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Published Nov 1, 1998 | 248 Pages | Pub ID: SB344

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SBI analyses the growth and profit potential for the U.S. office furniture industry. This $11 billion industry has received a boost from rising white collar employment and sharp gains in U.S. office building construction activity. Sections review U.S. shipments and price trends for seating products, desks, storage units and files, and systems furniture. Additional sections investigate U.S. imports, factors affecting domestic demand, the cost structure and profitability of U.S. plants, the competitive environment, distribution channels, U.S. home worker demographics, and the Canadian office furniture industry. Over 35 worldwide manufacturers are profiled to uncover competitor strategies.
    Section 1: U.S. Office Furniture Market Trends
    • Executive Summary
    • Market Size and Growth
    • Growing Industry Sectors and Product Lines
    • Industry Consolidation and Profitability
    • Changing Distribution Channels
    • Opportunities in the Soho Market
    • Outlook
      • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Office Furniture Shipments: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Figure 1-1 Value of U.S. Office Furniture Shipments: 1993, 1998, and 2003 (dollars): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 1-2 Office Furniture's Position in the U.S. Furniture and Fixture Industry: 1977-2003 (dollars and percent): Furniture and Fixture Shipments, Office Furniture Shipments, Office Furniture Percent Furniture and Fixtures
      • Table 1-3 Real U.S. Office Furniture Shipments: 1987-2003 (dollars): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 1-4 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Office Furniture and by Material: 1987-2003 (index): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 1-5 Value of U.S. Office Furniture Shipments by Product Type: 1977-1998 (dollars): Seating, Desks, Tables, Storage Units, Files, Systems, and All Other
      • Figure 1-2 Share of U.S. Office Furniture Shipments by Product Type: 1992 and 1998 (dollars): Seating, Desks, Tables, Storage Units, Files, Systems, and All Other
      • Table 1-6 Forecast U.S. Office Furniture Shipments and Comparative Growth Analysis by Product Type: 1992-2003 (dollars and percent): Seating, Desks, Tables, Storage Units, Files, Systems, and All Other
      • Table 1-7 U.S. Shipments of Traditional Work Surfaces and Filing and Storage Products and Systems Type Units: 1982-1998 (dollars): Total Work Surfaces, Desks and Desk Extensions, and Systems Work Surfaces; Total Filing and Storage, Free Standing Storage Units and Files, and Systems Filing and Storage Components
      • Table 1-8 Quantity U.S. Office Furniture Shipments by Product Type: 1982-1998 (number): Seating, Desks, Tables, Storage Units, Files, and Panel Systems
      • Table 1-9 Rankings by U.S. Shipment Size and Growth Rate for Eighteen Product Segments: 1992-1998 (dollars and percent)
    • Scope and Methodology

    Section 2: U.S. Office Seating Product Shipment and Price Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Sector Size and Growth
    • Shipments by Product
    • Shipments by Material
    • Seating Product Price Trends
    • Major Competitor and New Products
      • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Office Seating Shipments and by Material: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 2-2 Value of U.S. Office Seating Shipments by Product by Material: 1982-1998 (dollars): Stacking, Secretarial, Desk, Side and Arm, Lounge, Tandem, and Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 2-3 Quantity U.S. Office Seating Shipments by Product by Material: 1982-1998 (number): Stacking, Secretarial, Desk, Side and Arm, Lounge, Tandem, and Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 2-4 U.S. Average Value per Office Seating Product Shipped and by Material: 1982-1998 (dollars): Stacking, Secretarial, Desk, Side and Arm, Lounge, Tandem, and Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 2-5 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Office Seating Products: 1987-1998 (index)
      • Table 2-6 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Seating Products by Type: 1992-1998 (index): Secretarial, General, Side and Arm, and Lounge Seating

