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

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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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Consumers have increasingly preferred carpets to other flooring products, boosting revenue
  • Improving economic conditions and rising construction activity have supported recent growth
  • The ongoing expansion of the housing market is expected to support sustained demand
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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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Additional Insights for the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture, lighting and homeware retailers and Capital expenditure on dwellings in the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    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, lighting and homeware retailers
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • A good footing
  • A fair exchange
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Enterprise and establishments
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Important developments
  • From the source
  • Consumer trends
  • Energy-efficiency trends
  • Table: Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers
  • Furniture, Lighting & Homeware Retailers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
  • Other Furniture Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Indoor furniture
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Lighting products
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Chart: Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction activity
  • Income and confidence
  • Wholesale bypass and e-commerce
  • Major Markets
  • Specialised furniture stores
  • Specialised carpet retailers
  • Department stores
  • Specialised paint, hardware and glass stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Headlam Group plc
    Rexel UK Limited
  • Table: Headlam Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Rexel UK Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Furniture, Carpet & Lighting 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, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Axminster Carpets
  • These are multicoloured and often intricately patterned carpets manufactured using a power loom.
  • Tufted Carpet
  • A form of carpet manufactured using a tufting machine. Needles punch fibres through a backing material to form loops.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • This is when retailers purchase directly from the manufacturer.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • 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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