Facts & Figures

Facts & figures


The IKEA story began in 1943 in the small village of Agunnaryd in Sweden, when founder Ingvar Kamprad was just 17. Since then, the IKEA Group has grown into a major retail experience with 123,000 co-workers in 25 countries/territories generating annual sales of more than 21.5 billion euros.
 
Below are some key facts and figures about the IKEA Group. For more detailed information, please use the links in the left-hand menu.
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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.
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Sales


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%.
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Purchasing


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%.
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Co-workers


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.
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Distribution


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


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.
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Catalog


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


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.