    Section 3: U.S. Desk and Table Product Shipments and Price Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Desk Shipments by Material
    • Table Shipments by Type and Material
    • Desk and Table Product Price Trends
      • Table 3-1 Value of U.S. Office Desk Shipments and by Material: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 3-2 U.S. Shipments of Desks and Desk Extensions and by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 3-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Desks and Desk Extensions: 1987-1998 (index)
      • Table 3-4 Value of U.S. Office Table Shipments and by Material: 1982-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 3-5 U.S. Shipments of Office Tables by Product Type and by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Work/Conference, Equipment Supporting, and Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 3-6 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Office Tables: 1987-1998 (index)

    Section 4: U.S. Office Storage Unit and Filing Product Shipments and Price Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Office Storage Unit Shipments by Type and Material
    • Office Filing Product Shipments by Type and Material
    • Leading Marketer Developments
      • Table 4-1 Value of U.S. Office Storage Unit Shipments and by Material: 1982-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 4-2 U.S. Shipments of Office Storage Units by Product Type and by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Credenzas, Bookcases and Other Storage Units; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 4-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Storage Units: 1987-1998 (index)
      • Table 4-4 Value of U.S. Office Files Shipments and by Material: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 4-5 U.S. Shipments of Files by Product Type and by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Vertical, Horizontal/Lateral, Motorized/Visible/Insulated, and All Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 4-6 Average Value per U.S. File Shipped by Product Type by Material: 1982-1998 (dollars): Vertical, Horizontal/Lateral, Motorized/Visible/Insulated, and All Other; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 4-7 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood File Cabinets and Cases: 1987-1998 (index)
      • Table 4-8 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood File Cabinets and Cases by Type: 1987-1998 (index): Vertical, Horizontal, and Other Files

    Section 5: U.S. Office Systems Furniture Shipments and Price Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Sector Size and Growth
    • Shipments by System and Component Type
    • Haworth Maintains a Competitive Advantage
    • HON Seeks to Increase Share Through Acquisitions
    • The Remanufactured Workstation Market
      • Table 5-1 Value of U.S. Office Systems Furniture Shipments and by Material: 1977-2003 (dollars): Total, Wood, and Nonwood
      • Table 5-2 Value of U.S. Office Systems Furniture Shipments by System Type and by Component: 1982-1998 (dollars): Panel Systems, Modular and Desking Systems; Panels and Space Dividers, Work Surfaces, Filing and Storage, and Other System Accessories
      • Table 5-3 U.S. Panel Systems Furniture Shipments by Component Type by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Nonloadbearing Panels, Panel Support Systems, Work Surfaces, Filing and Storage, and Other System Accessories; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 5-4 Average U.S. Value per Panel Systems Furniture Component Shipped by Type of Material: 1982-1998 (dollars): Nonloadbearing Panels, Panel Support Systems, Work Surfaces, and Filing and Storage; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 5-5 U.S. Modular and Desking Systems Shipments by Component Type by Material: 1982-1998 (number and dollars): Space Dividers/Extension Panels, Work Surfaces, Filing and Storage, and Other System Accessories; Wood and Nonwood
      • Table 5-6 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Office Systems Furniture: 1987-1998 (index)
      • Table 5-7 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood and Nonwood Office Systems Furniture by Product Type: 1992-1998 (index): Panel and Modular Systems

