British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is a trade association that has represented the interests of the British furniture industry for more than 60 years. We are run by members for members and the wider industry. Membership is open to manufacturing companies in all sectors including upholstery, cabinet, bathroom, kitchen, office, mattress & beds. The supply chain is also important to BFM and our associate members include suppliers, retailers and ancillary companies to the trade. As a member of the BFM, you get many benefits including solutions, advice and practical support, trade data, opportunities to save costs, grow sales and enhance your profile.
The BFM has analysed the performance of the UK furniture market in 2013. The review is available to BFM members and it shows the value of the UK furniture market and sectors at manufacturers’ prices as well as average unit prices for UK produced products and prices per kilogram for imported and exported items.
Total market….at £9.7 billion, the UK market rose by 1.6% over the year. The value of Imported furniture rose by 2% to £4.4 billion. However, UK manufacturing values rose by 1% and this still represents 55% of the total UK market. The review covers furniture sectors including upholstery, sofa beds, bedroom, dining & living room, kitchen, office, shop and mattress making & supports.
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