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 139,000 co-workers in 44 countries generating annual sales of more than 27 billion EURO.

Store locations


There are IKEA stores in 40 countries/territories, 294 stores in 26 countries owned by the largest IKEA franchisee, the IKEA Group: Australia (QLD, NSW, VIC), Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

The other 42 stores are owned and run by other franchisees in 16 countries/territories. These are Australia (WA, SA), United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey.

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