The industry contributed 0,8% of total manufacturing production in the third quarter of 2015, with its share remaining fairly constant from 2010.
Production fell by 3,7% from third quarter 2013 to the third quarter of 2015, compared to an increase of 11% from the third quarter of 2010 to the third quarter of 2013. From the second to the third quarter, production rose by 1,1%.
Employment was 45 000 in the third quarter of 2015, around the same as five years earlier. The figure is too small for most reported changes to be statistically significant.
Capacity utilisation rose in the past quarter, from 76,6% in the second quarter of 2015 to 77,3% in the third quarter. It had however been reported at 90% two years earlier, in the third quarter of 2013.
The most up-to-date trade data do not provide separate figures for furniture.