List of Countries with IKEA Stores

CEO Khai Intela
IKEA, the multinational group of companies known for their ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and home accessories, has a global presence. With over 462 stores operating in 59 countries and territories, IKEA has become a household name...

IKEA, the multinational group of companies known for their ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and home accessories, has a global presence. With over 462 stores operating in 59 countries and territories, IKEA has become a household name worldwide. Let's take a closer look at some of the countries where you can find IKEA stores.

Current Markets

The list below showcases countries and regions with IKEA stores, organized by the date of the first store in each market:

  1. Sweden: The birthplace of IKEA, Sweden opened its first store in Älmhult in 1958. With 20 stores in the country, including the world's third largest IKEA outside Stockholm, Sweden remains an important market.

  2. Norway: IKEA ventured outside Sweden in 1963 with its first store in Slependen. Norway now boasts seven IKEA stores, including locations in Oslo, Stavanger, and Bergen.

  3. Denmark: In 1969, IKEA opened its first store near Copenhagen. Denmark now has six IKEA locations, including Aarhus and Odense.

  4. Switzerland: IKEA expanded beyond Scandinavia in 1973 with its first store in Spreitenbach. Today, the country has nine IKEA stores.

  5. Japan: Taking its Scandinavian design to Asia, IKEA opened its first store in Nagoya in 1974. Although the company temporarily withdrew from the market due to stagnant sales, it returned in 2006 and now has 12 stores in Japan.

  6. Germany: In 1974, IKEA opened its first store near Munich. Germany is IKEA's largest market, with 55 stores across the country, including four stores in Berlin alone.

  7. Australia: IKEA made its way Down Under in 1975, with the first store in Sydney. Today, Australia has 12 IKEA stores, including locations in Perth and Adelaide.

  8. Hong Kong: The first IKEA outlet in a Chinese-speaking territory opened in Kowloon in 1975. Hong Kong now has four IKEA stores, all owned by DFI Retail Group.

  9. Canada: IKEA's first store in North America opened in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1976. As of 2023, Canada has 17 IKEA stores in six provinces.

  10. Austria: In 1977, IKEA opened its first store near Vienna. Notably, IKEA opened its first eco-friendly store in Vienna in 2021, focusing on sustainability and zero-emission vehicles for delivery.

These are just a few examples of the countries where you can find IKEA stores. From Singapore to Spain, and from Mexico to Egypt, IKEA continues to expand its global presence, bringing affordable and stylish furniture to homes around the world.

List of countries with IKEA stores The world's largest IKEA store is located in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Future Markets

IKEA has plans to enter new markets and expand its reach even further. Here are some countries that are on the horizon for IKEA:

  • New Zealand: IKEA is set to open its first store in New Zealand, specifically in Sylvia Park, Auckland, in late 2025.

  • Peru: As part of its expansion in South America, IKEA plans to open its first store in Peru in 2026.

  • Luxembourg: Although Luxembourg doesn't currently have an IKEA store, shoppers can have IKEA products shipped directly to their addresses from the nearest IKEA store in Arlon, Belgium.

  • Vietnam: IKEA has plans to expand into Vietnam within the next five years, with Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City as potential locations.

  • Brazil: IKEA announced its intention to open stores in São Paulo, Brazil. While there is no expected release date, it is rumored to open in September 2024.

Former Markets

IKEA has also had a presence in markets that it has since exited. One significant example is Russia, which was the fourth-largest market by revenue. However, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, IKEA decided to suspend operations and eventually permanently close its shops in Russia. A company called "Swed House" has since opened in Moscow, replacing the IKEA stores in the country.

Conclusion

IKEA's global footprint spans across continents, bringing affordable and stylish furniture to millions of homes. With a focus on sustainable practices and innovative designs, IKEA continues to grow and enter new markets, making its products accessible to people around the world.

Visit the official IKEA website to explore their vast range of products and find a store near you.

Note: This article is based on the current information available and may not include recent updates or changes in IKEA's store locations.

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