Furniture Trade Finance

TFG Furniture Financing Guide

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Furniture Trade Finance

Economic development and growth in Asian countries specifically, but also around the world is expected to drive significant expansion in the global furniture market. Countries such as China and India, whose consumer market is expanding encouragingly are believed to contribute to the global increase demand for furniture. This, along with ever-increasing urbanization and development in real estate business across the globe paint a promising picture for the market. Using a combination of capital, tools and international trade expertise, Trade Finance Global has helped a number of firms trading in these products import the materials they require and export their product to new markets abroad.

Furniture Trade Finance

According to Statista, the value of the furniture market worldwide is set to grow to $654.6bn by 2025, up from an expected $574.64bn in 2020.  As the aforementioned increases in urbanization, Asian consumer market and the economic development of China and India specifically, the demand for the financing of this trade will too grow in unison. Technology trends are expected to compliment the market for furniture, as millennial consumer groups purchase more and more online, which will help furniture suppliers as the need for physical presence (and the associative costs) dwindles. Furthermore, there is a growing trend of unique, artisan furniture that will inevitably contribute to the successes of Asian economies.


Products Financed & Finance Requirements

Products financed:

  • Sofa
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Worktops
  • Beds
  • Desks
  • Carpets

Finance Requirements:

  • You can demonstrate a history of profitable trading
  •  Your business is creditworthy
  •  You have a well-researched business plan in support of your proposed venture
How the transaction works

Unlike conventional finance, trade finance products require limited capital guarantees up front from the firms involved. Instead, Trade Finance Global will work with you to assess your business and your proposed venture and recommend an appropriate trade finance product for you. They will then identify sources of private finance and construct a product for you with bespoke lending terms and some form of guarantee for the lender – usually, this will take the form of an unpaid invoice, cash due in accounts receivable, or even the fertilizer goods involved in the transaction. Once agreed, TFG can extend finance to the buyer in the transaction to pay the seller in full upon dispatch of the goods, cash flow the buyer can enjoy lengthy repayment terms to ensure they can transport, receive and sell the goods involved in their venture, before repaying the finance from the profits.

What is the SIC code for Furniture Trade?

Due to the wide variety of the products included under ‘furniture trade’ there are multiple SIC codes that can apply:

  • 31010 – Manufacture of office and shop furniture
  • 31020 – Manufacture of kitchen furniture
  • 31090 – Manufacture of other furniture
  • 46150 – Agents involved in the sale of furniture, household goods, hardware and ironmongery.
  • 46470 – Wholesale of furniture, carpets and lighting equipment
  • 46650 – Wholesale of office furniture
  • 47599 – Retail of furniture, lighting, and similar (not musical instruments or scores) in specialised store
  • Repair of furniture and home furnishings

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (, Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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