You may think that the kitchen manufacturing industry is a niche market with very little going on. In fact, it a massive industry both in America and Great Britain. In the US the kitchen industry is worth $16 billion per year. More than 10,000 companies are involved in making kitchen cabinets and related items. They employ 115,000 highly skilled individuals. The UK figures are similarly impressive. The British kitchen industry contributes £1.4 billion per year and is set to grow by 7% every year. The 1,200 companies that work in this market provide employment to more than 14,000 people. You can see that kitchen manufacturers are important for the economy as they generate a lot of cash and provide excellent employment opportunities.