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Domestic Kitchen Furniture Market Report - UK 2019-2023

Published: 13/03/2019 / Number of Pages: 73 / Price: £895.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 15th edition of the 'Domestic Kitchen Furniture Market Report - UK 2019-2023' has been published by AMA Research. The kitchen furniture market saw increasing growth until 2016, but since then the rate of growth has slowed annually with uncertainty about the UK economy and the Brexit decision affecting consumer confidence and expenditure. This report incorporates original input and primary research and represents an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the kitchen furniture market.

Product sectors covered include:

  • Kitchen Furniture
  • Sinks
  • Worktops

Key areas of insight include:

  • Estimates and forecasts for 2019 through to 2023.
  • Improvements in materials and designs, providing a wider choice of work surfaces, sinks and accessories in particular, together with more products adapted for elderly and infirm customers.
  • Greater consumer awareness of products and fashion trends within the industry, with customers increasingly using the internet to research available products online, before examining potential layouts in situ at various retail outlets.
  • Growth in the market has benefited suppliers, such as Howden Joinery, Wren Kitchens and the Symphony Group.
  • The emergence of the 'smart kitchen' with the remote control of appliances from a smart phone is still in its infancy, with forecasts of growing penetration from an estimated 10% of appliances in 2018.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the domestic kitchen furniture market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies featured include:

AGA Rangemaster Ltd, Astracast, Franke U.K. Holding Ltd, Blanco UK,Nobia Holdings UK Ltd (Including Magnet, Gower Furniture, Rixonway Kitchens and Commodore Kitchens), The Symphony Group plc, Wren Living Ltd, Dennis & Robinson Ltd (Paula Rosa/Manhattan), Moores Furniture Group Ltd, Omega plc, Crown Products (Kent) Ltd, J & J Ormerod Ltd (JJO), Alno (UK) Ltd, Formica, Resopal, Dupont/Corian, Polyrey, Abet, ARPA, Westag & Getalit, Wilsonart, Bushboard, Kronospan, Egger, GEC Anderson and Pfleiderer Industrie, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), Deralam Laminates Ltd, C.F Anderson Timber Products Ltd, Hills Panel Products Ltd (HPP), Blackheath Products Ltd, Plasman (Laminate Products) Ltd, PWS Distributors Ltd, Potter Cowan, GEC Anderson Ltd, Reginox UK Ltd, SCD Luisina, Schock, Villeroy and Boch, Smeg and Pyramis


The Market

  • Total kitchen furniture market - market background, product mix by value.
  • Furniture, worktops and sinks market - historical market development, analysis of market size by value 2014-2018. Forecasts of market sizes to 2023.
  • Factors influencing market development - housebuilding, economy, house price inflation, RMI, consumer confidence, growing influence of design/style changes, population mix changes, increases in the number of second/third time buyers, decent homes programme etc.
  • Imports and exports - developments in import and export levels to 2017 (with estimates for 2018), factors influencing the level of imports and the changes in exports.
  • Fitted kitchen furniture ownership - changes in ownership levels 2018, factors influencing current and future ownership levels e.g. new housebuilding, choice of products now available, social housing.
  • Kitchen appliances - annual sales of integrated and free-standing products, mix by type of appliance, influence of appliance sales in fitted kitchen furniture market..

Products & Product Mix

  • Trends in design/materials in kitchen furniture - high proportion of modern and contemporary designs, greater consumer awareness; emphasis on performance and benefits, quality and features, trends in colours and finishes, long term trends in styles and designs, etc.
  • Flat-Pack/rigid units - market share mix, quality levels of flat-pack kitchens, factors affecting mix between flat-pack and rigid kitchens, market share of flat-pack/rigid kitchens, assembly methods of kitchen furniture.
  • Trends in design/materials in worktops - share mix by material, colour/pattern trends in worktops, growth of non-laminate materials such as solid surfaces, wood, stone/granite, stainless-steel advantages/disadvantages, new product developments.
  • Trends in design/materials in sinks - historic / current developments in materials, current and future trends, material share estimates, factors influencing material trends e.g. product development, fashion influences, popular colours, trends in other kitchen products. Sinks designed as 'food preparation areas'.

Distribution/Suppliers

  • Analysis of supply structure - supplier market shares, recent developments in supplier shares.
  • Profiles of leading suppliers - furniture, worktops, sinks suppliers, market position, analysis of activities, financial information etc.
  • Distribution channel shares - shares by value, trends/developments in shares, growth/declining sectors.
  • Role of distributors - importance of distributors in kitchen furniture market, own branding by distributors, review of major national distributors.

Report Summary

The kitchen furniture market is resilient and is driven to a large and increasing extent by replacement and improvement activity. This RMI sector is likely to provide a solid basis for market recovery, once the uncertainty of Brexit has been resolved. A previously strong performance in the housebuilding and housemoving sectors has been followed by more modest growth, which is likely to continue in the next few years, despite the acknowledged need for a more robust housebuilding programme. In the longer term, an improving economic outlook and renewed consumer confidence should help to create a positive environment for the kitchen furniture market.

Within the supply chain, margins are likely to be squeezed by the increasing cost of imported raw materials, although the effects of this should start to dissipate soon. In addition, continuing strong competition amongst both manufacturers and retailers could lead to further casualties in both sectors. Future growth in the market may support a higher level of imports, although UK manufacturers are increasingly competitive in terms of pricing and design innovation.


