A Closer Look at Britain's Furniture Industry

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The United Kingdom imports over 7.9 Billion GBP worth furniture annually. Not more than a decade ago, the total furniture, bedding and mattresses import of Britain were an average of 438.61 Million GBP. The record low import was 208.97 GBP Million in January of 2000 and the highest all time high of 711.32 GBP Million in March of 2015. Here are a few more numbers about Britain’s furniture industry, take a look!

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BRITAIN’S FURNITURE INDUSTRY Britain Furniture industry 03 3000 in repair 06 7969 companies 02 136000 in specialist furniture and furnishings 04 10000 in leasing 05 53000 registered specialist designers 01 242000 Employees 242000 people in both retail and wholesale Britain has one of the most sustainable furniture industry. On average a Briton spends one-fifth of income on homes.The furniture industry contributes £10.1 billion to Britain’s GDP equating 1.9 of manufacturing output.

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2 CONTRACT o Household retail consumers o Desks o Work stations o Cabinets o Public sectors including Hotels Schools Hospitals Restaurants Airports 1 DOMESTIC 3 OFFICE 1 2 3 3 TRADITIONAL SEGMENTS Office and contract are attributed to 30 of UK’s furniture manufacturing turnover. 30 TURNOVERS

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TURNOVERS £5 Million or More Turnover 83 Companies Less than £1 million Less than £250000 58 Companies £

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EMPLOYMENT 78 COMPANIES Less than 10 people 9O LOREM IPSUM More than 250 People 40 companies only

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£12.2 billion in 2014 Total Imports £4.8 billion Total Exports £930 million 01 02 03 10 11 TOP IMPORT SOURCES THE UK FURNITURE MARKET 40 companies only

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10 11 33 19 10 9 10 TOP IMPORT SOURCES TOP EXPORT SOURCES REPUBLIC OF IRELAND GERMANY FRANCE USA CHINA ITAL Y POLAND

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19 10 9 10 TOP EXPORT SOURCES Source: britishfurnitureconfederation.org.uk www.manchesterfurnituresupplies.co.uk Manchester Furniture Supplies | mfs contemporary furniture REPUBLIC OF IRELAND GERMANY FRANCE USA CHINA ITAL Y POLAND

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