Healthy increase for furnishing retailers

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/14/2005, Issue 5421, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that furnishing retailers enjoyed a healthy third quarter last year, with sales climbing by almost 7%. Sales of furniture, furnishings, home textiles and floorcoverings jumped by 6.4% to 5.023 billion in the quarter, according to National Statistics. The figures allow for inflation. Sales of furniture and furnishings climbed to 2.896 billion in the quarter--7% upon 2003 and up 3.3% on 2002. The increase compares with an annual growth rate of 1.9% in the second quarter of 2004.


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