Outdoor Furniture & Grills

Sales will benefit from continued emphasis on a blending of outdoor and indoor spaces, and by ongoing preferences for higher-value outdoor pieces that will boost value demand.

US demand to rise 3.7% annually through 2019

US demand for outdoor furniture and grills (including patio heaters, outdoor cooking appliances, and accessories such as cushions, umbrellas, and grilling utensils) is forecast to rise 3.7 percent annually to $9.1 billion in 2019. After peaking in 2007, US sales of outdoor furniture and grills plummeted in 2009. An improving economy and trends toward at-home outdoor entertaining and "staycations" supported growth between 2009 and 2014. Through 2019, sales will benefit from continued emphasis on a blending of outdoor and indoor spaces. Likewise, ongoing preference for higher-value pieces will boost value demand.

Dominant residential market to grow fastest

Single-family dwellings comprise the largest share of the dominant residential market for outdoor furniture and grills, due to their larger yards and amenability to decks, patios, and porches. Double-digit advances in housing completions and continued growth in consumers’ disposable incomes will benefit residential demand going forward. Sales to the smaller nonresidential market will slow from the 2009-2014 rate, due to weakening replacement demand in the hospitality sector. Sales to national, state, and local parks will advance the fastest among all markets, expanding from a depressed 2014 base, when demand was hampered by government cuts.

Patio heaters, furniture to post fastest growth

The dominant outdoor furniture and accessories market will post solid gains, accounting for over three-fourths of demand increases. Trade in these pieces has increased in recent years, with metal and wicker products accounting for the greatest growth in imports. While increasing production costs abroad and stylistic trends will mute imports of these products somewhat going forward, the trade deficit in outdoor furniture will continue to rise. Heightened attention to style and improved fabric durability will support demand for related accessories, which can inexpensively refresh or update furniture.

In the grills and accessories market, demand is approaching saturation and will be the slowest among major product segments. As a result, grill purchases are primarily of replacement or additional models (e.g., for camping or tailgating purposes). Going forward, a trend toward higher-end grills and complementary outdoor cooking appliances such as pizza ovens, smokers, and turkey fryers will boost value gains. Demand for patio heating products is forecast to grow robustly through 2019. These products are increasingly popular due to their ability to extend the outdoor season, and have a spillover effect on outdoor furniture demand since they increase the usability of the latter.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $7.6 billion US outdoor furniture and grill industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., outdoor furniture, cushions and covers, umbrellas and hammocks, grills, patio heaters), market (e.g., single-family housing, multifamily housing, manufactured housing, nonresidential market), and US region. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 36 industry players, including WC Bradley, Weber-Stephen Products, and Brown Jordan International.

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  1. Outdoor Furniture & Grills

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $154.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $138.00

      1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,279.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Economic Outlook

        $209.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $209.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLD

        2. 3.3.1 Population

          $126.00

        3. 3.3.2 Households

          $82.00

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $293.00

        1. 3.4.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

          $118.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $128.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2004-2014

      5. 3.5 Construction Trends

        $940.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Construction

          $625.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          4. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2014

          5. Table | EXISTING HOME SALES BY REGION

          6. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY PORCH, PATIO, & DECK CONSTRUCTION

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Construction

          $95.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        4. 3.5.3 Nonbuilding Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends & Seasonality

        $115.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-2 OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL MARKET, 2005-2014

      7. 3.7 Pricing Patterns

        $123.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL PRICING

        2. CHART II-3 OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL PRICING DEFLATORS, 2004-2024

      8. 3.8 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $342.00

        1. Table | US TRADE IN OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILLS

        2. 3.8.1 Imports

          $186.00

          1. Table | US IMPORTS OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILLS BY SOURCE, 2004-2014

          2. CHART II-4 US OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL IMPORTS BY TYPE & SOURCE, 2014

          3. CHART II-5 SOURCES OF US IMPORTS AS A SHARE OF TOTAL DEMAND, 2004-2014

        3. 3.8.2 Exports

          $89.00

          1. Table | EXPORTS OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILLS BY DESTINATION, 2004-2014

          2. CHART II-6 US OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL EXPORTS BY TYPE & DESTINATION, 2014

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,226.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 4.2 Outdoor Furniture & Accessories

        $1,652.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & ACCESSORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Outdoor Furniture

          $1,150.00

          1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART III-1 OUTDOOR FURNITURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

          3. Table | METAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

          4. Table | PLASTIC OUTDOOR FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

          5. Table | WICKER & RATTAN OUTDOOR FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

          6. Table | WOOD & OTHER MATERIALS OUTDOOR FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

          7. CHART III-2 US OUTDOOR FURNITURE MARKET SHARE, 2014

        3. 4.2.2 Cushions, Covers, & Other Accessories

          $221.00

          1. Table | CUSHION, COVER, & OTHER ACCESSORIES SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 4.2.3 Umbrellas & Hammocks

