A significant furniture importer, despite its moderate market size, Belgium is the sixth Western European importer and the ninth consumer, absorbing about 6% of WE imports and providing 4% of WE demand. The large scale organized specialist distribution is mainly made by international chains, particularly Dutch. The Leen Bakker, Kwantum and the Dutch Beter Bed chains are examples of groups also present in Belgium. The Swedish giant IKEA is currently the market leader.
This report on the home furniture retail industry in Belgium includes:
Macroeconomic indicators with information on Belgian economy;
Trend and value of home furniture consumption;
Analysis of home furniture imports by segment (upholstered furniture, non upholstered-seats, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture) and by country;
Home furniture sales by distribution channels and retail formats (Upholstery specialists, Kitchen specialists, Bedroom specialists, Large scale furniture specialists, Furniture discount stores, Specialists in RTA furniture/ Jeune Habitat, Equipement du Foyer, Furnishing and decoration specialists, Department stores, DIY);
Short profiles of 21 retailers including sales performances;
Also available on the European Union as a whole, Furniture distribution in Europe, which offers a comparative analysis of home furniture distribution in 13 European countries (Austria, <>Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, providing trends in home furniture consumption, distribution channels' market shares, retail formats, home furniture imports and short company profiles of leading retailers