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Furniture Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 2500  |  NAICS 337000

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Household Furniture Manufacturing  (view report)
Office Furniture Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Smith Leonard PLLC
Furniture Insights

Monthly survey of residential products manufacturers and distributors provides dollar volume of new orders, shipments, and backlog for the current month, prior month, and current year-to-date and the same periods in the prior year, and percentage change in new orders, shipments, backlog, payrolls, employment, receivables, and inventories for the same time periods compared to the previous year.

American Home Furnishings Alliance
Industry Facts

Annual factsheet provides a summary overview of the residential furniture industry, with information provided including annual consumer spending for this sector in retail dollars, factory shipments and imports of wood and upholstered products, imports as a percent of wood and upholstered products sold in the U.S., and factory employment for the wood and upholstered household products sectors.

Resources available from this trade association include:

Office, Education, and Healthcare Market Size
Statistical summary developed by IHS Markit from government data provides aggregate market size data for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and North America for the last three years in terms of total dollar volume and the percentage change from the prior year, and preliminary estimated aggregate market size data for the most recent year using the same measures. Summary data is available free online.

BIFMA Statistical Program
Statistical program provides sales data for members on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, with industry overview summaries available all members and detailed reports available to members who
provide statistical data including the "Monthly North American Pulse", "Quarterly Geographic Market Summary", "Quarterly A-Level/B-Level Product Category Report", and "Annual Geographic Report".

Quarterly Product Category Reports
Sales reports provide year-to-date sales data for the current quarter compared to the same quarter
in the prior year by product category, with product categories covered in the reports including office products (e.g., chairs, filing/storage, tables, desks, case goods systems, panel/non-panel systems, and other accessories) and specialty non-office products for the healthcare and education markets.

Freedonia Group
Research reports available form this organization include:

Household Furniture: United States
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast market size by product line (e.g., upholstered, nonupholstered wood, and metal, rattan, and other nonupholstered products), and vendors profiled in the report including Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., La-Z-Boy Inc., and Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Office Furniture: United States
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical and forecast market size by product segment (e.g., desks and tables, seating, modular systems, and other products such as filing cabinets, bookcases, and credenzas), and vendors profiled including Steelcase Inc., HNI Corporation, and Herman Miller, Inc.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Furniture Manufacturing  Search for "337" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Furniture Manufacturing  Search for "337" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial ratio analysis can be viewed free online.

IBISWorld Research Reports
Household / Office Furniture Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for manufacturers of nonupholstered household furnishings made from wood or metal and upholstered products such as sofas and recliners; institutional furnishings for hospitals, schools, and other facilities; and office desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, and bookcases.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (NAICS 3371/3372)

Annual employment and wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area level for personnel employed by manufacturers of office desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, bookcases, and modular systems; upholstered and nonupholstered household furnishings; and institutional furnishings for hospitals, churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities.

PayScale, Inc.
Furniture Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions such as industrial designer, production manager, CNC operator, assembler, upholsterer, and finisher, with employers for which this data is provided including Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Knoll, Inc., La-Z- Boy Incorporated, Herman Miller, Inc., Flexsteel Industries Inc., and Sauder Woodworking Company.

BV Guides and Databases

Private company sales transaction data for over 900 industries.

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