Furniture - South Korea

  • South Korea
  • In South Korea, the revenue in the Furniture market is projected to reach US$9.65bn by 2024.
  • Furthermore, the market is expected to experience an annual growth rate of 3.32% (CAGR 2024-2029).
  • The largest segment within the Furniture market is the Living Room Furniture segment, which is estimated to have a market volume of US$2.94bn in 2024.
  • When compared to other countries worldwide, United States leads in terms of revenue generation, with an expected revenue of US$263bn in 2024.
  • In terms of per capita revenue, in South Korea is projected to generate US$186.40 per person in 2024.
  • The demand for modern, minimalist furniture in South Korea has been on the rise, reflecting the country's growing interest in sleek and functional designs.

Key regions: Worldwide, United States, China, India, Germany

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Analyst Opinion

The Furniture market in South Korea is experiencing significant growth and development.

Customer preferences:
South Korean consumers have shown a strong preference for modern and functional furniture designs. They value sleek and minimalist aesthetics, as well as furniture that maximizes space efficiency. Additionally, there is a growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable furniture options, as consumers become more conscious of their environmental impact.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the South Korean furniture market is the rise of online shopping. With the increasing popularity of e-commerce platforms, consumers are now able to easily browse and purchase furniture online, which has significantly expanded their options and convenience. This trend has also led to the emergence of online furniture retailers and marketplaces, offering a wide range of products to cater to different customer preferences. Another trend in the market is the increasing demand for smart furniture. South Korean consumers are embracing technology in their homes, and this is reflected in their furniture choices. Smart furniture, such as adjustable beds, connected lighting systems, and voice-controlled appliances, are gaining popularity as they offer convenience and enhance the overall living experience.

Local special circumstances:
South Korea has a relatively small average living space compared to other countries, which has influenced consumer preferences and furniture choices. Given the limited space available, South Korean consumers prioritize furniture that is compact and multifunctional, allowing them to maximize the use of their living area. This has led to the popularity of furniture with built-in storage solutions and modular designs that can be easily rearranged to suit different needs.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The South Korean furniture market is benefiting from several macroeconomic factors. The country's strong economic growth and rising disposable incomes have contributed to increased consumer spending on furniture. Additionally, the government's efforts to promote the housing market and encourage homeownership have also boosted the demand for furniture. South Korea's aging population is another factor driving the market, as older adults often seek to upgrade their furniture for comfort and accessibility. In conclusion, the Furniture market in South Korea is experiencing growth and development driven by customer preferences for modern and functional designs, the rise of online shopping, and the increasing demand for smart furniture. Local special circumstances, such as limited living space, have also influenced consumer preferences. The underlying macroeconomic factors, including strong economic growth, rising disposable incomes, government initiatives, and an aging population, are further contributing to the market's growth.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on home furnishings and furniture found in every room of the home. This market is segmented by the room where the furniture is likely to be used and consists of the following: Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen and Dining room, Bathroom, Outdoor, and Home Office. The Furniture market also includes Lamps and Lighting and Home Decor because the furnishings and accessories within these segments are not specific to any room.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a top-down approach, based on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use national statistical offices, international institutions, in-house market research, and resources from the Statista platform. Next we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations such as consumer spending and GDP. This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. For example, exponential trend smoothing is well suited for forecasting the Furniture market with a projected steady growth. The main drivers are furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings, and consumer spending per capita.

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level.


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