Southeast Asia Interior Fit-Out Furniture Market to Reach USD 13.33 Billion by 2032: Astute Analytica

Southeast Asia’s interior fit-out furniture market is expanding. Driven by rapid urbanization, a burgeoning middle class, and hospitality growth, it offers vast opportunities for domestic manufacturers and international suppliers alike. Key trends include a focus on sustainability, tech-integrated fit-outs, and strong demand in the commercial and residential sectors.

New Delhi, March 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the latest research by Astute Analytica, the Southeast Asia interior fit-out furniture market, valued at US$ 8.93 billion in 2023, is projected to reach over US$ 13.33 billion by 2032. This growth represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.55% during the forecast period from 2024 to 2032.

The residential sector dominates the Southeast Asian interior fit-out furniture market. With over 25% of overall demand, it’s not hard to imagine that the region’s growing middle class (now around 35% of the population) and rapid urbanization is driving this demand. As people have more money and move into cities in droves, they naturally want nicer living spaces. And why wouldn’t they? Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand drive the regional market due to their stronger economies and higher standards of living.

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The commercial sector holds the majority of revenue share: over 75%. The office-furniture industry is expected to continue a healthy growth as modern workplaces are becoming more popular due to changing work patterns and a focus on employee wellbeing. Also, since Southeast Asia is a global tourism hub with over 140 million international arrivals in 2022, it makes sense that so much emphasis would be put on hospitality segments where interior fit-out furniture plays a key role in creating an experience for guests.

Southeast Asia interior fit-out furniture market trends like sustainability are important drivers as well. Over 70% of Southeast Asian consumers think about sustainability when buying products which has led to an increase in eco-friendly furniture production. Online sales channels are also being democratized as more people gain access to them. And even though smart furniture isn’t too popular yet (it still occupies a niche), its rising adoption means there’s definitely a desire for technology-enhanced living/working environments; so we’ll see how long that niche lasts! Southeast Asia’s ability to manufacture such goods puts them at an advantage within the global market — further contributing towards industry growth.

Key Findings in Southeast Asia Interior Fit-Out Furniture Market

Market Forecast (2032) US$ 13.33 billion
CAGR 4.55%
Largest Country (2023) Malaysia (31.6%)
By Type Category A fit-out (60.8%)
By Services Manufacturing (55.2%)
By Application  Commercial (75.1%)
By Model  B2C (55%)
By Distribution Channel Furniture Manufacturers (39.6%)
By Building Type New Contract (80.3%)

Southeast Asia’s Contract Furniture Boom: Opportunities for Suppliers and Investors

The contract furniture in Southeast Asia interior fit-out furniture market is witnessing a strong influx of demand. The sales are projected to grow at a CAGR of 6% between 2024 and 2032, according to Astute Analytica. This growth is coming from all over, but it’s mostly coming from the hospitality industry which still holds a whopping 35% of the total market share. There’s always a competition of which one can be more luxurious. However, as lucrative as the hospitality sector may seem, it’s actually the office sector that is growing at the fastest pace right now. Wherein, businesses are starting to realize how important collaboration is for success and they want their offices to reflect this. So, naturally they’re turning towards contract furniture like ergonomic seating options and adaptable office setups. Another interesting thing about this trend is that Vietnam and Indonesia have positioned themselves as major production hubs for contract furniture, but China still has a strong hold on Southeast Asia’s industry.

It’s also worth mentioning that sustainability has emerged as a very important factor in purchasing decisions recently. In fact, nearly two thirds of businesses prioritize eco-friendly choices when choosing contract furniture according to estimates.

Thailand Offers Lucrative Growth Opportunity to Capitalize on Thriving Interior Fit-Out Furniture Market

Malaysia is currently leading the market, but it looks like Thailand’s interior fit-out furniture market might be next in line for domination. Its economy has been growing rapidly, and so has its middle class. There are also a lot more people living in urban areas now than there used to be. The biggest players in this region include Modernform, Index Living Mall, and SB Furniture. They’re all Thai manufacturers and retailers that’ve seen some serious growth lately.
Thailand boasts a strong design heritage and an established manufacturing base. Because of this, their consumers are willing to shell out big bucks on fancy new furnishings. On top of that, architects and interior designers play a crucial role in specifying what fit-out products should be stocked at each location. And let’s not forget about contract furniture suppliers – they’re the ones who actually bring those ideas to life.

