Many companies, organisations and people – together – shape IKEA. Each and every person, idea and solution contribute to the big picture. Here is a selection of facts and figures that give a glimpse of the IKEA year that passed.
IKEA unites thousands of co-workers and hundreds of companies with different owners all over the world. IKEA is one brand but it reaches millions of hearts and homes.
In more homes
The IKEA retail business generated 38.3 billion Euro in sales, which means there are now more lovely bedrooms, beautiful kitchens and smarter storage than ever before.
IKEA retail sales*:
38.3 billion Euro
excluding consumption tax.
The most popular IKEA showroom never closes
People are visiting IKEA.com in huge numbers. In 2017, we reached a total of 2.3 billion visits globally. That’s what you call responsive design!
IKEA website visits:
The more, the merrier
More and more people are visiting IKEA stores. In 2017, we reached a total of 936,000,000 visits. That’s a lot of happy faces!
IKEA store visits:
IKEA Jeddah City
stores in Europe
stores in North America
store in Caribbean
stores in Middle East and North Africa
stores in Asia
stores in Australia
New IKEA stores:
New IKEA store in 2017
New IKEA store in new market: Serbia
From Älmhult to
in 59 years …
More people than ever before now have access to an IKEA store. Our first store in Serbia was also our 400th worldwide. At the end of August 2017 there were 403 IKEA stores in 49 markets.
Doers often wear yellow and blue
The number of IKEA co-workers is growing. There are now over 190,000 co-workers working together, having fun together and making life at home a little better. Every day.
This year, RYET LED light bulb was launched. With an astoundingly low retail price, it’s truly making LED affordable for the many.
Welcome to the light ages
By only offering LED lighting in the IKEA product range, IKEA customers have been able to reduce the energy consumption around the globe.
Estimated energy reduction per year*:
3.3 billion kWh
* Assuming that the customer changes one incandescent light bulb to an LED bulb and that it’s lit 3h/day for one year.
Plastic being reborn
We are working hard to use less and less new raw material in IKEA products. For example, in 2017, 11 million old PET bottles were given a new lease on life when they were turned into KUNGSBACKA kitchen fronts.
Recycled 0.5 L PET bottles:
The IKEA franchise system
The IKEA retail business is operated through a franchise system with franchisees that are authorised to market and sell the IKEA product range and operate IKEA stores and other sales channels in specified geographical territories. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. 11 different groups of companies own and operate IKEA sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. *From FY17 IKEA retail sales figure includes sales of services to IKEA customers.
Learn more about IKEA (PDF, 2 MB)
Meet Hay Tar Gay, one of the children benefiting from the partnership between the IKEA Foundation and Handicap International.
We talk to Martin Nordin from IKEA Food, who turned his private passion for food into his profession. (Not to mention a flourishing Instagram account and a cook book.)