    Section 6: U.S. Commercial Seating Product and Other Office Furniture Imports

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Commercial Seating Product Imports
    • Files and Other Office Furniture Imports
    • Major Countries of Origin
      • Table 6-1 Value of U.S. Commercial Seating Product Imports: 1990-1998 (dollars): Wood and Nonwood Commercial Seating Products
      • Table 6-2 U.S. Imports of Commercial Upholstered and Nonupholstered Wood Frame Seating Products: 1990- 1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-3 U.S. Imports of Commercial Upholstered and Nonupholstered Wood Frame Seating Products by Type: 1992-1998 (number and dollars): Bent-Wood Seats, Teak and Other Chairs, and Other Seating
      • Table 6-4 U.S. Imports of Commercial Upholstered Wood Frame Seating Products for the Top Nine Countries of Origin and Average Value per Unit Imported: 1993-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-5 Value of U.S. Commercial Nonupholstered Wood Frame Seating Product Imports for the Top Sixteen Countries of Origin: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 6-6 Quantity U.S. Commercial Nonupholstered Wood Frame Seating Product Imports for the Top Sixteen Countries of Origin and Average Value per Unit Imported: 1993-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-7 U.S. Imports of Commercial Metal Frame and Plastics Seating Products: 1990-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-8 U.S. Imports of Commercial Metal Frame and Plastics Seating Products by Type: 1992-1998 (number and dollars): Metal Framed Upholstered, Nonupholstered, and Swivel-Height Adjustable Seats; Reinforced or Laminated Plastics and Other Plastics Seats
      • Table 6-9 U.S. Imports of Commercial Metal Frame Seating Products for the Top Nine Countries of Origin and Average Value per Unit Imported: 1993-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-10 U.S. Imports of Commercial Plastics Seating Products for the Top Seven Countries of Origin and Average Value per Unit Imported: 1993-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 6-11 Value of U.S. Nonseating Office Furniture Imports: 1989-1998 (dollars and percent): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 6-12 Value of U.S. Wood Nonseating Office Furniture Imports for the Top Sixteen Countries of Origin: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 6-13 Value of U.S. Nonseating Metal and Plastics Office Furniture Imports by Type: 1989-1998 (dollars): Metal Filing Cabinets, Other Nonseating Metal Office Furniture, Reinforced or Laminated Nonseating Plastics Office Furniture, and Other Plastics Nonseating Office Furniture
      • Table 6-14 Value of U.S. Metal Filing Cabinet and Other Nonseating Metal Office Furniture Imports by Major Country of Origin: 1993-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 6-15 Value of U.S. Nonseating Plastics Office Furniture Imports for the Top Five Countries of Origin: 1993-1998 (dollars)

    Section 7: Factors Affecting U.S. Office Furniture Demand

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • U.S. Nonresidential Furniture and Fixture Purchases
    • U.S. Employment Trends and Office Furniture Purchases per Employee
    • U.S. Office Building Capacity and Construction
      • Table 7-1 U.S. Purchases of Furniture and Fixtures for Private Nonresidential Uses: 1977-2003 (dollars): Current and Real Purchases, and Percent Total Producers' Durable Equipment
      • Table 7-2 U.S. Corporate Profit Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars): Undistributed Profits and Purchases of Furniture and Fixtures Percent Total
      • Table 7-3 U.S. Office Furniture Purchases by Private Business and Government: 1977-2003 (dollars)
      • Table 7-4 U.S. Private and Government Employment and Office Furniture Purchases per Employee: 1977-2003 (number and dollars)
      • Table 7-5 U.S. Total White Collar Employment and Employment Trends for Key End-Use Markets: 1985-1998 (number): Total White Collar Employment, Percent Total Employed Persons, Retail and Wholesale Trade State and Local Governments, Medical Services, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Business Services, and Federal Government
      • Table 7-6 U.S. New Private Office Building Construction Trends: 1977-2003 (dollars)
      • Table 7-7 New Private U.S. Office Building Construction and Improvements: 1986-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 7-8 Number of U.S. Office Buildings, Floor Space, and Workers: 1992-1998

