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The global sofa market, a segment of the broader furniture industry, has been experiencing growth in recent years. Even though precise figures beyond 2025 are not provided in the text, we can infer trends based on the available data. In 2018, the world sofa market was estimated at about $67 billion and was projected to reach nearly $95 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.1%. Spain, notable for its sofa production, had a sofa market worth €621.2 million in 2018, showing a robust 42% increase since 2014.

This growth was attributed to a significant rise in production intended primarily for domestic consumption. Spanish consumer trends indicated a preference for practical and efficient furniture like convertible sofas, driven by rising urban housing costs and smaller living spaces. The local consumption trend also suggested a favorability towards domestically produced furnishings. Online sales have been flourishing, doubling from 2015 to 2018, with major players such as Amazon and Corte Inglés leading the market. On the manufacturing side, the Spanish furniture industry registered 8,886 companies with a turnover of $2.89 billion in 2017. Distribution channels varied from large retailers, such as Ikea, to specialized high-end stores.

Regarding the regulatory environment, European directives, particularly the General Product Safety Directive, ensured a high safety standard for the products in the market. No specific data from 2020 onwards is provided, but these overarching trends and market structures offer a snapshot into the general state and potential future trajectory of the sofa market..The sofa market in the country is experiencing steady growth, mirroring the wider furniture market's positive trajectory. Sofas, considered essential for furnishing living spaces, are at the heart of this market expansion. 

Spain's furniture sector has seen consistent growth, with the market increasing by around 3% from 2016 to 2017, reaching a value of between €4.3 and €4.4 billion. The burgeoning bath and kitchen segments have spearheaded this expansion, but the sofa segment has also contributed notably to the sector's dynamism with a 4.6% growth rate. Focusing on the domestic sofa market, a combination of increased production (a 53% hike since 2014) and robust domestic demand has propelled the market size to approximately €620 to €630 million in 2018. Most production caters to the national market, as export growth has not matched production rates. Sofa manufacturing in Spain heavily favors wooden frame designs, which dominate national production by 77%, with metal frame options trailing at less than 20%. A mere fraction of the market is dedicated to convertible sofas. The trade balance reflects a marginal deficit, with imports of around €280 to €290 million slightly outweighing exports priced at about €230 to €240 million in 2018.

Notably, exports of metal frame sofas exhibit a healthy coverage rate, indicating a robust export market for this category. Household expenditure on furniture has consistently represented over 4% of total household expenses, with an average annual spending per household on furniture being between €1,350 and €1,400 in 2018, indicating a steady upward trend in consumer investment. The housing market heavily influences furniture demand, as new housing developments often precipitate new furniture purchases, including sofas. Building permits, a reliable indicator of real estate health, have surged by 36% from 2014 to 2018, although numbers are.

Key Players in the Spanish Sofa Market Landscape

The Spanish sofa market, a thriving component of the broader furniture industry, features a rich tapestry of manufacturers and distributors. These entities range from mass-market giants to high-end specialty stores, each carving out their niche in a bustling marketplace.

Manufacturers Stepping Up the Production Game : Within the production sphere, the market is governed by activity code 3109 "Manufacture of other furniture," which includes a broader range of furniture beyond sofas. Notable manufacturers that stand out in the sector include Kettal, renowned for their outdoor furniture expertise, and Glicerio Chaves Horneros, specialists in crafting exquisite bedroom furniture.

Distribution Channels : Uniting Producers and Consumers Moving products from factories to living rooms, wholesalers operate under the business code 4647. They serve as crucial intermediaries in the furniture and lighting markets. One of the prominent names here is Andreu World, whose impressive portfolio makes a significant dent in the wholesale trade figures. Retailers, coded under 4759, bring diversity to the distribution landscape. They range from large-scale stores to quaint specialty boutiques. Ikea Ibérica dominates this segment with its extensive reach and international brand recognition. Other notable players include Sarton Canarias, an Ikea management subsidiary in the Canaries, and Maisons du Monde España, which adds a touch of French flair to the Spanish home decor scene.