Tourism is driving the hospitality industry forward at an alarming rate in the country, offering lucrative opportunity for market players. Moreover, the growth from residential houses and office buildings also has substantial demand thanks to population growth and the evolution of workspaces. As per Astute Analytica, there are already many established companies competing with one another here, they have to differentiate somehow to stay competitive. One way is by partnering with a local distributor or manufacturer so that the brand will take off faster in the country.

Manufacturing Services are the Heart of Southeast Asia Interior Fit-Out Furniture Market, Captures Over 55.2% Revenue Share

Today, Southeast Asia is a major manufacturing hub for interior fit-out furniture thanks to the cost competitiveness due to lower labor costs compared to developed regions. The region also has highly skilled workers who are very good at woodworking and craftsmanship. There’s an abundance of natural materials like wood, rattan, and bamboo which are important for furniture production. Governments across some Southeast Asian nations have given support to their nation’s economies with incentives and infrastructure development that encourage investment in the furniture manufacturing sector. Lastly, Southeast Asia is also geographically close to China which makes it easier for them to get supply chain materials.

Demand for Southeast Asian manufactured interior fit-out furniture market comes from a lot of different places too. Rapid urbanization and construction all over the region creates massive needs for interior fit-outs within residential, commercial, and hospitality sectors. An expanding middle class poses more disposable income which prompts them to want higher quality furniture. Also, as global design trends continue to spread out further into Southeast Asia there will be a much greater need of diverse design styles in their marketplaces.

The domestic market within the region stands as one of the biggest consumers of Southeast Asian manufactured fit-out furniture. International importers such as retailers and design firms in developed nations require their services too as well as the global contract furniture industry serving institutions and large-scale projects around the world. Thailand and Malaysia’s established industries and skilled workforces carry out a lot of work when it comes to manufacturing service providers while Vietnam and Indonesia become major production hubs instead where there’s greater opportunity for growth.

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Category A Fit-Outs: Shaping the Future of Southeast Asian Commercial Spaces, With More than 60.8% Revenue Contribution

Category A fit-outs —flooring, ceilings, partitions, and essential MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) services — make up 60.8% of Southeast Asia’s interior fit-out furniture market. It’s no surprise that the region’s construction sector is booming; it’s predicted to grow at a CAGR of over 6% between 2023-2028. When it comes to functional commercial spaces, Category A fit-outs are an absolute must-have. The corporate sector is expanding rapidly — especially office spaces in Vietnam and the Philippines — which only drives demand for Category A fit-outs further.
Sustainable solutions are taking center stage: around 70% of businesses are willing to invest in eco-friendly fit-outs. Smart building technology is also seeing niche yet promising growth.

Southeast Asia Interior Fit-Out Furniture Market Key Players

  • ATC craft
  • PT. Chitose Internasional Tbk
  • Decoy Plant Co., Ltd.
  • East Coast Furnitech Public Company Limited (ECF)
  • Global House Public Company Limited. (Thailand)
  • Hin Lim Furniture Manufacturer Sdn. Bhd
  • Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
  • PT Integra Indocabinet Tbk
  • Kaiser 1 Furniture Industry (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
  • Lio Collection
  • Minh Duong Furniture Corp
  • Phu Tai Joint Stock Company
  • Pottery Barn
  • VIVERE Group
  • Waltco International, Inc.
  • West Elm
  • Other Prominent Players

Key Segmentation:

By Type

  • Shell and Core Fit-Out
  • Category A Fit-Out
    • Electrical outlets
    • Raised access floors
    • HVAC systems
    • Fire protection systems
    • Toilets
    • Grid ceiling
    • Others
  • Category B Fit-Out

By Services

  • Consulting
    • Design, functionality, materials, and building physics 
    • Project-related custom solutions 
    • Prototypes and patterns
  • Planning
    • Construction documentation and execution 
    • Detailed operational charts
  • Manufacturing
    • Carried out by experienced specialists
    • Three facilities specialized in wood products
  • Implementation
    • Project managers experienced in handling large-scale projects
    • Quality, cost and schedule control throughout the construction process

By Distribution Channel

  • Real-estate Developers
  • Architects/Interior Designers
  • Furniture Manufacturers
  • Others

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • Offices
    • Retail
    • Education
    • Healthcare 
    • Hotels
    • Resorts & Leisure
    • Others

By Building Type

  • New Construct
  • Existing (renovation/upgrade)

By Model

  • B2B
  • B2C

By Country

  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand

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