    Section 8: Cost Structure and Profitability of U.S. Office Furniture Industry

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Material Inputs and Ratios
    • Labor Inputs and Ratios
    • Plant Profit Margins
      • Table 8-1 U.S. Office Furniture Plant Operating Ratios and Profit Margins: 1977-1998 (percent): Payroll, Other Labor Costs, Material Costs, and Gross Margins; Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 8-2 U.S. Office Furniture Plant Material Costs by Major Kind: 1987-1998 (dollars): Metal Shapes and Forms, Lumber, Plywood, Engineered Wood Products, Plastics Products, Fabrics, Adhesives, Paints, Hardware, and Others
      • Table 8-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Major Material Inputs: 1992-1998 (index): Metals, Lumber, Plywood, Plastics, Fabrics, Coatings, Hardware, and Containers
      • Table 8-4 U.S. Office Furniture Plant Labor Situation: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Employees, Wages, Weekly Hours; Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 8-5 Shipments per Employee at U.S. Office Furniture Plants and Labor Productivity Indicators: 1977-1998 (dollars): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 8-6 New Capital Expenditures by U.S. Office Furniture Plants: 1977-1996 (dollars and percent): Total Capital Expenditures, Spending for New Buildings and Equipment, Percent Value Added; Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 8-7 U.S. Office Furniture Industry Inventory Situation: 1977-1996 (Ratio): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 8-8 Operating Ratios for U.S. Nonwood Office Furniture Plants by Facility Product Line Specialization: 1982-1992 (number, dollars, and percent): Seating, Desks, Storage and Tables, and Panels and Modular Systems; Number of Plants, Cost Structure, Labor Costs, and Capital Expenditures
      • Table 8-9 U.S. Office Furniture Plant Shipments and Operating Ratios by State: 1992 and 1996 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 8-10 Number of U.S. Office Furniture Plants by State by Employee-Size: 1995 (number): 1-19, 20-99, 100-249, and 250 or More Employees

    Section 9: U.S. Competitive Environment

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Number of Industry Players and Plants
    • Share of Market Trends
    • Top Players Expand Through Acquisition, Capacity Expansion, and New Products
      • Table 9-1 Number of U.S. Office Furniture Industry Companies, Plants, and Facility Revenues: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Total Industry, Wood Office Furniture, and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 9-2 Share U.S. Plant Shipments by Office Furniture Industry Sector: 1977-1997 (percent): Wood Office Furniture and Metal Office Furniture; 4, 8, 20, 50 Targets Companies
      • Table 9-3 Distribution of U.S. Office Furniture Plants, Plant Shipments, and Operating Ratios by Number of Employees: 1987, 1992, and 1995 (number, dollars, and percent): Wood Office Furniture and Nonwood Office Furniture
      • Table 9-4 Share of U.S. Office Furniture Shipments by the Top Six Manufacturers: 1995-1997 (percent)
      • Table 9-5 Sales and Profit Margins for Twenty Worldwide Office Furniture Manufacturers: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)

