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Just the Stats: Recliners PDF Print E-mail

The Just the Stats series gathers in one place data Furniture/Today's Market Research team has compiled on specific product categories; in this case, recliners. Drawn from special research reports published throughout the year, the data points spotlight what's going on with the category.

Recliner retail sales


2009 estimated spending in $ billions 2008 estimated spending in $ billions %change from 2008 % of total furniture and bedding market
Reclining chairs $3.3 $3.6 -9.7% 5%



Motion chairs (including recliners, gliders/swivel rockers, etc.) in furniture stores

  • Accounted for 7% of furniture store sales in 2008.
  • Accounted for 6% of selling space in furniture stores in 2008.
  • Median SKUs, 30 and median number of lines, 3.
  • Median best-selling price points for a leather recliner, $699 and $399 for a fabric-covered recliner.


Recliner features that entice consumers to pay more

% of consumers
Stain-resistant fabric 58%
Warranty 56%
Additional back support 46%
Leather 45%
Extended foot rest 36%
Safety mechanism when leg rest is extended 36%
Reclines to a flat, horizontal position 36%
Wider seat 33%
Rocking motion 33%
Swivel motion 28%
Brand name 27%
Glider motion 22%
Smaller in size   
21%
Matching ottoman     
20%
Motorized reclining motion    
14%
Wing back 11%
Cup holders          
10%
Exposed wood                                                             
7%
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 06:31