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Household Furniture

Household Furniture

The household furniture market has rebounded at relatively sharp rates in 2013 and 2014 as new and existing home sales recovered. This market is expected to strengthen further during 2015 due to stronger gains for employment and personal income. Domestic manufacturers are beginning to benefit from these positive trends as import shipments gains level off.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Household Furniture. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Household furniture product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Upholstered household furniture
Wood living room furniture
Wood and metal dining room/kitchen furniture
Wood bedroom furniture
Wood infant and children furniture
Custom wood household furniture
Other metal household furniture
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Consumer household furniture spending
Furniture store sales
Housing starts and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Employment, personal income, mortgage rates
U.S. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends
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