    Section 10: Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

    • Methodology, Sources, and Objectives
    • Ahrend Groep Nv
      • Products and Sales
      • Manufacturing
      • New Product Development and Growing Products
      • Office Furnishings Distribution
      • Recent Developments
    • Applied Power, Inc
      • Wright Line Products and Distribution
      • Acquires a Distributor
    • Bestar, Inc
      • Products and Facilities
      • Growth Spurred by Exports to the United States
      • New Merchandising Concepts
    • Bullough Plc
      • Office Furniture Subsidiaries and Sales
      • Project Office Furniture
      • Pentos Office Furniture
    • Bush Industries, Inc.
      • Office Furniture Products and Distribution Channels
      • International Expansion
      • New Product
    • Chromcraft Revington, Inc.
      • Commercial Furniture Products
      • Home Office Furniture Line
    • Cramer, Inc
      • Office Seating Products
      • Sales and Distribution
      • New Products
    • Deanes Holdings PLC
      • Office Furniture Distribution
      • A Turnaround in Fiscal 1998
    • Denka Holdings A/S
      • Dencon Office Furniture
      • Fiscal 1998 Results
    • DLW AG
      • Office Furniture Brands and Sales
      • Margins Rebound
    • DMI Furniture, Inc.
      • Office Furniture Products and Distribution
      • New Home Office Division
      • Office Furniture Sales Trends
    • Falcon Products, Inc.
      • Contract/Office Products and Sales
      • Office Furniture Dealer Network
      • New Products
    • Hag A.S.A
      • Products and Sales
      • International Marketing
      • U.S. Marketing Efforts
    • Haworth, Inc
      • Sales and Market Share
      • Wins Patent Infringement Case
      • Capacity Expansion
    • Herman Miller, Inc
      • Products and Distribution
      • Sales and Market Share
      • New Product Introductions
      • International Marketing
    • HON Industries, Inc
      • Office Furniture Products
      • Manufacturing and Distribution
      • Sales and Market Share
      • Acquisitions
    • Itoki Crebio Corp
      • Office Furniture Sales
      • New Products
    • Kimball International, Inc
      • Office Furniture Product Lines
      • Expand Product Offerings
      • Manufacturing and Service Facilities
    • Knoll, Inc
      • Products and Manufacturing
      • Sales and Distribution
      • New Office System Products
    • Kokuyo Co. Ltd.
      • Commercial Furniture Products and Sales
      • U.S. Expansion
    • La-Z-Boy, Inc.
      • Contract Furniture Products and Sales
      • Marketing
    • Mity-Lite, Inc.
      • Folding Table and Stacking Chair Products
      • Acquires Manufacturer of Office Seating and Office Panel Systems
    • Modernform Group Public Co. Ltd.
      • Moflex Office Furniture
      • Licensed Products
    • Neutral Posture Ergonomics, Inc.
      • Products and Sales
      • Growth Strategy
    • Newell Co.
      • Newell Office Storage and Organization Products
      • Acquires Rubbermaid's Office Products Business
    • O'Sullivan Industries Holdings, Inc.
      • Products and Sales
      • Manufacturing and Distribution
    • Okamura Corp.
      • Office Furniture Sales and Products
      • International Sales Agreements
    • Open Plan Systems, Inc.
      • Products and Sales
      • Changing Direction to Boost Profitability
      • Distribution
    • Reconditioned Systems, Inc.
      • Products and Sales
      • Distribution
    • Samas-Groep Nv
      • Products and Sales
      • Geographic Operations
    • Skandinavisk Holding A/S
      • Office Furniture Sales and Profit Margins
      • Geographic Operations
    • Steelcase, Inc.
      • Leading Office Furniture Manufacturer
      • Product Lines
      • Manufacturing and Marketing
      • International Operations
    • Strafor Facom
      • Steelcase Strafor Products and Sales
      • Sales Growth Strategy
    • Tab Products Co
      • Products and Services
      • Sales and Distribution
    • Wassal Plc
      • Office Furniture Subsidiaries and Sales
      • Growing Product Lines
    • Winsloew Furniture, Inc.
      • Contract Seating
      • Selling Ready-to-Assemble Operations

    Section 11: U.S. Office Furniture Distribution Channels

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Wholesale Office Furniture Industry Consolidates
    • Stationery and Office Supplies Wholesalers Increasing in Importance
    • Commercial and Retail Office Supplies Dealers
    • Furniture Strategies of Office Supplies Superstore Chains
    • A Direct Marketing Strategy
    • Furniture Rental and Leasing Strategies
    • Nonseating Office Furniture Exports
      • Table 11-1 U.S. Wholesale Office and Commercial Furniture Sales and Number of Wholesalers Carrying Line: 1977-1998 (dollars and number): Total Wholesalers, Independent Dealers, and Manufacturer Sales Offices and Brokers
      • Table 11-2 U.S. Wholesale Office and Commercial Furniture Sales and Number of Wholesalers Carrying Line by Type of Wholesaler: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Furniture, Stationery, Office Equipment, and Others
      • Table 11-3 Number, Sales, and Operating Ratios for Office and Business Furniture Wholesalers: 1977-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 11-4 Number and Sales of Office and Business Furniture Wholesalers for Select States: 1987-1998 (number and dollars)
      • Table 11-5 Office Furniture Sales by U.S. Household Furniture Stores: 1987-1998 (number and dollars): Number Selling Office Furniture, Office Furniture Sales, and Percent Store Sales
      • Table 11-6 Office Furniture Sales for Nine Publicly-Listed Office Supply Wholesalers and Retailers: 1993-1997 (dollars)
      • Table 11-7 Sales of Thirty Major U.S. Office Furniture Wholesalers: 1997 (dollars): Name, Address, Phone, and Sales
      • Table 11-8 Value of U.S. Wood and Nonwood Nonseating Office Furniture Exports: 1989-1998 (dollars)
      • Table 11-9 Value of U.S. Wood Nonseating Office Furniture Exports for the Top Sixteen Countries of Destination: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 11-10 Value of U.S. Metal Filing Cabinet Exports for the Top Eleven Countries of Destination: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 11-11 Value of U.S. Other Nonseating Metal Office Furniture Exports for the Top Twenty-Five Countries of Destination: 1993-1998 (dollars and percent)

