Investing in the future of jobs and skills: Furniture - Sector report

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27 September 2009
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Total employment for the sector aggregate Furniture and other industries amounted to 2,007,000 persons in 2006 in the EU. Almost three-fourth of employment was concentrated in the furniture sector. The jewellery sector accounted for 6% of total employment. Two-third of employment in furniture is Read more

Total employment for the sector aggregate Furniture and other industries amounted to 2,007,000 persons in 2006 in the EU. Almost three-fourth of employment was concentrated in the furniture sector. The jewellery sector accounted for 6% of total employment. Two-third of employment in furniture is still in the ‘old’ Member States, with Germany being ranked first followed by Poland, Italy, and Spain. Overall speaking, employment in the sector shifted gradually but consistently from Western to Central and Eastern Europe over the last decade. 

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    Ef0985
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    Investing in the future of jobs and skills: Furniture - Sector report

    Total employment for the sector aggregate Furniture and other industries amounted to 2,007,000 persons in 2006 in the EU. Almost three-fourth of employment was concentrated in the furniture sector. The jewellery sector accounted for 6% of total employment. Two-third of employment in furniture is still in the ‘old’ Member States, with Germany being ranked first followed by Poland, Italy, and Spain. Overall speaking, employment in the sector shifted gradually but consistently from Western to Central and Eastern Europe over the last decade.

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  • Executive summary

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    EF09851
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    Investing in the future of jobs and skills: Furniture

    The furniture sector consists of different submarkets: chairs and seats, office shop furniture, kitchen furniture, other furniture (i.e. garden furniture) and mattresses. The countries with the largest furniture industries in Europe are Italy, Spain, France, Poland and Germany, which together represent 64 % of the total number of furniture manufacturing firms in Europe. In general there is a shift noticable from Western to Eastern European countries in manufacturing of furniture. 

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