Outdoor and Casual Furniture

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Published Sep 1, 1998 | 176 Pages | Pub ID: SB342

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This comprehensive study from Specialists in Business Information covers the $2 billion market for outdoor and casual furniture. SBI analyzes U.S shipments and imports on metal, plastics, reed and rattan, and wood outdoor and casual furniture. Separate chapters supply data on household purchases and demographics, distribution channels, and factors affecting domestic demand. It furnishes data on the cost structure and profitability of U.S. plants, and provides data on household purchases by income, age, household size, and region.

U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Market Trends

  • Executive Summary
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Material and Shipment Mix
  • Competition From Foreign-Based Manufacturers
  • Industry Pricing and Profit Margins
  • Outlook
  • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Market, 1992-2003 (Dollars)
  • Table 1-2 Value of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Market by Material, 1992-1998 (Dollars): Metal, Reed and Rattan, Plastics, Wood, and Total Market
  • Table 1-3 Value of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Market by Material and Product, 1992-1998 (Dollars): Metal, Reed and Rattan, Plastics, and Wood Furniture; Seating and Other Furniture Products
  • Table 1-4 U.S. Quantity Outdoor and Casual Seating Product Market by Material, 1992-1998 (Number): Metal, Reed and Rattan, Plastic, Wood, and Total
  • Table 1-5 Share of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Supply From Domestic and Foreign Sources by Material and Product Type, 1992-1998 (Percent): Metal Seating and Other Furniture, Reed and Rattan Seating and Other Furniture, Plastics Seating and Other Furniture, and Wood
  • Scope and Methodology

U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Factory Shipments and Growth Analysis
  • Position In the U.S. Household Furniture Industry and Volume Shipments
  • Gains Hindered by Rising Foreign Competition
  • Domestic Industry Material Shipment Mix
  • Seating and Other Products
  • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments, 1967-2003 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-2 Outdoor and Casual Furniture's Share of the U.S. Household Furniture Industry, 1967-2003 (Dollars and Percent): Total Household Furniture Shipments, Percent Gross Domestic Product, and Outdoor and Casual Furniture Percent Total Household Furniture
  • Table 2-3 Real U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments, 1972-2003 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-4 Value of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Material, 1967-2003 (Dollars): Tubular Aluminum, Cast and Wrought Iron, Other Metal Furniture, Reed and Rattan, Wood, and Plastics
  • Table 2-5 Percent Distribution of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Material, 1967-2003 (Percent): Tubular Aluminum, Cast and Wrought Iron, Other Metal Furniture, Reed and Rattan, Wood, and Plastics
  • Table 2-6 Value of U.S. Seating and Other Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Material, 1987-2003 (Dollars): Tubular Aluminum, Cast and Wrought Iron, Reed and Rattan, Wood, and Plastics
  • Table 2-7 U.S. Quantity Outdoor Seating Product Shipments by Material, 1987-2003 (Number): Tubular Aluminum, Cast and Wrought Iron, Reed and Rattan, Wood, and Plastics, and Total Shipments

U.S. Shipments by Material and Product Type

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Tubular Aluminum Furniture
  • Cast and Wrought Iron Furniture
  • Reed and Rattan Furniture
  • Wood Furniture
  • Plastics Furniture
  • Table 3-1 Value of U.S. Tubular Aluminum Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Type, 1967-2003 (Dollars): Seating and Other Tubular Aluminum Furniture
  • Table 3-2 U.S. Value and Quantity Tubular Aluminum Outdoor and Casual Seating Product Shipments, 1967-2003 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 3-3 Value of U.S. Cast and Wrought Iron Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Type, 1967-2003 (Dollars): Seating and Other Cast and Wrought Iron Furniture
  • Table 3-4 U.S. Value and Quantity Cast and Wrought Iron Seating Product Shipments, 1967-2003 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 3-5 Value of U.S. Reed and Rattan Furniture Shipments by Type, 1972-2003 (Dollars): Seating and Other Reed and Rattan Furniture
  • Table 3-6 U.S. Value and Quantity Reed and Rattan Seating Product Shipments, 1987-2003 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 3-7 Value of U.S. Wood Outdoor Furniture Shipments by Type, 1967-2003 (Dollars): Total Shipments, Chairs and Other Seating Products, and Other Wood Outdoor Furniture
  • Table 3-8 U.S. Value and Quantity Wood Outdoor Seating Product Shipments, 1967-2003 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 3-9 Value of U.S. Plastics Outdoor and Casual Furniture Shipments by Type, 1972-2003 (Dollars): Seating and Other Plastics Furniture
  • Table 3-10 U.S. Value and Quantity Plastics Outdoor and Casual Seating Product Shipments, 1987-2003 (Number and Dollars)