    Section 12: U.S. Work at Home Demographics

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Small Office/Home Office Market Developments
    • Findings of Bls Work at Home Demographic Study
      • Table 12-1 Job-Related Work at Home on Primary Job: All Workers by Sex, Occupation, Industry, and Pay Status, May 1997 (number and percent): Total, Rate, Percent Wage and Salary, and Percent Self-Employed
      • Table 12-2 Job-Related Work at Home on Primary Job: All Workers by Sex, Marital Status, Presence and Age of Children, and Pay Status, May 1997 (number and percent): Total, Rate, Percent Wage and Salary, and Percent Self-Employed
      • Table 12-3 Paid Job-Related Work at Home on Primary Job: Wage and Salary Workers by Selected Characteristics, May 1997 (number and percent): Hours Worked at Home and Mean Hours
      • Table 12-4 Unpaid Job-Related Work at Home on Primary Job: Wage and Salary Workers by Selected Characteristics, May 1997 (number and percent): Hours Worked at Home and Mean Hours
      • Table 12-5 Home-Based Businesses: Self-Employed Persons by Selected Characteristics, May 1997 (number and percent): Hours Worked at Home and Mean Hours
      • Table 12-6 Job-Related Work at Home on Primary Job: All Workers by Usage of Electronic Equipment at Home, May 1997 (number and percent): Computer, Modem, Fax, and Telephone
      • Table 12-7 Job-Related Work at Home on Second Job: All Workers by Selected Characteristics, May 1997 (number): Total, Rate, and Mean Hours

    Section 13: Canadian Office Furniture Market Trends

    • Summary of Major Findings
    • Size and Growth of Canadian Shipments
    • Canadian Exports and Imports
    • Canadian Plant Operating Ratios and Profitability
    • Steelcase Canada and Bestar Sales
      • Table 13-1 Canadian Office Furniture Plant Shipments and by Material: 1989-1997 (Canadian dollars): Total Metal and Wood and Other Office Furniture)
      • Table 13-2 Canadian Office Furniture Industry Profile: 1990-1995 (Number, Canadian Dollars, and Percent): Number of Plants, Cost Structure, and Labor Situation; Metal Office Furniture and Wood and Other Office Furniture
      • Table 13-3 Canadian Nonseating Office Furniture Imports by Material and Major Country of Origin: 1992-1997 (Canadian dollars): Metal and Wood
      • Table 13-4 Canadian Nonseating Office Furniture Exports by Material and Major Country of Destination: 1992-1997 (Canadian dollars): Metal and Wood

    Section 14: Comparative Analysis Appendix

    • Compare Your Company's Performance to the Overall Industry
    • Calculate Industry Shares
    • Compare Plant Operating Ratios and Profitability
    • Determining Foreign Sales Effort
      • Table 14-1 Calculate Your Company's Share of the U.S. Office Furniture Industry: 1977-1998 (dollars and percent)
      • Table 14-2 Calculate Your Company's Market Share by Product Sector: 1998 (dollars and percent): Seating, Desks, Tables, Storage Units, Files, and Systems Furniture
      • Table 14-3 Compare U.S. Office Furniture Gross Plant Profit Margins to Your Own Company's Performance: 1977-1998 (percent)
      • Table 14-4 Compare U.S. Office Furniture Plant Operating Ratios With Your Company's Plant Ratios: 1998 (percent and dollars)
      • Table 14-5 Compare Industry's Export Share of Nonseating Office Furniture Shipments to Your Own Company's Export-Shipment Ratio: 1992-1998 (percent)