Statistics Digest for the Furniture Industry 2023

Statistics Digest for the Furniture Industry 2023
13th March, 2024

At a glance:

The digest provides an analysis of the latest available data, sourced from government bodies and the Bank of England. The digest includes statistics on furniture manufacturing, consumer spending, furniture and furnishings retail and international trade.


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 Bank of England. The available data (covering the period 2018 to 2022 (where data is available), has been analysed and compiled to produce the following series of reports:

  • Consumer spend
  • The structure of the UK furniture manufacturing industry, its size, distribution and number of employees
  • Furniture manufacturers turnover, imports and exports
  • The total size of the furniture industry, including manufacturing, retailing, distribution and repair
  • 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 is presented for the following sub-sectors:

  • Office and shop furniture
  • Kitchen furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Other 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.

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