Poland is a world leader in the furniture market, according to a recent report prepared by Abacorp on the furniture industry. Each year, Polish factories grind out about 31 million couches, sofas and chairs, with only China producing more. In terms of sales, Poland ranks a few notches lower, with the US, Italy and China boasting the highest turnover.
The Polish furniture sector provides jobs for 62,000 people and generated sales of z³.12 billion in 2011, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, growing five times quicker than in the remaining EU countries.
Seventy-five percent of production was shipped abroad – half of that to Germany, 20 percent to France, 8 percent to the Netherlands and 6 percent to Sweden. Especially popular are various types of sofa beds – according to data provided by Abacorp, nearly half of those sold in Europe are made in Poland. What gives Polish furniture its edge? “Price to quality ratio above all,” says Marcin Bandura, CEO of SIC, an upholstery manufacturer in £ód¼.
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