Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2019

Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2019
28th January, 2020

At a glance:

The 58 page Digest comprises 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. It covers furniture manufacturing, furniture and furnishings retail and international trade, alongside statistics on consumer behaviour including spend, lending and house buying.


  • 2018 turnover for furniture and furnishings manufacturing sectors was £12.2 billion, a 3.1% increase
  • Consumer expenditure on furniture and furnishings was £17 billion in 2018; 10.5% year-on-year growth
  • Sales continued to rise into 2019 in first (5.8%) and second (4.8%) quarters
  • In 2018, 6,379 furniture manufacturers employed 93,000 individuals
  • Imports of furniture into the UK in 2018 decreased by -2.3% to £6.17 billion

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