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The European market for beds and mattresses

Sara Colautti and Sylvia Weichenberger

No EU11, CSIL reports from CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies

Abstract: This report offers a comprehensive picture of the beds and mattresses sector in 16 Western European countries, providing trends in bed bases and mattresses production and consumption, bed bases and mattresses imports and exports, distribution channels and product trends. A breakdown of mattresses production by material (foam mattresses, latex mattresses, spring mattresses, mattresses in other materials) is available for some countries. For each country imports and exports of both bed bases and mattresses are broken down by country and geographical area. The analisys of distribution channels for beds and mattresses is available for some countries, and covers: bed/mattresses specialists and bedroom furniture stores, furniture retailers and furniture chains, department stores and hypermarkets, DIY, mail order, TV sales. Short profiles of the main beds and mattresses manufacturers are provided. Data on leading sector companies, with turnover and product type, are available for some countries.

JEL-codes: L11 L22 L68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 192 pages
Date: 2003-11
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