Among Western Europe countries, Switzerland is the sixth biggest market, providing about 4% of WE home furniture demand. The Swiss furniture market is highly open. Germany is by far Switzerland's leading trading partner accounting for 40% of the its total imports. In Switzerland, furniture sales are mainly concentrated in the specialist channel. The distribution channels structure has changed significantly over the years. Recently in order to face a tough internal market, in which consumers are tempted by tourism shopping, overall chains have offered significant discounts, that put pressure on price. The market conditions were particularly harsh for retailers in the middle range.
This report on the home furniture retail industry in Switzerland includes:
Macroeconomic indicators with information on Swiss 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 11 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