable wholesalingWardrobe wholesalingOutdoor furniture wholesalingCeiling and wall lighting fixtures wholesalingTable lamp wholesalingChandelier wholesalingLight bulb wholesaling


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