The total value of Polish furniture production went by 8% y/y, reaching the record level of PLN 42,45bn in 2016. According to the Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers, Poland in now 6th global producer of furniture.
Furniture is the fourth biggest group of products exported from Poland and at the same time, the biggest group in terms of the balance of foreign trade which amounted to +PLN 34.6 bn in 2016. According to Eurostat, exports of furniture from Polish in 2015 increased by 10 points percent and amounted to €8.812bn. As the estimates shows, in 2016, the value of furniture exports should break the record and reaching €9.56bn. The Polish top furniture bestsellers are accessories, including furniture for self-assembly (29.25% share in exports), next is upholstered furniture and pieces of furniture to dining room, living room and bedroom.
In Poland, there are 25,000 furniture manufacturers. The vast majority of them are micro-enterprises (over 22,000), there are also 330 medium-sized companies and 89 large companies. In 2016, the sector has employed 151,000 people throughout the country.