Number of IKEA stores in Sweden 2013-2016

In the period from 2013 to 2016, the number of IKEA stores in Sweden grew from 19 to 20 stores. As of 2018, the internationally known home furniture retailer from Sweden operated a total of 280 IKEA stores throughout the European continent and 422 stores all over the world. IKEA today is the world’s largest furniture retailer, recognized for its characteristic Scandinavian style. Most of IKEA's furniture is flat-pack, ready to be assembled by the consumer.  

Employees of IKEA 

   The number of employees of IKEA in Sweden increased together with the growing number of stores in recent years. In 2016, approximately 14 thousand Swedes worked for IKEA. By comparison, the IKEA Group employed 149 thousand people worldwide.

 Leading retailers worldwide 

   In 2017, the IKEA Group was among the 50 leading retailers around the world. Based on its revenue of roughly 34 billion U.S. dollars, it was in 27th position. Wal-Mart was the world’s largest retailer with revenues of about 500 billion U.S. dollars.  

Number of IKEA stores in Sweden from 2013 to 2016

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Release date

February 2017



Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Some figures have been taken from previous publications.

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