Now updated with February 2020 Interim Update
This report by specialist kitchen research consultancy JKMR provides a comprehensive review of the UK fitted kitchen market, together with key data on the total fitted kitchen products market.
Data includes value & volume data, sales channel, price sector & major player trends, manufacturer performance and product trends. The report also provides projections for key performance indicators, plus in-depth analysis of the impact of external factors on market development.
This report is published annually in summer of each year.
The Overview Report contains value and volume data for the total UK fitted kitchen products market with a particular focus on the fitted unit (cabinetry) sector. The report is concerned only with kitchens sold for what can be defined as a ‘family’ home and excludes sales of products installed in commercial catering premises, office/shop kitchens, properties primarily used as short-term letting (eg holiday flats), or institutional settings (eg student accommodation).
Throughout the report ‘(Fitted) Kitchen Unit’ refers only to fitted cabinetry (wall and base cupboards, appliance housings, drawer stacks) and does not include tables, chairs, or stand-alone items such as welsh dressers. ‘Kitchen Unit’ value excludes cost of worktops even if tops are supplied by the furniture manufacturer. “Add on” sales where five or fewer units are sold are generally excluded from figures but an estimate of the value of ‘add on’ is provided for some total market size tables.
The door only replacement sector, now termed by JKMR the ‘Facelift Sector,’ is considered as a separate entity to the mainstream market and not included in data tables. However a special Sector Spotlight analysis provides trend data on this ‘alternative’ means for kitchen refurbishment.
For space purposes trend tables will not necessarily show data for every year. Clients are welcome to request full time series data (covering at minimum all years from 2001) for all key indicators.
- JKMR Data: The consultancy’s own primary research includes data from independent kitchen retailers, enabling trends in this highly disparate sector to be continually monitored. Interview programs and information exchange are also undertaken with a wide range of suppliers and major retailers in the industry.
- Company Data: Company accounts, corporate data, and general press and PR material on the interiors market and individual companies are all actively researched and held on file.
- Other Sources include government statistics, social trend data, published information from other research companies including those specialising in construction and retail trends, trade organisations and trade press. JKMR also works in collaboration with KBB consumer research specialists Trend-Monitor.
List of Report Contents
Section 1: 2018 Performance, Market Size, & Potential Market Development
Synopsis of 2018 Fitted Kitchen Market Performance
Key Market Indicators with Trend Data
2018 Kitchen Furniture Sales Value & Volume by Major Retailer/Retail Channel 2018 Major Operator & Key Channel Performance vs 2017
Summary of Market Trends
Fitted Kitchen Market Size: Market Value & Installation Numbers
Total Value by Product Sector (units, integrated MDA, tops, sinks)
Main Product Sector Value Indices
Total Fitted Kitchen Products Value by Client (new build; RSL; Private: Rental)
Kitchens Sold by Channel
Market Projections for 2019 & Beyond
UK Fitted Kitchen Market: SWOT Analysis
The Fitted Kitchen Market: The Larger Picture
The Kitchen Buyer, Economics & Consumer Budget, Housing Tenure, Retail Environment, The Long-Term View.
Volume Market Share by Main Retail Routes: Trends & Projections
Qualitative Review of Potential Developments in the Kitchen Retail Base
Section 2: Trends in Furniture Type & Design
Trends: Number of Kitchens Sold & MSP Value: UK vs Import Split
Import Sales Value by Country: Trends
Trends in Furniture Type Vol & Value (flat-pack, rigid, component, import)
Sales Volume Distribution Trends for Price Sectors
Fitted Unit MSP Value Trends: ‘Trade’ vs ‘Consumer’
Kitchen Design Qualitative Review
Number of Kitchen Units & Doors Sold: Trends
Section 3: Retail Channel Data & Sector Spotlight
Kitchens Sold: RSL vs New Build vs Private Landlord vs Refurb: Trends
Summary Kitchen Furniture Sales Trends: MSP & Volume by Channel
Kitchen Furniture Sales Value & Volume by Major Retailer/Channel: 2016-2017
Trends in Number & Type of Retail Outlets
Specialist Sector Trends, Conventional vs Virtual Studios
Sector Spotlight: On-Line Kitchen Retailing
Sector Spotlight: The ‘Face-lift’ Sector
Total Kitchen Product Sales Value by Type by Retail Channel: Trends
Trends in Retail Spend on Kitchens by Major Retailer/Sector
Section 4: Major Retailers & Fitted Furniture Suppliers
Kitchen Furniture Supply Base: Market Leader Trading Patterns
Selected Major Players: 2018 & Beyond
Larger UK Manufacturers: Kitchen Furniture Sales at MSP from 1988
Selected Import Brands: Kitchen Furniture Sales in the UK at MSP from 1987
Major Multiple Site Kitchen Retailers: 2018 Sales & Operation Summary
Summary Data for Selected Major UK Fitted Kitchen Furniture Producers
Appendix: Demographics, House Building,Supply Structure
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.