IKEA® 2017
by numbers


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.

A woman painting her nails, sitting on a bed in front or a wall with lots of mirrors.

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.

A woman looking for inspiration on the IKEA website using a tablet.

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:

2.3 billion

A boy visiting a IKEA store, having fun putting a strainer on his head.

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:

936 million

A world map made of dots, shoing all 14 new stores IKEA opened September 2016 - August 2017.

IKEA Memphis

IKEA Wuppertal

IKEA Wetzlar

IKEA Magdeburg

IKEA Soroskar

IKEA Loulé

IKEA Harbin

IKEA Nantong

IKEA Jinan

IKEA Belgrade

IKEA Brisbane

IKEA Jeddah City

IKEA Colombus

IKEA Lublin

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

300  stores

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.

Ingvar Kamprad outside the first store in Älmhult and happy co-workers celebrating the 400th IKEA store in Serbia
1958 – Ingvar Kamprad outside the first store in Älmhult
2017 – Happy co-workers celebrating the 400th IKEA store in Serbia
Two IKEA co-workers lwaring yellow and striped shirts laughing together.

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.

IKEA co-workers:


The RYET LED bulb on a green background.

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.

A kitchen with black KUNGSBACKA doors, made from PET bottles.

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:

11 million

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)

More highlights