Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing - 337

Definition

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: manufacturing furniture and related products. The processes used in the manufacture of furniture are standard methods of forming materials and assembling components, including cutting, moulding and laminating.

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    The design of the article, for both aesthetic and functional qualities, is an important aspect of the production process. Design services may be performed by the furniture establishment's own work force or may be purchased from industrial designers. Furniture is classified based on the application for which it is designed. For example, an upholstered sofa is treated as household furniture, although it may also be used in hotels or offices.

    Furniture is also classified according to the component material from which it is made. Furniture made from more than one material is classified based on the material used in the frame, or if there is no frame, the predominant component material. Upholstered household furniture is classified as such, without regard to the frame material.

    Furniture may be produced on a stock or custom basis and may be shipped assembled or unassembled (knock-down). Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing furniture frames and parts are included.

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    manufacturing furniture hardware (332, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing)
    manufacturing seating for transportation equipment (336, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing)

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

7,236

0-99 Employees

96%

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Average revenue

$589.0
thousand

Profitable

78.8%

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New Brunswick

9.2%

Ontario

6.5%

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Salaries

$3.3
billion

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Net revenue

$852.0
million

Shipments

$12.0
billion

Value added

$6.3
billion

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Exports

$5.7
billion

Imports

$8.1
billion
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