Production in the world furniture industry
In 2006, the furniture global production reached 271.9 billion Euros or an increase of 5.1% in value compared with 2005.
The EU-27 furniture manufacturers produced 99.4 billion worth of furniture or a increase of 4% compared with 2005. This production accounted for some 36.6% of the global production.
The NAFTA zone (USA, Canada and Mexico) was responsible for about 29 of the global production (79.4 billion Euros).
The Asia zone produced the equivalent of 74.1 billion Euros (+7% compared with 2006 or the fastest growing furniture producing area) with China (40.5 billion Euros / +12%) and Japan (15.2 billion Euros) being the major producers in the area.
The production of Latin American countries exceeded 5 billion Euros with Brazil accounting for two thirds of the production.
By country, the USA with 67.7 billion Euros, accounted for some 25% of the world production.
The top 20 furniture producing countries accounts for some 87% of the world production. Out of them, 11 countries are European, 4 are Asian, 4 American and 1 Oceanian.