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School Furniture Market in GCC 2016-2020

About the School Furniture Market in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Schools in the GCC region are purchasing furniture as per the needs of teachers and students while primarily focusing on student-oriented classroom setup. The Pre K-12 schools are investing in new and attractive furniture to make the school space lively, comfortable, and engaging for students. Keeping in mind the present day needs of children, schools are cautious while selecting early childhood furniture. Ergonomic designs are preferred as institutions realize its crucial role in a learning environment, which has changed rapidly during the past decade.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the school furniture market in GCC to grow at a CAGR of 15.25% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the school furniture market in GCC for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the following products:

  • Seating
  • Storage
  • Lab equipment
  • Others
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
Technavio's report, School Furniture Market in GCC 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Intermetal
  • Mahmayi Office Furniture
  • Steelcase
  • Technical Furniture Industries
  • VS Furniture
Other prominent vendors
  • EDUMAX
  • EduPark
  • TM Lab Systems
  • Knoll
  • Najmi Furniture
Market driver
  • Increased focus on ergonomic needs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Insufficient funds
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing emphasis on STEM education
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – School Furniture Market in GCC 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the school furniture market in GCC: Intermetal, Mahmayi Office Furniture, Steelcase, Technical Furniture Industries, and VS Furniture.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: EDUMAX, EduPark, TM Lab Systems, Knoll, and Najmi Furniture.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A key trend that will boost market growth is the growing emphasis on STEM education. Over the past few years, national governments in GCC has increased focus on providing STEM education to students. The government of Oman is encouraging students to take up careers, degree programs, and apprenticeships in STEM subjects because they realize the employment prospects in this field. To remain competitive across the global economy, Oman is trying to bring changes in its education system to prepare a pool of skilled workforce.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the increased focus on ergonomic needs. Furniture such as desks, tables, and chairs that are unsuitable for students can lead to discomfort and restlessness, reducing attention toward learning. Hence, educational institutions worldwide are following ergonomic standards in classrooms, which has become a crucial parameter while making purchase decisions. Schools and colleges are focusing on designing flexible furniture based on the age and height of students. For instance, vendors are offering chairs that can be personally adjusted and have sloping work surfaces.

Further, the report states that one challenge that would hamper market growth is the lack of funds. The setting up of a private school requires USD 80-120 million of funding in a region where the market to procure funds for private schools remains relatively immature.

Companies Mentioned

Intermetal, Mahmayi Office Furniture, Steelcase, Technical Furniture Industries, VS Furniture, EDUMAX, EduPark, TM Lab Systems, Knoll, Najmi Furniture.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Developments in education market in GCC: Overview
      • Table Real GDP % growth 2015-2019
    • GCC education projects
      • Table GCC construction projects segmentation by countries 2014 (%)
      • Table Leading education projects in Saudi Arabia
  • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table School furniture market in GCC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table GCC education expenditure 2014
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • School furniture market in GCC by product
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by product
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by product 2015 (%)
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by product 2020 (%)
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by product 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by product 2015-2020 (%)
    • School furniture market in GCC by seating
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by seating 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • School furniture market in GCC by storage
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by storage 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • School furniture market in GCC by lab equipment
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by lab equipment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • School furniture market in GCC by other
      • Table School furniture market in GCC by other 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table School furniture market in GCC by countries 2015 (%)
    • Table School furniture market in GCC by countries 2020 (%)
    • Table School furniture market in GCC by countries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Table School furniture market in GCC by countries 2015-2020 (%)
    • UAE
      • Table School furniture market in UAE 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Saudi Arabia
      • Table School furniture market in Saudi Arabia 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Qatar
      • Table School furniture market in Qatar 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Kuwait
      • Table School furniture market in Kuwait 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Oman
      • Table School furniture market in Oman 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Bahrain
      • Table School furniture market in Bahrain 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Changing teaching methods
    • Increased focus on ergonomic needs
    • Emerging integrated solution offerings
    • Favorable government reforms
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Insufficient funds
    • Highly fragmented market
    • Complexity in supply chain operations
    • Shortage of quality raw materials
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increase in online retailing
    • Rising demand for international education
      • Table Increase in non-nationals and nationals in GCC 2010-2015 (% of population)
    • Growing emphasis on STEM education
    • Emergence of private companies in GCC education sector
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Vendor matrix
    • Growth strategy
      • Table Key vendors: Strategic initiatives overview
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Intermetal
      • Table Intermetal: Product categories
      • Table Intermetal: Product offerings in education market
    • Mahmayi Office Furniture
      • Table Mahmayi Office Furniture: Product offerings in school furniture
    • Steelcase
      • Table Steelcase: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Steelcase: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Steelcase: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Technical Furniture Industries
      • Table Technical Furniture Industries: Product categories
      • Table Technical Furniture Industries: Product offerings in school furniture market
    • VS Furniture
      • Table VS Furniture: Product segmentation by end-user
      • Table VS Furniture: Product offerings in school furniture market
  • Other prominent vendors
    • EDUMAX
    • EduPark
    • TM Lab Systems
    • Knoll
    • Najmi Furniture
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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