The Netherlands is the seventh Western European consumer, providing 4% of WE demand. It accounts for about 6% of WE imports. The Dutch furniture sector is traditionally characterised by a noticeable openness, favoured in this by its key geographic location as the doorway to Europe. After Switzerland, in Western Europe the Netherlands is the country with the highest import/consumption ratio. A peculiarity of the Dutch distribution system is the presence of a specific format for some categories of goods that is the boulevard. The boulevards dealing in furnishing products are called Woonboulevards. Furniture retailers in the Netherlands are making substantial investments in online activities in recent years.
This report on the home furniture retail industry in the Netherlands includes:
Macroeconomic indicators with information on Dutch 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 10 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