High-End Retailers and Department Stores : The Pinnacle of Sophistication In the posh streets and upscale malls, El Corte Inglés stands as a beacon of luxury, catering to the high-end market segment with refined taste. This chain of department stores offers an array of brands including Natuzzi Italia and Boconcept, with offerings that ascend to the heights of €4,000 for top-tier sofas.

Specialty Shops and the Premium Market : Shifting to the specialty market reveals exclusive names like If Divani, Housing, and Sofa Las Rozas. These stores operate in various Spanish cities, from Madrid to Marbella, each showcasing a curated selection of premium sofas for discerning customers with an eye for design and quality.

The Rise of E-commerce in Sofa Sales : The digital realm cannot be overlooked, as online sales have skyrocketed, led by global behemoth Amazon and supported by localized forces such as Mediamarkt and Conforama. These platforms have successfully capitalized on the growing trend of online furniture shopping. **Fairs and Exhibitions - Showcasing the Latest Trends**

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1.1 Definition and scope of study

A sofa is a long seat with a backrest, on which one or more people can sit. It can be of different shapes, or made of different materials (leather, fabric...). The sofa market is therefore a segment of the so-called "furniture" segment, used mainly in living and dining areas, and is therefore part of the furniture market

The sofa market is growing, driven by the dynamism of the broader furniture market in which it is a segment. The sofa is indeed a central piece of furniture in the furnishings of a living room, and as such it is one of the parts necessary to equip a fireplace

Spain is a major producer of canapés, with production mainly located in certain well-defined regions, and as such the market offer is wide and diversified. The sofas are also sold through different types of distribution actors.


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Ikea lowers its prices, Maisons du monde struggles - 27/10/2023
  • Ikea competitor Maisons du Monde saw its sales fall by 9.4% to 252.3 million euros in the third quarter of its 2023 financial year.
  • Maisons du Monde sales fell by 13.6% internationally, while in France they were down by only 5.6%.
  • Maisons du Monde's sales for the first 9 months of 2023 were 795.7 million euros, a decline of almost 10%. Maisons du Monde forecasts a 10% drop in sales for 2023
  • Ikea, the French furniture market leader, has posted record sales of 3.8 billion euros for its 2022-2023 financial year, an increase of 16% on the previous year.
  • In 2021, Ikea has raised its prices by an average of 9% worldwide.
  • In France, Ikea opened its 34th major store in Nice.
  • In 2021-2022, Ikea achieved sales growth of 13.4% in France
  • Growth was driven by bedroom (+34%) and kitchen (+14%) sales.
El Corte Inglés exceeds 1 billion euros in profit by 2022 - 18/04/2023

  • Increase in operating profit between 2021-2022 and 2022-2023: 20%.
  • Net profit excluding extraordinary events for the 2019-2020 financial year: 310 million euros.
  • Approximate total net profit for fiscal year 2022-2023: 1 billion euros.
Maisons du Monde in battle to limit damage - 28/07/2022
  • Action plan for the second half Limiting the decline in sales and restoring gross margin by 2023
Maisons du Monde revises its results downwards. - 30/05/2022
  • Sales down for 2022 and earnings revised downwards, from 9% to 5%.
  • Targets announced for 2025 (sales of 2 billion euros vs. 1.3 today) are further away.
  • Cash flow, meanwhile, has been more than trebled, dropping from a forecast of 65 to 75 million euros to a range between 10 and 30 million euros.
Maisons du Monde generates 33% of its sales online - 10/03/2022
  • Online sales to rise from 33% of sales of
  • Sales 1.3 billion euros by 2021
  • French enthusiasm for home furnishings, with like-for-like growth of 13.4%
  • a rich physical network of 357 stores in France and abroad
  • present in Austria, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland
  • Ebit of 123 million euros, almost 10% of sales, up almost 40%

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