List of Report Contents

Contents Listing

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  2. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  3. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  4. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND MARKET PROSPECTS 9
  5. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 11
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 14
  8. 3.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 14
  9. 3.2 KEY DATA 15
  10. 3.2.1 GDP 153
  11. .2.2 Inflation & Interest Rates 15
  12. 3.2.3 Employment & Wages 16
  13. 3.2.4 Household Consumption 17
  14. 3.2.5 Sterling 18
  15. 4. OVERALL UK FURNITURE MARKET 19
  16. 4.1 OVERALL FURNITURE MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 19
  17. 4.2 CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS 21
  18. 4.3 HOUSING TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHICS 22
  19. 4.3.1 New Housebuilding 22
  20. 4.3.2 House Moving 24
  21. 4.3.3 Private Rental Market 25
  22. 4.3.4 Household Size 26
  23. 5. THE UK KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET 27
  24. 5.1 MARKET DEFINITION 27
  25. 5.2 OVERALL MARKET SIZE 27
  26. 5.3 MARKET TRENDS 28
  27. 5.4 OVERALL PRODUCT MIX 33
  28. 5.4.1 Kitchen Furniture 34
  29. 5.4.2 Worktops 34
  30. 5.4.3 Sinks 35
  31. 5.5 IMPORTS AND EXPORTS 35
  32. 5.6 HOUSEHOLD OWNERSHIP OF FITTED KITCHENS 36
  33. 5.7 PURCHASING SECTORS 37
  34. 6. PRODUCT TRENDS 38
  35. 6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
  36. 6.2 PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 38
  37. 6.3 KITCHEN FURNITURE 39
  38. 6.3.1 Fitted and Non-Fitted 39
  39. 6.3.2 Flat Pack and Rigid 39
  40. 6.3.3 Installation 40
  41. 6.3.4 Design Trends, Materials and Colours 41
  42. 6.3.5 Kitchen Furniture Components 43
  43. 6.4 WORKTOPS 44
  44. 6.4.1 Product Types 44
  45. 6.4.2 Material Trends and Colours 46
  46. 6.5 SINKS 47
  47. 6.5.1 Product Types 47
  48. 6.5.2 Material Trends 49
  49. 6.6 ACCESSORIES 51
  50. 7. KITCHEN APPLIANCES 52
  51. 7.1 INTRODUCTION 52
  52. 7.2 MARKET SIZE 52
  53. 7.2.1 Product Trends 53
  54. 7.2.2 Suppliers 55
  55. 8. SUPPLIERS 57
  56. 8.1 MARKET SHARES 57
  57. 8.2 KEY SUPPLIERS OF KITCHEN FURNITURE 57
  58. 8.3 KEY SUPPLIERS OF WORKTOPS 62
  59. 8.4 KEY SUPPLIERS OF SINKS 66
  60. 9. DISTRIBUTION 68
  61. 9.1 STRUCTURE 68
  62. 9.2 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS 68
  63. 9.3 RETAIL SPECIALISTS 69
  64. 9.4 DIRECT CONTRACT 70
  65. 9.5 HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES 70
  66. 9.6 FURNITURE MULTIPLES 71
  67. 9.7 OTHERS 72
  68. 9.8 DISTRIBUTORS 72

Tables & Charts

  1. CHART 1: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2014-2023 9
  2. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2019 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 15
  3. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2008-2023 16
  4. TABLE 4: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA - GB - TOTAL PAY - 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 17
  5. CHART 5: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 17
  6. TABLE 6: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2021 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
  7. TABLE 7: UK DOMESTIC FURNITURE MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2014-2023 19
  8. CHART 8: UK DOMESTIC FURNITURE % SECTOR MIX BY VALUE IN 2002, 2010 AND 2018 20
  9. TABLE 9: HOUSE BUILDING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS BY VOLUME 2014 -2022 22
  10. CHART 10: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS (ENGLAND) 2005-2018 % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING 23
  11. TABLE 11: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS (000'S) 2014-2022 24
  12. CHART 12: UK PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR (MILLION DWELLINGS) 2014 - 2023 25
  13. TABLE 13: AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE FOR GREAT BRITAIN 1991-2018 26
  14. TABLE 14: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE, WORKTOPS AND SINKS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2014-2023 27
  15. CHART 15: KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET MIX BY PRODUCT TYPE (FURNITURE, WORKTOPS, SINKS) BY VALUE 2018 33
  16. TABLE 16: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS (£M MSP) 2012-2018 35
  17. CHART 17: FITTED KITCHEN FURNITURE % HOUSEHOLD OWNERSHIP 1992-2018 36
  18. CHART 18: FITTED KITCHEN SALES % MIX BY PURCHASING SECTOR (NEW BUILD, REPLACEMENT, NEW PURCHASE) BY VALUE 2018 37
  19. CHART 19: KITCHEN FURNITURE % PRODUCT MIX (FITTED, NON-FITTED) BY VALUE 2018 39
  20. CHART 20: KITCHEN FURNITURE % PRODUCT MIX (RIGID, FLAT PACK) BY VALUE 2018 40
  21. TABLE 21: KITCHEN WORKTOPS % MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2006-2018 46
  22. CHART 22: DOMESTIC KITCHEN SINKS % PRODUCT MIX (SINGLE, TWIN, 1.5, 2.5) BY VALUE 2018 48
  23. CHART 23: DOMESTIC KITCHEN SINKS % MATERIAL MIX (STAINLESS-STEEL, CERAMIC, COMPOSITE, OTHER) BY VALUE 2018 49
  24. TABLE 24: UK KITCHEN APPLIANCE MARKET (£M MSP) 2014-2018 52
  25. TABLE 25: INTEGRATED KITCHEN APPLIANCE % PRODUCT MIX (COOKING, REFRIGERATION, DISHWASHING, LAUNDRY) BY VALUE 2018 53
  26. TABLE 26: KITCHEN FURNITURE SUPPLIERS % MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2018 57
  27. TABLE 27: MARKET DISTRIBUTION % CHANNEL SHARE BY VALUE 2018 68

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