This report by specialist research company JKMR covers a range of key figures for the total UK fitted kitchen products market, with a particular focus on fitted kitchen furniture sold to permanent domestic residences
The information in the report has been compiled from data and research carried out by JKMR and is an abridged version of the JKMR “Fitted Kitchen Overview Report 2017.”
- Despite fears that Brexit would disrupt consumer spending, 2016 saw the UK fitted kitchen market experience a year of growth, up 6.6% (in value) on 2015
- Kitchen installations reached a new high point, as while consumers continued to seek out products that up-graded on their existing kitchen.
- By the final quarter of 2016 there were signs that market value improvement was now being impacted by supplier price rises rather than consumer-driven higher expenditure.
- 2017 will continue to see market growth but at a slower rate than in 2015/2016. Current economic indications suggest consumer confidence and disposable incomes are being affected by low wage inflation and increase in the basic cost of living, while inevitably any political uncertainty also affects consumer attitudes to housing and ‘big ticket’ investment.
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The 2018 edition of this report will be published in November 2018
JKMR was established by Jayne Barber in 1998 as the UK’s only business-to-business research company specialising in the fitted kitchen product industries, providing a range of multi-client reports and consultancy services to meet the day-to-day needs of those supplying the market. JKMR clients include major names in all sectors of the UK and European fitted kitchen markets, as well as global names in the financial investment and business analysis.
JKMR is a Corporate Member of the KBSA and lead supplier of market figures to the Association. JKMR data is regularly cited in the KBB trade press, and Jayne also provides articles for the wider broadcast and published consumer interiors media.
Jayne has three decades of experience researching the kitchen market. Prior to establishing JKMR Jayne was Senior Research Analyst for the Kitchen Information Service, and has worked both for KBBReview and Emap, publishers of the Kitchens Magazine. Jayne ‘cut her teeth’ on kitchen matters back in the late 1980s as Staff Writer for the Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Industries Yearbook & Directory.