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Charted: Number of IKEA Stores, by Country



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A chart with the number of IKEA stores in each country.

Charted: Number of IKEA Stores By Country

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

The first IKEA opened in 1958 in Älmhult, Sweden, forever changing how students and young adults on a shoestring budget decorated their homes.

Its mission to provide simple, affordable, and functional furniture to the masses revolutionized an entire industry.

But in which countries does the Scandinavian brand have the biggest presence?

We visualize the number of IKEA stores globally, by region and country, using data from World Population Review. The source warns that per-country numbers tend to fluctuate as stores can open and shut at any time. IKEA’s own store count lists them by region only, and has a lower total number, suggesting stores have closed since World Population Review’s last count.

Which Countries Have the Most IKEA Stores?

IKEA’s biggest presence is in Germany, boasting of 55 stores in a country of 83 million people, or about one store per 1.5 million Germans.

RankCountryRegionIkea Stores
1🇩🇪 GermanyEurope55
2🇺🇸 U.S.North America52
3🇨🇳 ChinaAsia37
4🇫🇷 FranceEurope36
5🇪🇸 SpainEurope30
6🇮🇹 ItalyEurope23
7🇬🇧 UKEurope22
8🇸🇪 SwedenEurope20
9🇨🇦 CanadaNorth America15
10🇳🇱 NetherlandsEurope13
11🇯🇵 JapanAsia12
12🇵🇱 PolandEurope11
13🇦🇺 AustraliaOceania10
14🇨🇭 SwitzerlandEurope9
15🇧🇪 BelgiumEurope8
16🇦🇹 AustriaEurope8
17🇮🇩 IndonesiaAsia7
18🇹🇷 TurkeyAsia7
19🇹🇼 TaiwanAsia7
20🇮🇱 IsraelAsia7
21🇳🇴 NorwayEurope7
22🇮🇳 IndiaAsia5
23🇬🇷 GreeceEurope5
24🇵🇹 PortugalEurope5
25🇩🇰 DenmarkEurope5
26🇫🇮 FinlandEurope5
27🇹🇭 ThailandAsia4
28🇰🇷 South KoreaAsia4
29🇸🇦 Saudi ArabiaAsia4
30🇲🇾 MalaysiaAsia4
31🇦🇪 UAEAsia4
32🇭🇰 Hong KongAsia4
33🇨🇿 Czech RepublicEurope4
34🇩🇴 Dominican RepublicNorth America4
35🇪🇬 EgyptAfrica3
36🇲🇦 MoroccoAfrica3
37🇸🇬 SingaporeAsia3
38🇰🇼 KuwaitAsia3
39🇭🇺 HungaryEurope3
40🇧🇬 BulgariaEurope3
41🇵🇷 Puerto RicoNorth America3
42🇷🇴 RomaniaEurope2
43🇮🇪 IrelandEurope2
44🇲🇽 MexicoNorth America2
45🇨🇱 ChileSouth America2
46🇵🇭 PhilippinesAsia1
47🇯🇴 JordanAsia1
48🇴🇲 OmanAsia1
49🇶🇦 QatarAsia1
50🇧🇭 BahrainAsia1
51🇲🇴 MacauAsia1
52🇺🇦 UkraineEurope1
53🇷🇸 SerbiaEurope1
54🇸🇰 SlovakiaEurope1
55🇭🇷 CroatiaEurope1
56🇱🇹 LithuaniaEurope1
57🇸🇮 SloveniaEurope1
58🇱🇻 LatviaEurope1
59🇪🇪 EstoniaEurope1
60🇨🇾 CyprusEurope1
61🇮🇸 IcelandEurope1
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A 2022 survey found that 96% of Germans knew of the IKEA brand of which 64% actively bought furniture from them. But it’s not only a passion for minimalist home design that Germans enjoy. In 2011, a German newspaper found that IKEA ranked as the second-most popular fast food place in the country, successfully beating out McDonald’s.

Across the Atlantic, the U.S. ranks a close second with 52 IKEA stores, most of them congregating on both coasts, though a fair amount can be found in the Midwest.

Both Germany and the U.S. are well-ahead of the next closest countries, China (37), France (36), and Spain (30), which round out the top five.

Like many other brands seeking access to the 1.4-billion strong market, IKEA has focused on China as a major growth opportunity. It prioritized more modular designs to fit smaller Chinese homes, a sharp contrast to their American consumers who wanted bigger beds and closets.

Some countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe only have a single store. However, numbers don’t tell the whole story. For example, in Croatia and Lithuania, IKEA is the most-searched brand in the country.

In the Philippines (also with a solitary IKEA), shoppers are treated to a an incredible (or tiring) experience: in Pasay City, the biggest IKEA store ever measures 700,000 square feet, or the equivalent of 150 basketball courts. Before it had even opened, Filipinos reportedly crashed the website in a rush to sign up for loyalty programs.

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Infographic: The Next Characters to Enter the Public Domain

This infographic shows which popular characters will be entering the public domain over the next 15 years.



Infographic showing which popular characters that will enter public domain in coming years

The Next Characters to Enter the Public Domain

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects authors’ original works, meaning that their art cannot be used without approval. However, copyright protections do not last forever—eventually, all original work will enter the public domain.

In this graphic, we visualize the popular characters that are set to enter the public domain in the next 15 years, using data compiled from several sources.

How Does a Character Enter the Public Domain?

The amount of time a given work is protected by copyright varies, but this window typically lasts 70 years after the author’s death or 95 years after publication. Once the copyright expires, the work enters the public domain, signaling time for anyone to enjoy and interact with them without legal repercussions.

Which Characters Will Have Their Copyrights Expire Next?

The Brothers Grimm version of Snow White has already had its copyright expire. However, Disney’s iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs version will only enter public domain in 2032.

On January 1st, 2024, the Steamboat Willie versions of Mickey and Minnie Mouse entered public domain (and already, content creators are seizing the opportunity). The modern version of Mickey Mouse will follow suit in roughly 15 years.

Below is a list of popular characters that will be entering the public domain in coming years.

CharacterYear expected to enter the public domain
Sleeping Beautyalready public domain
Snow Whitealready public domain
Pinocchioalready public domain
Peter Panalready public domain
Tinkerbellalready public domain
Captain Hookalready public domain
Winnie-the-Poohalready public domain
Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie version)already public domain
Minnie Mouse (Steamboat Willie version)already public domain
Betty Boop2026
Donald Duck2029
King Kong2029
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney version)2032
Bugs Bunny2035
Captain America2036
Wonder Woman2037
Mickey Mouse (Disney version)2037

Several of Mickey’s companions—including Pluto (2026), Goofy (2028), and Donald Duck (2029)—will be entering public domain in the next five years along with Betty Boop (2026), King Kong (2029), and Bugs Bunny (2035).

The copyright on many of DC Comics’ stars—like Superman, Batman, the Joker, and Wonder Woman—will expire in the 2030s.

If you found this interesting, check out this visualization on the world’s top media franchises of all-time by revenue.

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