U.S. Imports of Outdoor and Casual Furniture

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • U.S. Import Trends
  • Import Penetration Levels
  • Seating Product Imports
  • Garden Umbrella Imports
  • Sources of Foreign Supply
  • Table 4-1 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Imports by Material by Furniture Type, 1992-1998 (Dollars): Metal Seating and Other Furniture, Reed and Rattan Seating and Other Furniture, and Plastics Seating and Other Furniture, and Wood
  • Table 4-2 U.S. Imports of Metal Outdoor Seating by Type, 1992-1998 (Number and Dollars): Household Seating With Or Without Cushions Or Coverings, and Nonhousehold Seating With Or Without Cushions Or Coverings
  • Table 4-3 U.S. Imports of Metal Household Outdoor Seating For the Top Eight Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-4 U.S. Imports of Metal Nonhousehold Outdoor Seating For the Top Nine Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-5 Value of U.S. Reed and Rattan Furniture Imports, 1987-1998 (Dollars): Total Imports, Seating, Other Furniture, and Parts
  • Table 4-6 U.S. Imports of Reed and Rattan Seating by Material, 1992-1998 (Number and Dollars): Seating of Rattan, Seating of Cane and Similar Materials, and Total Seating Imports
  • Table 4-7 U.S. Imports of Other Reed and Rattan Furniture by Type and Material, 1992-1998 (Dollars): Other Household and Nonhousehold Rattan Furniture, and Other Household and Nonhousehold Furniture of Cane and Similar Materials
  • Table 4-8 U.S. Imports of Reed and Rattan Seating For the Top Eight Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-9 Value of U.S. Imports of Other Reed and Rattan Furniture For the Top Seven Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Dollars)
  • Table 4-10 Value of U.S. Imports of Parts For Reed and Rattan Furniture For the Top Six Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Dollars)
  • Table 4-11 U.S. Imports of Plastics Outdoor Seating by Type, 1992-1998 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-12 U.S. Imports of Plastics Household Outdoor Seating For the Top Eight Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-13 U.S. Imports of Plastics Nonhousehold Outdoor Seating For the Top Five Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-14 U.S. Garden Umbrella Imports, 1989-1998 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-15 U.S. Imports of Garden Umbrellas For the Top Eight Countries of Origin, 1992-1997 (Number and Dollars)

U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Pricing Trends

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Outdoor and Casual Furniture Price Movements
  • Price Changes by Material Sector
  • Comparison of Domestically-Made and Imported Seating Product Prices
  • Table 5-1 U.S. Producer Price Trends For Outdoor Furniture, 1972-1998 (Index)
  • Table 5-2 Comparative U.S. Producer Price Index Growth For Outdoor Furniture and Total Household Furniture, 1978-1998 (Percent)
  • Table 5-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends For Outdoor Furniture by Material, 1987-1998 (Index): Wood, Tubular Aluminum, Cast and Wrought Iron, Other Metal, Reed and Rattan, and Plastics
  • Table 5-4 Average Outdoor Seating Product Prices of Domestic Manufacturers and Foreign Suppliers by Material, 1992-1998 (Dollars): Metal, Reed and Rattan, and Plastics Furniture

Cost Structure of the U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Industry

