Among Western Europe countries, Sweden is the eighth biggest market, providing about 4% of WE demand, and its per capita furniture consumption is much higher than the European average. The Swedish furniture market is open to imports. China is the first supplier, but Sweden is one of the countries, together with Germany, with the highest import penetration from Central Eastern Europe. Poland and Lithuania are among the main suppliers, due to the increasing role as a supplier of the Swedish Ikea. In Sweden builders’ merchants have traditionally played a very influential role in furniture sales. Within the specialist channel, the large scale distribution has recorded a noticeable growth performance over the years. Leading players such as IKEA and Mio have implemented expansion strategies.
This report on the home furniture retail industry in Sweden includes:
Macroeconomic indicators with information on Swedish 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 15 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