Facts & Figures

Facts & figures

The story of IKEA began in 1943 in the small village of Agunnaryd, Sweden, when Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, was just 17. Since then, the IKEA Group has grown into a global retail brand with 131,000 co-workers in 41 countries generating annual sales of more than 24.7 billion EURO."

IKEA Group figures at a glance

The IKEA Group figures are based on the IKEA fiscal year (1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009). Sales for the IKEA Group for the financial year 2009 increased by 1.4 per cent to a total of 21.5 billion euros.


At the end of the 2009 financial year, there were 267 IKEA Group stores in 25 countries stocking everything for home furnishing under one roof. Last year IKEA stores welcomed 590 million visitors gaining inspiration from our displays which show IKEA products in actual room settings. For the latest store information, please visit IKEA Group stores.
Top five sales countries
Germany 16%, USA 11%, France 10%, UK 7%, and Italy 7%.


IKEA has 31 trading service offices in 26 countries. This allows us to be close to our suppliers - about 1,220 in 55 countries - so we can monitor production, test new ideas, negotiate prices and check quality while keeping an eye on social and working conditions.
Top five purchasing countries
China 20%, Poland 18%, Italy 8%, Germany 6% and Sweden 5%.


The IKEA Group has 123,000 co-workers spread across functions such as purchasing, distribution, whole-sale, range, retail, support functions and the Swedwood Group.


IKEA has 28 distribution centres and 11 customer distribution centres in 16 countries. Using flat packs, transporting goods where possible by rail and sea, and utilising fuel-saving techniques allows us to be cost-effective and environmentally friendly.


Today's IKEA range consists of 9,500 home furnishing articles, designed to be functional and good looking but at a low price. Each item is developed by IKEA of Sweden, which is also responsible for giving each product its unique name, such as BILLY and KLIPPAN. To read more, please visit Our product range.


Last year 198 million copies of the catalogue were printed in 56 editions and 27 languages.


The Swedwood Group is the IKEA industrial group. Swedwood produces wood-based furniture and wooden components in 46 production units in 10 countries. To read more, please visit Swedwood.

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