This report has been compiled by BFM using official government data and HMRC import and export data and is available free of charge to BFM members.

Some of the reports highlights:

  • Exports from the traditional furniture sectors improve by over 18%
  • Importers take more share of UK net supply; with 60% of the market across all furniture sectors, and 45% in the more traditional furniture sectors covered by this report
    • UK manufacturers now make only 6% of UK’s market for wooden dining and living room furniture
    • The value of UK home produced upholstered seats fell by 7.8% to under £1 billion with importers gaining 3% more of UK market
  • UK made products make up more than 80% of UK market in wooden furniture for offices, shops, kitchens, mattress supports and spring mattresses

The survey looks at:

  • How the market has changed over the last full calendar year
  • The value of UK manufactured sales
  • The value of imports and exports
  • The size of the UK market
  •  The percentage of the UK market attributable to UK production
  • The unit price of UK produced items

The sub sectors covered are:

  • Upholstery
  • Sofa beds
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Dining & living room furniture
  • Office furniture
  • Shop furniture
  • Kitchen units
  • Mattress supports for bed frames
  • Mattresses with spring interiors
  • Mattresses of cellular plastics

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