Japanese Furniture Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Japan's Furniture Market is Segmented by Material (Wood, Metal, Plastic, and Other furniture), Application (Home Furniture, Office Furniture, Hospitality Furniture, and Other Furniture), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Speciality Stores, Online, and Other Distribution Channels).

Japan Furniture Market Size

Japan Furniture Market Size
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Study Period 2023-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 3.00 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Japanese Furniture Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Japan Furniture Market Analysis

The Japan Furniture Market generated a revenue of USD 21.40 billion in the current year and is expected to register a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic acted as a massive restraint on the furniture market in 2020 as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions and consumption declined due to lockdowns imposed by governments globally. Steps by national governments to contain the transmission of the virus resulted in the halting of manufacturing activities and a decline in economic activity, with countries entering a state of "lockdown." However, the furniture market is now recovering and is expected to grow at a strong rate.

Some of the major factors driving the demand for furniture products in the country include rising disposable income, increasing household and commercial spaces, and rising urbanization. The Japanese furniture industry had evolved from a small market of around 50 billion yen to nearly 3.5 trillion yen in 2019. The popularity of high-end and luxury furniture is a big part of why Japanese people buy so much furniture.

The country is witnessing increased construction activity, which has led to the expansion of residential real estate and a significant increase in the number of households in the country. This is boosting the demand for furniture products such as living room and bedroom furniture. The country is also witnessing an increased demand for office furniture products due to the rising consumption of office spaces, fueling market demand. When people in Japan start a new family, there is also a rise in demand for beautiful, long-lasting high-end solid wood furniture. This helps the market grow.

The market share of imported furniture in Japan has risen significantly in the last few years. Among imported furniture, wooden furniture occupies the largest proportion, followed by furniture accessories, metal furniture, plastic furniture, etc. With low labor costs, China has become Japan's largest furniture importer, accounting for nearly 40% of the total Japanese wooden furniture imports. Some of the other countries that import furniture products from Japan are Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Germany, and Italy.

Japan Furniture Market Trends

Home Furniture is the Largest Segment

Japan is currently witnessing a high demand for home furniture, including living room and dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, and kitchen furniture. The country is witnessing expanded construction activity with new housing units being built across the country and an increase in the per capita disposable income of consumers, which is raising the demand for home furniture.

The rise in the number of household units and population migration are also contributing to this growth. Household spending on dining-room furniture in the country is also relatively stable, albeit small in comparison to spending on bedroom items. Japan imports nearly all its bedroom furniture from China, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Japanese Furniture Market - Home Furniture Segment Revenue, In USD Billion, 2018-2027

Expansion of Single Person Homes Creates Opportunities

The trends in Japan’s housing sector are central to the future of the furniture manufacturing sector. The current upward trend in the country is an increasing number of one-person households, driven by changes in culture and lifestyles, which is one of the major forces influencing furniture demand in the country.

Single-person households are the fastest-growing household group in the country and may eventually become the largest such group in Japan. Singles need less space and can, therefore, save on rent and house-building costs. Due to limited space, furniture needs to be both pleasing and practical. Storage cabinets are popular among singles in small homes, and many other portable furniture items may witness increased demand. There is potential for the Japanese furniture market segments to grow, especially for competitively priced items designed for singles in small spaces, such as drawers, cabinets, fold-away dining tables, and dining chairs, which is expected to increase the demand for furniture products in the country.

Japanese Furniture Market - Estimated Share of One Person Household in Japan, In %, 2000-2025

Japan Furniture Industry Overview

The Japanese furniture market is fragmented with the presence of local and international players, such as Nitori, Muji, Karimoku, Sankou, and Ikea. The manufacturers are offering a range of styles, from traditional Japanese to Scandinavian styles, and are focusing on offering products with varied color options and simple designs at reasonable prices.

Japan Furniture Market Leaders

  1. Nitori

  2. Muji

  3. Karimoku Furniture Co., Ltd.

  4. IKEA Kobe

  5. Cassina Ixc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Japan Furniture Market Concentration

Japan Furniture Market News

  • In 2022, Japanese furniture and home furnishing brand Nitori Retail has opened its first outlet in Singapore on March 31, spanning 31,630 sq ft on level four of Courts Nojima The Heeren in Orchard.
  • In 2022, IKEA and H&M are teaming up to create an “ideas factory” on the high street that aims to seek out, mentor and promote designers and small-scale manufacturers in London.

Japan Furniture Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

    5. 4.5 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    7. 4.7 Insights of Technology Innovations in the Market

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Material

      1. 5.1.1 Wood

      2. 5.1.2 Metal

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Home Furniture

      2. 5.2.2 Office Furniture

      3. 5.2.3 Hospitality Furniture

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Supermarkets & Hypermarkets

      2. 5.3.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Online

      4. 5.3.4 Others


      1. 5.4.1 Market Competion Overview

      2. 5.4.2 Company Profiles

        1. Nitori

        2. Muji

        3. Karimoku Furniture Co., Ltd.

        4. IKEA Kobe

        5. Cassina Ixc

        6. Huasheng Furniture Group

        7. Ariake

        8. CondeHouse

        9. Hida Sangyo

        10. Miyazaki Chair Factory

      3. *List Not Exhaustive
  6. 6. APPENDIX


Japan Furniture Industry Segmentation

 The Furniture market  includes different movable objects such as chairs, tables, beds, and cabinets etc. that are designed to support different human activities such as sleeping, sitting, and storing items. A complete background analysis of Japan's furniture industry includes a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the market, emerging market trends by segment, significant changes in the market dynamics, and the market overview covered in the report. The report also covers the competitive landscape of the China furniture industry, which provides details about the key players present in the market. The Japanese furniture market is segmented by material (wood, metal, plastic, and other furniture), application (home furniture, office furniture, hospitality furniture, and other furniture), and distribution channel (supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialty stores, online, and other distribution channels).The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Material
By Application
Home Furniture
Office Furniture
Hospitality Furniture
By Distribution Channel
Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
Specialty Stores
Market Competion Overview
Company Profiles
Karimoku Furniture Co., Ltd.
Cassina Ixc
Huasheng Furniture Group
Hida Sangyo
Miyazaki Chair Factory

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Japan Furniture Market Research FAQs

The Japan Furniture Market is studied from 2023 - 2028.

The Japan Furniture Market is growing at a CAGR of 3% over the next 5 years.

Nitori, Muji, Karimoku Furniture Co., Ltd. , IKEA Kobe, Cassina Ixc are the major companies operating in Japan Furniture Market.

Japan Furniture Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Japan Furniture market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Japan Furniture analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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