Building Success: The Furniture Manufacturing Industry
Though furniture manufacturing has always been a part of Mexico's manufacturing history, growth in the industry has started to increase at a record pace as recently as 2014, when wages in China and the United States began to drastically increase. A previously fragmented sector, furniture manufacturers in Mexico are now seeking to gain an advantage by operating in manufacturing clusters and taking advantage of cluster networks used by other industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics manufacturing. IKEAs investment in Monterrey has also increased the number of furniture manufacturing companies in the region.
Mexico's Furniture Manufacturing Industry
Mexico exported USD $10.68 billion in furniture, digital signs, and prefabricated products in 2017, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. Mexico’s top furniture export country is the United States, which includes materials used in assembling a furniture product as in wood, metal, textiles, and plastic.
Furniture Manufacturing Locations in Mexico
Much of the furniture manufacturing done in Mexico takes place in the northern and central states, including:
- The State of Mexico
- Nuevo León
- Baja California
Furnture Manufacturing Growth Trends
As Mexico’s middle class grows and online home goods purchases increase, demand for furniture products manufactured in Mexico will increase. Many of these products are specifically made for smaller spaces to account for the growth in apartment living in Mexico, and urban living around the U.S. Also among recent trends in the sector is a significant rise in the manufacture of furniture for offices.
Employees in the furniture manufacturing industry are leveraging innovation to become more competitive, and seeking differentiation through unique designs and investments in new technology. A resurgence in skilled labor for specialized furniture manufacturing needs, such as expert sewing, is also in full swing.
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