          $178.00

          1. Table | UMBRELLA & HAMMOCK SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Grills & Accessories

        $1,257.00

        1. Table | GRILL & ACCESSORY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Grills

          $969.00

          1. Table | GRILL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | GRILL DEMAND BY TYPE

          3. CHART III-3 GRILL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014: VALUE & UNITS

          4. Table | GAS GRILL DEMAND

          5. Table | CHARCOAL & OTHER SOLID FUEL GRILL DEMAND

          6. Table | ELECTRIC & OTHER GRILL DEMAND

          7. Table | GRILLS IN USE BY TYPE

          8. CHART III-4 US GRILL MARKET SHARE, 2014

        3. 4.3.2 Grill Parts & Grilling Utensils

          $219.00

          1. Table | GRILL PART & GRILLING UTENSIL SUPPLY & DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Patio Heating Products

        $197.00

        1. Table | PATIO HEATING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $809.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $93.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 5.2 Residential Market

        $413.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE

        2. 5.2.1 Single-Family Housing

          $82.00

          1. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND

        3. 5.2.2 Multifamily Housing

          $92.00

          1. Table | MULTIFAMILY OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND

        4. 5.2.3 Manufactured Housing

          $82.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Nonresidential Market

        $166.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Other Markets

        $137.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND IN OTHER MARKETS

    6. 6 REGIONS

      $2,079.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $98.00

        1. CHART V-1 REGIONAL MARKET COMPARISON, 2014

      2. 6.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $581.00

        1. 6.2.1 Population Patterns

          $128.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 6.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $116.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 6.2.3 Construction Activity

          $108.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        4. 6.2.4 Housing Outlook

          $130.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS

        5. 6.2.5 Regional Personal Consumer Expenditures

          $82.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      3. 6.3 Regional Demand for Outdoor Furniture & Grills

        $1,400.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART V-2 OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        3. 6.3.1 Northeast

          $243.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT

        4. 6.3.2 Midwest

          $268.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT

        5. 6.3.3 South

          $435.00

          1. Table | SOUTH OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT

        6. 6.3.4 West

          $351.00

          1. Table | WEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $128.00

        1. Table | OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      3. 7.3 Market Share & Leading Suppliers

        $318.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL MARKET SHARE, 2014

      4. 7.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $148.00

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $684.00

        1. 7.5.1 Brand Name Recognition

          $173.00

        2. 7.5.2 Marketing

          $317.00

        3. 7.5.3 Cooperative Agreements

          $166.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 7.6 Distribution Channels

        $473.00

        1. CHART VI-2 US OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL RETAIL SALES BY OUTLET, 2014

        2. 7.6.1 Mass Merchandisers & Wholesale Clubs

          $123.00

        3. 7.6.2 Specialty Retailers

          $129.00

        4. 7.6.3 Home Centers

          $82.00

        5. 7.6.4 Other

          $82.00

      7. 7.7 Leading Private Label Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | LEADING US OUTDOOR FURNITURE & GRILL PRIVATE LABEL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      8. 7.8 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,099.00

        1. 7.9.1 Ace Hardware Corporation

          $151.00

        2. 7.9.2 Adams Manufacturing Corporation

          $82.00

        3. 7.9.3 Agio International Company Limited

          $93.00

        4. 7.9.4 Bradley (WC) Company

          $242.00

        5. 7.9.5 Brinkmann Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 7.9.6 Brown Jordan International Incorporated

          $390.00

        7. 7.9.7 Century Furniture LLC

          $82.00

        8. 7.9.8 Craftmade International Incorporated

          $107.00

        9. 7.9.9 Ethan Allen Interiors Incorporated

          $83.00

        10. 7.9.10 Ferrellgas Partners LP

          $105.00

        11. 7.9.11 Grand Basket Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.9.12 Grand Hall Enterprise Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 7.9.13 Grosfillex SAS

          $82.00

        14. 7.9.14 HammockSource

          $176.00

        15. 7.9.15 Heritage Home Group LLC

          $82.00

        16. 7.9.16 HNI Corporation

          $93.00

        17. 7.9.17 Home Depot Incorporated

          $153.00

        18. 7.9.18 Homecrest Outdoor Living LLC

          $82.00

        19. 7.9.19 Jarden Corporation

          $145.00

        20. 7.9.20 Keter Group

          $82.00

        21. 7.9.21 Linya Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        22. 7.9.22 Lloyd/Flanders Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 7.9.23 Lowe's Companies Incorporated

          $202.00

        24. 7.9.24 Middleby Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 7.9.25 Onward Manufacturing Company Limited

          $115.00

        26. 7.9.26 O.W. Lee Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.9.27 RIO Brands LLC

          $119.00

        28. 7.9.28 Sears Holdings Corporation

          $185.00

        29. 7.9.29 Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 7.9.30 Stark Truss Company

          $82.00

        31. 7.9.31 Target Corporation

          $119.00

        32. 7.9.32 Treasure Garden Incorporated

          $102.00

        33. 7.9.33 Unaka Corporation

          $106.00

        34. 7.9.34 Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated

          $193.00

        35. 7.9.35 Weber-Stephen Products LLC

          $182.00

        36. 7.9.36 Yotrio Group Company Limited

          $82.00

      10. 7.10 Other Companies in the Outdoor Furniture and Grills Industry

        $94.00

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