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Office Furniture

Office Furniture

U.S. office furniture sales began to strengthen in 2014 along with sharper gains for employment and nonresidential construction spending. Metal products have been outpacing sales of wood office furniture and now account for some 70.0% of the total market. Sales are expected to strengthen further as employment gains accelerate and nonresidential construction spending remains on an upward trend.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Office 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
Office furniture product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
OFFICE FURNITURE SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Metal versus wood office furniture sales
Price Index trends
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Metal versus wood furniture
Seating
Desks and desk extensions
Files, storage units, and tables
Other 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
White collar employment trends
Nonresidential building construction spending
Consumer office furniture spending
Retail office furniture sales
U.S. OFFICE FURNITURE PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Profitability of metal versus wood office furniture plants
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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