The furniture field 

According to IPEA, in 2007, the French furniture industry employed 73 435 employees and had a sales turnover of 9,1 billion Euros (before taxes). France is ranked as the 5th largest producer of furniture in the European Union and the 10th largest exporter worldwide (2,5 billion Euros before taxes). It is also the 4th largest importer (6,6 billion Euros before taxes).

The furniture industry in France includes a wide variety of specialties including :

• Housing Center
- Furnishings : furniture, seats, sofas
- Equipment : kitchen, bathrooms, shelving made to order
- Bedding : mattresses, box springs, duvet and pillows
- Art-work: furniture covering manufacturers, decorative art professionals for home decor, cabinet makers and artistic tapestries, contemporary workmanship

• Professional Life Center
- Fixtures and fittings
- Cafe, hotel and restaurant fixtures and fittings
- Office furniture
- Furniture for institutions
- Hospital furniture

•Additional items
- Funerary supplies (coffins)
- Organs
- Furniture manufacturing
- Furniture subcontracting

As regards the consumption of furniture, French spent about 9,65 billions TTC in 2008, that is a light 0,3 % fold with regard to the year 2007 which had registered a historically strong growth (7,3 %). The average budget becomes established in 1270 € by housework buyer (IPEA source).

The piece of furniture of kitchen stayed the segment of the most successful product in 2008 with a progress of its sales of 1,9 % in value, just in front of the bedding (1,6 %) marked by an acceleration of the renewal. The segment of the stuffed seats apoursuivi also its growth in 1,5 %.

The distribution of purchases by style is 70 % for the modern and the contemporary and 30 % for the former and the rustic.


Downloadable documents

National  2013 Mobiscope
   2012 Mobiscope
   2011 Mobiscope
   2010 Mobiscope
   2012 National Key Figures
   2011 National Key Figures
   2010 National Key Figures
   2009 National Key Figures
   2008 National Key Figures

 2007 National Key Figures

 2006 National Key Figures

 2005 National Key Figures
   2004 National Key Figures

 UNIFA Presentation

 3rd Domestic IFA Project

 3rd Professional IFA Project
   2009 Furniture Industry
   2008 Furniture Industry
   2007 Furniture Industry
   2006 Furniture Industry
Regional
 2009 Regional Key Figures
   2008 Regional Key Figures

 2007 Regional Key Figures

 2006 Regional Key Figures

 2005 Regional Key Figures
   2004 Regional Key Figures
Lorraine  Growth in membership from 2001 to 2012

 Growth in Lorrain exports from 2002 to 2006
   DRIRE Study - furniture's production - Nov 2009

 2006 ICN Study
   Cluster Study, September 29 2005
Divers
 MINEFI Presentation September 20 2007
   CODEFI Meuse Presentation June 23 2005
   IFA Presentation to CFDT June 05 2007
   UNIFA Presentation