The furniture industry in Poland
Poland is a large and fast-growing furniture-producing country that plays a key role in the European industry, boasting a long-standing manufacturing tradition.
The workforce of the Polish furniture industry comprises approximately 197,000 people employed in more than 21,000 companies.
The furniture industry in Poland is a fragmented sector, mainly composed of SMEs. It also includes medium to large companies that have increased their revenues with good margins and profitability in recent years.
The country’s furniture sector occupies an important position both on a European and global level. According to CSIL, Poland ranks third in Europe and seventh in the world for furniture production, while in terms of furniture exports, it ranks first in Europe and third globally.
Furniture production in Poland has almost doubled in the last 10 years. The growth has been mainly driven by exports, but the market has also increased in the last six years.
The United States is among the top ten destinations for Polish furniture exports. Polish manufacturers have increased their competitiveness in the US market, particularly in certain furniture segments, such as upholstered furniture. They have benefited from relatively low logistics barriers (delivery times, transport costs) compared to Asian competitors.
‘Poland furniture outlook’ is part of CSIL’s furniture COUNTRY REPORTS series which focuses on the features of the furniture sector in a specific country and provides key figures with different levels of detail.