Among the Western European countries Germany is the leading market both as a furniture consumer and as a furniture importer, providing about 23% of WE demand and absorbing about 22% of total WE imports. After the decline in home furniture consumption experienced in 2013, during the last two years the German market recorded a significant growth, and it was among the top 5 Western Europe countries by market performance. Germany relies mainly on imports coming from Poland, (still growing), where the integration with its productive system is still high. But also imports from China have been increasing. The major difference between Germany and the other European countries is the importance of buying groups, which lead the furniture distribution scene. During 2014 and 2015 major changes occurred in the landscape of major groups. In particular, XXXL Lutz left Begros and funded with Zurbrüggen and Pforzheim the Giga Buying Group. In 2014 Küchen Aktuell left Atlas.
This report on the home furniture retail industry in Germany includes:
Macroeconomic indicators with information on German 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 29 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