Green Shoots of Recovery

According to CSIL, the international trade of office furniture showed the first signs of recovery in the second half of 2020. The bulk of office furniture exports originates in China, Canada, Germany, the USA and Italy. In particular, China increased its share on world exports from 30% in 2010 to 44% in 2020.

As far as the global office furniture consumption is concerned, the outlook for 2021 is for a higher rebound in Asia Pacific, while the recovery in North America is expected to be in the region of 3%, low growth is forecast for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The new edition of CSIL report ‘Office furniture: world market outlook’ is now available. Full table of contents and more info at

This report offers an overview of the global office furniture sector, with basic data for production, consumption imports and exports (2011-2019 and 2020 preliminary estimates), international trade, market forecasts up to 2022, profiles of 50 leading office furniture manufacturers at a global level.

Considered countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

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