The Office Furniture Wholesaling industry endured a turbulent time over the past five years. The industry started the five-year period through 2015-16 on a low base owing to the prolonged effects of the economic downturn, which weighed on demand from corporate businesses and public institutions. Many UK companies reduced their headcounts in response to financial uncertainties. Consequently, demand for office furniture wholesalers fell considerably during the first few years of the five-year period. However, an improving economy and a rising employment rate have invigorated industry demand in more recent years, enabling industry revenue to grow.
Office furniture wholesalers stock a range of office furniture including bookshelves, cabinets, chairs, desks, filing cabinets, furniture parts and cubicle partitions. Furniture may be ordered off the shelf or it can be custom-made. Items may be sold assembled or unassembled.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.