France - The furniture market falls : - 2.9% in 2013

Posted in France on Friday, 28 March 2014. Print

The IPEA, the French institute in charge of forecasting and studies for the furniture industry, has just released its statistics on the French furniture market for the year 2013. Last year, the domestic furniture market decreased by 2.9% (taking into account stores closings and opening) and reached 9.27 billion euros.

France - The furniture market falls : - 2.9% in 2013

The market has dipped, to reach its lowest level since 2009. This decrease has to be seen in the context of other economic sectors which, like the automotive or  clothing industries, have known much more severe declines…

If we look into product families, household furniture (3.10 billion euros) is the best seller. Then comes  kitchen furniture (2.36 billion euros) and  upholstered furniture (sofas, armchairs, etc), with a 2.25 billion euro turnover.

As far as the retail business is concerned, with a turnover of 2.51 billion euros, homewares, with brands like Conforama and But, stand at the top of the podium. They are followed by the younger market offering (Ikea, Fly…) which, with 2.11 billion euros, dropped by 4.2%. In first place, with a turnover of 1.03 billion euros and a decline of 5.7%  compared to 2012, stands mid-range furniture, with brands like Mobilier de France or Monsieur Meuble.

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