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Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C31.010 | Aug 2016

Furnished for growth: Revenue is set to expand moderately, despite weakened demand conditions

The Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Senator International Ltd Senator International Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry manufactures a wide range of furniture for use in offices, shops and other establishments, including bookcases, shelves, desks and chairs. The total market for office and shop furniture is expected to be worth £3.2 billion in 2016-17, of which IBISWorld estimates that 43.8% is satisfied by imports. Exports are anticipated to generate 15.2% of industry revenue in the current year. Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.8% over the five years through 2016-17. Over the five-year period, businesses expanded their capital expenditure budgets, which stimulated demand for furniture. Commercial building construction activity also increased, which expanded demand as new buildings had to be furnished... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits low market share concentration. The four largest players in the industry are estimated to account for less than 10% of industry revenue. The industry is fragmented and characterised by small players. Over three-quarters of operators employ fewer than 20 people and only 3.8% of firms employ more than 100 workers. IBISWorld expects there to be 892 players operating in the industry in 2016-17.

However, concentration levels tend to be higher in specific product segments. Firms tend to specialise in a particular range of products or target specific niche segments of the industry. For instance, F.c. Brown (Steel Equipment) Ltd, the industry's second-largest player, focuses only on manufacturing steel storage products. Mea.. purchase to read more


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What is the Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture furniture for use in offices, shops and other public areas. They also manufacture furniture for establishments such as hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, schools and laboratories. Furniture made from stone, concrete or ceramic is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Wooden shop furnitureSeatsWooden office furnitureMetal furniture
Industry Activities
Manufacturing chairs and seatsManufacturing special furniture for shops, including counters, display cases and shelves Manufacturing office furnitureManufacturing laboratory furniture Manufacturing furniture for churches, schools and restaurantsManufacturing decorative restaurant carts

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