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Material Costs
  • Labor Situation
  • Profit Margins
  • Table 6-1 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plant Operating Ratios by Facility Product Specialization, 1977-1998 (Percent): Metal Outdoor and Casual Furniture, Plastics and Rattan Furniture, and Wood Outdoor and Unfinished Furniture; Payroll and Material Costs Percent Total Plant Shipments
  • Table 6-2 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plant Gross Profit Margins by Facility Product Specialization, 1967-1998 (Percent): Metal Outdoor and Casual Furniture, Plastics and Rattan Furniture Plants, and Wood Outdoor and Unfinished Furniture
  • Table 6-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends For Major Material Inputs, 1977-1998 (Index): Finished Fabrics, Plastics Resins, Lumber, and Metal and Metal Products
  • Table 6-4 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plant Labor Situation by Facility Product Specialization, 1967-1998 (Number, Dollars, and Percent): Metal Outdoor and Casual Furniture, Wood Outdoor and Unfinished Furniture, and Plastics and Rattan Furniture; Total Employees, Shipments Per Employee, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours
  • Table 6-5 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plant New Capital Expenditures by Facility Product Specialization, 1967-1997 (Dollars and Percent): Metal Outdoor and Casual Furniture, Wood Outdoor and Unfinished Furniture, and Plastics and Rattan Furniture; Capital Expenditures

Competitive Environment

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Fragmented Domestic Industry
  • Rising Competition From Foreign-Based Manufacturers
  • Consolidation Among More Highly Capitalized Companies
  • Table 7-1 U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Sales For Ten Top Suppliers and Share of the Total U.S. Market, 1997 (Dollars and Percent)
  • Table 7-2 Number of U.S. Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plants and Facility Revenues by Facility Product Specialization, 1977-1998 (Number and Dollars): Metal Outdoor and Casual Furniture Plants, Plastics and Rattan Plants, and Wood Outdoor and Unfinished Furniture
  • Table 7-3 Number of U.S. Manufacturers by Product Line and Average Shipments Per Company, 1982-1992 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 7-4 Sales and Profit Trends For Three U.S. Outdoor Furniture Manufacturers, 1994-1998 (Dollars and Percent)

Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Syroco Emphasizes New Products
  • New Furniture Collection
  • New Furniture Pieces
  • New Colors
  • Meeting the Needs of Mass Merchandisers
  • Meadowcraft Expands Capacity
  • Winsloew Consolidates Position In Contract Market
  • Stronger Competitors Entering Market
  • Methodology, Sources, and Objectives
    • Ajay Sports, Inc
    • Leisure Life Subsidiary Sales
    • Casual Furniture Product Lines
    • Manufacturing Activity
    • Marketing and Distribution
    • Export Potential and International Expansion
    • New Products and Other Recent Developments
    • Barlow Tyrie, Inc.
    • Products and Distribution
    • New Products
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Brown Jordan International, Inc.
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Product Line and Distribution
    • New Products
    • Ethan Allen, Inc
    • Company Enters the Outdoor Casual Furniture Category
    • Launches Four Looks
    • Flanders Industries, Inc
    • Lloyd/Flanders Subsidiary and Sales
    • New Products
    • Furniture Brands International, Inc
    • Lane Venture Division
    • New Products
    • Grosfillex, Inc.
    • Company Product Lines and Distribution
    • Sales and Market Sharw
    • Homecrest Industries, Inc.
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Product Lines
    • New Products
    • Marley Plc
    • Syroco Subsidiary and Products
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Growth Through New Products
    • Manufacturing Improvements
    • Meadowcraft, Inc.
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Products and Brands
    • Distribution Channels
    • Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Expansion
    • Competitive Strengths
    • Recent Developments
    • Resin Partners, Inc.
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Products and Brands
    • Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc.
    • Products and Collections
    • New Products
    • Sales and Distribution
    • Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Products and Brands
    • New Products
    • U.S. Industries, Inc.
    • Acquires Sunbeam's Outdoor Furniture Division
    • Becomes Sunlite Division of Jacuzzi
    • New Products
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Company Agree To Sell Sunlite Casual Furniture
    • Winsloew Furniture, Inc.
    • Casual Residential Furniture Products and Brands
    • Casual Contract Furniture Products
    • Manufacturing Facilities
    • Marketing and Distribution
    • Sales and Market Share
    • Acquired A Casual Furniture Manufacturer

