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CSIL contribution at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of World Furniture Confederation & World Furniture Forum



Alessandra Tracogna, CSIL Partner and Senior Market Researcher, was invited to present the latest data on the status and perspectives of the global furniture market at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of World Furniture Confederation & World Furniture Forum held on October 26th.


During the forum, speakers from different countries shared their knowledge and insights about the global furniture industry focusing on different topics, including innovation & development, market outlook, industrial chain, and sustainable development.



The world upholstered furniture market surpassing the pre-pandemic levels



According to CSIL (see ‘The world upholstered furniture industry’ report 2022), world consumption of upholstered furniture is worth nearly US$ 81 billion, recovering from the pandemic-induced contraction and even surpassing 2019 levels by over US$ 10 billion.

In 2021, world upholstery consumption increased by about one-fifth in current US$ compared to the previous year, and by more than one-tenth when compared to 2019.



See more:

- The world upholstered furniture industry, June 2022

- Top 100 upholstered furniture manufacturers in the world, October 2022


Top 100 office furniture manufacturers in Europe



The new CSIL publication 'Top 100 office furniture manufacturers in Europe' provides a bird's-eye view of the European office furniture competitive system through the analysis of the leading 100 producers benchmarking their performance, their level of specialization, their relevance in the business, and the whole sector concentration.

The world high-end furniture market



Anywhere in the world, the high-end furniture segment follows its own patterns, that are partially tied to the development of the whole furniture sector and partially detached from it. At the same time, product innovations and design concepts proposed by high-end furniture manufacturers are pursued by other producers, so the moves of high-end players often impact on the overall industry.


According to CSIL estimates (The world high-end furniture market, June 2022), the world’s high-end furniture market accounts for approximately 10% of the global furniture market, in terms of value.



The Ready-to-Assemble furniture industry developing fast



In the last twenty years, the Ready to Assemble (RTA)* furniture industry has developed fast, in terms of both the industry’s size and the products (support materials, finishing, assembling solutions) and distribution channels (registering a sharp increase in online sales).

According to CSIL, the RTA furniture industry increased by 3% yearly during the period 2016-2021, registering a higher growth rate compared to the performance of the fully assembled furniture production. The weight of the RTA furniture industry increased over time on the whole furniture industry and reached a value exceeding Eur 15 billion.



Source: ‘The European Market for RTA Furniture’ 2022  



Newest trends of Brazilian leather on show at Inspiramais



Invited by the Brazilian Leather project, developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil), CSIL has been attending the latest edition of this exhibition, taking place in FIERGS Events Center in Porto Alegre between the 19th and 20th of July, to keep an eye on trends in materials for the fashion and design sectors, with special attention to the leather segment.


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Furniture distribution in Europe. Facts and figures



According to CSIL, the European furniture market increased by 3% yearly in the last decade. The decrease in 2020 was more than compensated in 2021 with a growth of about 10%, reaching almost Eur 140 billion (at retail prices). In 2021, all the markets surpassed their 2019 market size, thus fully rebounding from the pandemic.


Europe is the second-largest market in the world, coming after the Asia Pacific and before North America, still playing an important role in the global furniture market - if globally benchmarked. However, significant structural changes over the past decades at a world level have severely affected the area, gradually reducing its importance.


Source: CSIL Report 'Furniture retailing in Europe', February 2022

Furniture Market News | Meet CSIL at Salone del Mobile



Here’s the latest Furniture industry news from CSIL

  • CSIL at Salone del Mobile: ask for a meeting with CSIL experts participating in the Salone del Mobile, the furniture exhibition to be held in Milan on June 7-12
  • Outdoor furniture: one of the best performer in the European furniture sector


Soon available at

  • The world upholstered furniture industry 2022: CSIL is conducting its yearly sector analysis on the global upholstered furniture industry.
  • The European market for office furniture 2022: the CSIL yearly report will outline and comment on the main transformations impacting the office furniture industry in Europe and will include all the statistics useful to analyse the current market and the scenario



CSIL Furniture Market Reports News - April 2022



Here’s the latest news and coming soon reports from CSIL Furniture Market Research

  • Ready-to-Assemble furniture
  • Working from Home
  • Office furniture
  • Competition, top furniture manufacturers in Europe
  • Outdoor furniture 


MEBLE POLSKA 2022 Furniture Trade Show coming in May



Not in February as originally planned but on 16-19 May 2022, the next edition of MEBLE POLSKA trade fair will be held in Poznań.

The change of date was due to the uncertain epidemic situation. Rescheduling the trade fair will ensure that participants benefit as much as possible from taking part in it.



MEBLE POLSKA Furniture Fair

16 - 19 May 2022

MTP Poznań Expo


More info at