U.S. household expenditure on furniture 2007-2018

As of 2018, the average expenditure per consumer unit on furniture amounted to 518.43 U.S. dollars in the United States. In comparison, this figure was significantly higher in affluent households where the average annual spend on furniture amounted to 1,098 U.S. dollars in 2017.

U.S. Furniture Market

Furniture and furnishings make up a central part of the home goods industry, which itself covers the manufacturing, distribution and retail of home furniture, household decorative accessories, home furnishings, appliances, cookware and gardening equipment. In 2018, furniture and bedding sales in the U.S. amounted to an estimated 111.4 billion U.S. dollars. The furniture and bedding market is comprised of a wide range of product categories. Stationary sofas/sofa-sleepers and bedding are the categories which lead the way in terms of consumer spending. Ashley HomeStore, Mattress Firm, IKEA, and Williams-Sonoma are some of the key retailers operating within the U.S. furniture market. Ashley HomeStore was the top ranked furniture store in the United States as of 2017.

Average annual expenditure on furniture per consumer unit in the United States from 2007 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* A consumer unit consists of any of the following: (1) All members of a particular household who are related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal arrangements; (2) a person living alone or sharing a household with others or living as a roomer in a private home or lodging house or in permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel, but who is financially independent; or (3) two or more persons living together who use their incomes to make joint expenditure decisions. Financial independence is determined by spending behavior with regard to the three major expense categories: Housing, food, and other living expenses. To be considered financially independent, the respondent must provide at least two of the three major expenditure categories, either entirely or in part.

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