U.S. Household Outdoor Furniture Purchases and Demographics

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Household Outdoor Furniture Purchases
  • Purchases by Household Income
  • Purchases by Category
  • Purchases by Household Size
  • Regional Purchases
  • Table 9-1 U.S. Household Spending On Outdoor Furniture, 1984-1998 (Dollars)
  • Table 9-2 U.S. Household Spending On Outdoor Furniture by Demographic Characteristic, 1984-1998 (Dollars): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 9-3 Distribution of U.S. Household Spending On Outdoor Furniture by Demographic Characteristic, 1984-1998 (Percent): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 9-4 Annual Average U.S. Household Spending On Outdoor Furniture by Demographic Characteristic, 1984-1998 (Dollars): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 9-5 Outdoor Furniture's Share of Total U.S. Household Spending by Demographic Characteristic, 1984-1995 (Percent): Household Income, Age of Household Head, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 9-6 Distribution of U.S. Households by Demographic Characteristic, 1975-1996 (Number and Percent): Household Income, Household Size, Age of Household Head, Region, and Total Households

U.S. Outdoor Furniture Sales by Distribution Channel

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Retail Distribution Channels
  • Brands Driving Home Center Sales
  • Wholesale Outdoor Furniture Sales
  • Table 10-1 U.S. Retail Outdoor Furniture Sales by Distribution Channel, 1997 (Percent): Indoor and Outdoor Furniture Stores, Department Stores and Mass Merchandisers, Home Centers, and Others
  • Table 10-2 Outdoor Furniture Sales by U.S. Furniture Stores, 1992 and 1997 (Number and Percent): Number of Furniture Stores Selling Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture Sales, Percent Store Sales, and Average Sales Per Store
  • Table 10-3 Meadowcraft Sales by Distribution Channel, 1995-1998 (Percent): Outdoor Mass Merchandisers, Outdoor Specialty Retailers, Indoor Specialty Retailers and Mass Merchandisers, Garden Products, and Other
  • Table 10-4 Furniture Wholesaler Outdoor Furniture Sales and Number of Furniture Wholesalers Carrying Line, 1987-1998 (Number and Dollars)

Factors Affecting U.S. Outdoor Furniture Demand

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Personal Income Gains
  • Residential Construction and Remodeling Markets
  • Residences With Porches, Decks, and Patios
  • Contract Markets
  • Table 11-1 Real U.S. Spending On Building Construction, 1977-1998 (Dollars): Total Building, Residential Buildings, and Nonresidential Buildings
  • Table 11-2 Real U.S. Spending On Building Construction by Type of Structure, 1994-1998 (Dollars): Residential and Nonresidential Buildings by Type, Private and Public Buildings by Type
  • Table 11-3 New U.S. Housing Completions by Type of Structure, 1985-1998 (Number): Single Family Homes, 2 To 4 Unit Structures, and Structures With 5 Or More Units
  • Table 11-4 Percent of New U.S. Single-Family Houses Completed With A Patio, Porch, Or Deck and by Region, 1992-1996 (Percent)
  • Table 11-5 Total U.S. Housing Demand by Sector by Region, 1993-1998 (Number): Existing Home Resales, New Housing Units Completed, and Mobile Home Placements
  • Table 11-6 Monthly Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized by 19,000 Building Permit Places by Region, 1997 and 1998 (Number)
  • Table 11-7 U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Personal Income, 1980-1998 (Percentage and Dollars): New Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Real Disposable Personal Income
  • Table 11-8 Distribution of Existing U.S. Housing Units by Location, 1970-1997 (Percent): Central Cities, Suburbs, and Rural
  • Table 11-9 Existing U.S. Housing Units With Porch, Deck, Balcony, Or Patio by Region, 1991-1995 (Number)
  • Table 11-10 U.S. Spending On Decks and Porches by Homeowners and Owners of Residential Rental Properties, 1993-1997 (Dollars)
  • Table 11-11 Number of U.S. Foodservices by Type of Outlet, 1987-1998 (Number): Restaurants and Lunchrooms, Fast-Food Outlets, Cafeterias, Caterers, Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Shops, Hotels and Motels, Retailers, Amusement Places, Drinking Places, Schools, Military Facilities, Plants and office Buildings, Medical Facilities, Vending, Transportation Services, Associations, Correctional Facilities, Daycare Centers, Elderly Feeding Programs, and Others