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South Africa Furniture Outlook

III Ed. , 71 pages
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Language: English
Report Code: W7.ZA
Publisher: CSIL
Copyright: CSIL Milano
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Furniture and solid wood processing is an old and well established manufacturing industry within South Africa and one of the more traditional sectors that account for a significant proportion of employment.
This sector has been experiencing a tough few years, however, the future outlook seems promising, with demand kicking in from the low to middle income households, and with opportunities for niche markets.
In the longer term prospects become even rosier and are linked to the country's production and export potential. South Africa is a country with abundant raw materials. Also, generally speaking global companies with a presence in South Africa can benefit from the low risk of investing in a stable economy with a stable government, low labour costs and well-established infrastructure, financial and communication systems. Also, as a matter of fact, South Africa often represents a base from which to export products internationally, frequently to other Southern African, Sub-Saharan and Middle Eastern countries.

CSIL Market Research South Africa Furniture Outlook is part of the Country Furniture Outlook Series, covering at present 60 countries.

What can be expected to happen in the market in coming years?

An executive summary (see The Key Facts of the Furniture Sector) provides the furniture industry overview, based on CSIL processing of statistics and company data from official sources, both national and international, as well as industry information and field information collected through interviews with companies and industry experts. CSIL then provides an independent assessment of the industry performance and prospects for the coming years.

What is the market size and its growth rate?

Furniture industry performance is illustrated through updated furniture statistics and through tables, graphs and illustrated maps. Information covers all the main variables necessary to analyze the industry, from the supply side (see Productive Factors – sawnwood, wood-based panels, forest resources, woodworking machinery- and Furniture Production – by segment: upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture; by geographical regions in the country) to the market side (see Demand Determinants – population, per capita GDP, households, residential dwellings and buildings, new office buildings and international tourism), Furniture Consumption - by segment: upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture).

Which is the structure of import / export?

This study also considers the international trading activity (see Furniture Imports and Furniture Exports) including additional information on countries of destination/origin of furniture and placing all the statistics in a broader context by giving world comparisons of the imports/consumption and exports/production ratios.

Is there potential for my business to go into this country?

Future industry prospects and CSIL’s assessment of market potential are also provided (see Furniture Market Potential – in terms of size of the market, performance, furniture consumer spending, market openness, import penetration) and a cross-country comparison (see Annex: Country Rankings) further enriches the analysis.

Who are the main players, where are they, what do they do?

Information on actors operating in the country are provided both for manufacturers and retailers (see Major Furniture Companies ) for a total of 32 short profiles, and for other industry operators (see Sector fairs, Press and Institutional Bodies).

Furniture imports, 2000-2009

furniture imports of South Africa

Abstract of Table of Contents

South Africa. The Key Facts of the Furniture Industry
South Africa. Furniture Market Potential
Furniture market profile (size of the market, performance, furniture consumer spending, market openness, import penetration)
Furniture market forecasts (furniture consumption, real growth rates 2010-2012)
South Africa. Business Climate
Business climate rankings
- Among the other indicators: starting a business, enforcing contracts, paying taxes, registering property
Selected business climate indicators
- Among the other indicators: time required to build a warehouse, logistic performance index
South Africa. Demand Determinants
Population, breakdown by age group
Households and urban population, population by region
Population and per capita GDP by region
New residential dwellings
Residential and Non Residential Buildings by type of building and international tourism
South Africa. Furniture Consumption
Per capita furniture spending in South Africa compared to the average level for the High Income countries. Ratio (%)
Furniture consumption. Comparison with the aggregate for Middle and Low Income countries
South Africa. Furniture Imports and Exports
Furniture import and exports, imports/consumption and exports/production ratio
Furniture imports and exports. Comparison with the aggregate for Middle and Low Income countries
Main countries of origin-destination of furniture imports- exports
Furniture imports-exports by geographical area of origin-destination
Furniture imports and exports by segment
- Upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture, furniture n.e.c.
South Africa. Sector Fairs, Press and Institutional Bodies
South Africa. Productive Factors
Consumption of sawnwood and wood-based panels
Forest resources and distribution of land
Imports of wood-based panels and woodworking machinery
South Africa. Furniture Production
Location of top furniture companies
Furniture production growth performance. World comparison
Furniture production. Comparison with the aggregate for Middle and Low Income countries
South Africa. Top Furniture Companies
32 short company profiles
South Africa. Annexes
South Africa. Country Rankings
- Among the other indicators: country attractiveness, per capita furniture spending, furniture growth rates, furniture market openness
South Africa. Socio-Economic Data
- Macroeconomic Trends, exchange rates, value added breakdown, labour market indicators, investment and human capital
South Africa. Furniture Data
- Production, exports, imports and consumption: Absolute values and year on year variations
- Furniture Market Forecasts: Year on year variations

Selected companies mentioned:

Steinhoff International, JD Group, Ellerine Holdings, CN Business Furniture, Bravo Group, Easylife Kitchens

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