DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/44xbqw/upholstered) has announced the addition of the "Upholstered Furniture and Beds Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis " report to their offering.
The report incorporates original research and provides a comprehensive review of the market, with information collated from a wide range of trade and other sources - not simply a collection of Government statistics. Data and comment is therefore specific and relevant to the markets involved. Key sectors covered include:
The upholstered furniture and beds market has moved in a volatile pattern in recent years. Following years of slow growth there was a modest upturn in 2010, though this was followed by a further decline in 2011. However, sales have improved steadily since then to reach an estimated value of £2.26bn at MSP in 2013.
Both the Upholstered Furniture and Beds markets are in the mature stage of their product life cycles and both are experiencing high levels of price competition. The mature nature of these markets has resulted in the emergence of niche sectors, particularly within the beds market. These niche sectors are expected to support volume growth in the near future, as prospects for the UK economy improve, mainly through a higher level of replacement purchasing, added value purchases and some value growth at the upper end of the market.
The housing market will continue to have a major influence on the purchase of consumer durables and there are currently signs of an upsurge in housing construction, after the dramatic decline in the market, as a result of the financial crisis. As far as UK manufacturers are concerned a major threat to growth in both the upholstery and beds sectors concerns the high level of imports, often from low-cost countries and price competition among the multiple retailers
Key Topics Covered:
3. Economic Environment
4. Overall UK Furniture Market & Housing Influences
5. Upholstered Furniture
6. Beds & Mattresses
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