Tufted and woven carpet export data from Belgium and the Netherlands, Europe's two largest manufacturing nations in the category. Includes value (€) and volume (sqm) data for 2021 and 2022.

Nearly 140 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between August 21–27, 2023. Full list by business type.

59 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

13 companies left creditors with £9.6 million shortfall.

First signposted in January, more details about the property sale and its owner are now public.

Andrew Martin continued to grow its business with the South Wales upholstered furniture manufacturer in which it acquired a majority stake back in 2021.

Complete list of the top 100 countries where core furniture categories were exported to in the first six months of 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

The Local Authority Districts with the highest concentration of over 16s in employment currently working in the furniture manufacturing sector, and how that has changed since 2011.

Nearly 170 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between August 14–20, 2023. Full list by business type.

48 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Eight companies left debts of £17.4 million.

There was a sense of understandable frustration along the supply chain following the insolvent buyout of furniture, home and gift retailer Cox & Cox earlier this year.

Complete list of all 89 countries from which living, dining and bedroom wood furniture was imported into the U.K. in the first six months of 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 77 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in the first six months of 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 69 countries from which sofas were imported into the U.K. in the first six months of 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Nearly 200 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between August 7–13, 2023. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all 50 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the first six months of 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

57 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Nine companies left debts of £4 million.

It is fair to say any challenges facing Loaf, the clicks-to-bricks U.K. furniture retailer, should be filed under first-world problems.

More than a month has passed since Acclaim Upholstery ceased trading with its 128 employees made redundant and the company placed into administration.

In the first six days of August there were over 200 new companies incorporated across furniture and flooring retail, wholesale and production disciplines. But not all of them may be what they seem.

205 new industry companies incorporated in the period between August 1–6, 2023. Full list by business type.

52 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

14 companies left debts of £3.15 million.

There was a big disparity between the performances of Wayfair's domestic and international businesses in the second quarter of 2023 and it was partly driven by actions taken by the ecommerce company.

Following the cash at Britain's largest beds specialist.

Michael Gove, the housing secretary, last week launched proposals to extend permitted development rights in a move that would introduce flexibility to convert properties such as high street shops and takeaways into new homes.

The top 50 export markets for U.K. furniture companies in May 2023.

278 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

Seven new entities incorporated in the latest month.

363 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

119 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

48 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

39 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

54 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Six companies left debts of £3.6 million.

Complete list of all 61 countries from which wood living, dining and bedroom furniture was imported into the U.K. in May 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 33 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in May 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 58 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in May 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.