This report provides an overview of the world upholstered furniture industry, with basic data (upholstery production, consumption, imports, exports) and forecasts 2008-2009 for 60 upholstered furniture markets. The growth of upholstered furniture imports and the role of upholstered furniture exporting countries in the world marketplace are also considered. Prospects of world upholstered furniture trade in 2007 and forecasts on the evolution of upholstery markets in the 60 countries (selected according to their contribution to production and international trade of furniture) are based on the analysis of furniture industry dynamics and of macro-economic indicators. The world consumption and production of upholstered furniture are broken down by geographical area: European Union (25 countries), Norway and Switzerland; non EU Central-East Europe and Russia; Asia and Pacific; Middle East and Africa; North America; South America. The analysis of the opening of upholstered furniture markets covers 10 years, with data on imports/consumption and exports/production ratio. Market shares of the major upholstery exporters are provided by developed and emerging/transforming countries. Trend in the world upholstered furniture trade is outlined, while forecasts 2008-2009 are provided for both upholstery consumption and trade in large markets. Statistics and outlook data are also available in a country format: historical series on upholstered furniture production, consumption and trade, opening of the upholstered furniture sector to foreign trade, growth of upholstery products consumption (forecasts), origin of upholstery imports, destination of upholstery exports, country rankings to place all statistics in a broad worldwide context. A section provides detailed company profiles of selected major upholstered furniture manufacturers.
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