The Office Furniture Manufacturing industry has grown modestly over the past five years. Canadian demand for office furniture has been relatively weak in recent years. Spending on nonresidential construction, and thus new office and retail space, has inhibited domestic demand for related furniture. As a result, the industry has been highly dependent on demand from the United States. Over the next five years, exports are unlikely to continue supporting the industry. US demand will slow as growth in construction markets returns to historic norms. Meanwhile, changes in the way workplaces function are expected to reduce overall demand for furniture in business operations.
This industry produces a wide range of office furniture, including bookcases, cabinets, chairs, desks and filing cabinets. It also manufactures office and store fixtures, such as cafeteria countertops (except kitchen and bathroom), furniture parts and partitions. Furniture may be ordered predesigned or customized, and may be sold assembled or unassembled.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.