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Carpets & Floorcoverings Market Report 2013

 

Although British companies are trusted and well-established, manufacturers and retailers in the industry have struggled to cope with these conditions and financial results are mixed. Market consolidation, particularly in the retail division, has been one of the effects of the crisis. This phenomenon has been further amplified by the rise in online sales. Increasingly, consumers are choosing to purchase carpets and floorcoverings online, where they have access to a wider range of goods. This helps them find not only the best value, but also the style to suit them most. This trend has increased variety in the carpets and floorcoverings industry in terms of colour, pattern and material, so consumers can choose the product to suit their individual styles.

 

Key Note predicts that in spite of tough trading conditions, the carpets and floorcoverings industry will continue to experience year-on-year growth between 2013 and 2017. The rate will be sluggish in 2013 and 2014, but will pick up as the economy recovers in 2015 onwards.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Foreword

 

Executive Summary

 

Market Definition

 

REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS

MARKET TRENDS

UK Housing Market

Homes that Reflect Consumers' Personalities

Demand for Good Value and Quality Products

UK Manufacturers' Sales

ECONOMIC TRENDS

MARKET POSITION

The UK

Overseas

 

Market Size

 

THE TOTAL MARKET

BY MARKET SECTOR

Carpets

Wood/Laminate

Vinyl Flooring

Tiled Flooring

OVERSEAS TRADE

General Overview

Imports

Exports

 

Industry Background

 

RECENT HISTORY

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

EMPLOYMENT

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

British Textile Machinery Association

British Wood Flooring Association

The Carpet Foundation

Fibre-Bonded Carpet Manufacturers Association

The Tile Association

 

Competitor Analysis

 

THE MARKETPLACE

MARKET LEADERS

Carpet Manufacturers

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