An in-depth analysis of the latest available data sourced from Government bodies including the Office for National Statistics (ONS), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Communities and Local Government, and the Bank of England. The digest includes statistics on furniture manufacturing, furniture and furnishings retail and international trade, and consumer behaviour
This digest is an essential read for anyone operating in the furniture sector and is a distillation of information that is primarily sourced from the websites of government bodies such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS), HM Revenue and Customs, Communities and Local Government and the Bank of England. The available data (covering the period 2014 to 2017, plus some 2018 estimates) have been analysed and compiled to produce the following series of reports:
Consumer credit and lending
House starts and sales
The structure of the UK furniture manufacturing industry, its size, distribution and number of employees
Furniture manufacturers’ turnover, imports and exports
Trading relationships with the rest of the world and an analysis of trade gaps
All data sources are referenced within the report and are publicly available to organisations wishing to undertake their own statistical analyses. The industry structure figures cover furniture manufacturing as a whole and, in addition, data are presented for the following sub-sectors:
Office and shop furniture
Turnover, import and export data are presented for the above sub-sectors. It has also been possible to analyse each of these sub-sectors in more depth. As such, trade figures are shown for a range of contract, office and domestic product groups.
A brief commentary, largely focussing on medium-term trends and the changes between 2016 and 2017, supports the tabulated and graphical data.
Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2019