List of countries with IKEA stores

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IKEA is a multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories. As of November 2018, there are 446 IKEA stores operating in 52 countries.[1]

Countries[edit]

The following list of countries with IKEA stores is arranged by date of first store in each country.

No. Country and Region Debut First store location[2] No. of stores Notes
1 Sweden Sweden 1958 Älmhult[3] 20 Sweden has the world's second largest IKEA (outside Stockholm; 55,221 square meters)[4] after South Korea's Gwangmyeong store.[5]
2 Norway Norway 1963 Slependen 7 First IKEA outside Sweden. Stores: Oslo (Two stores, Slependen and Furuset), Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bergen and Hamar.[6]
3 Denmark Denmark 1969 Ballerup[7] (near Copenhagen) 5 Opened 13 March 1969. Ballerup store closed and moved to Tåstrup 1975. Other stores: Gentofte, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
4 Switzerland Switzerland 1973 Spreitenbach[8] 9 First IKEA outside Scandinavia.
5 Japan Japan 1974 Nagakute (near Nagoya) 9 First IKEA outside of Europe. IKEA withdrew from the market in 1987 because of stagnant sales,[9] then returned in 2006 by opening a store in Funabashi, Chiba under a distribution partnership with the Mitsubishi Corporation.[10][11]
6 Germany Germany 1974 Eching[12] (near Munich) 53 IKEA's largest market. Berlin alone has four stores. The Berlin "Landsberger Allee" store is the second largest in Europe with 43,000 m2 (460,000 sq ft). The first store in East Germany opened in October 1990, just briefly after the German reunification.
7 Australia Australia 1975 Artarmon (Sydney) 10[13] The Perth and Adelaide IKEA stores were owned by Cebas Pty Ltd until February 2017 when they were acquired by the IKEA Group.[13]
8 Canada Canada 1975 Dartmouth 14 The first IKEA store in North America opened in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1975 and closed 13 years later,[14][15] though the company opened a new Dartmouth location in 2017.[16] As of 2020, there were 14 stores in six provinces, as well as 31 pickup-only collection points including in the four provinces not served by regular stores.[17]
9 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1975 Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui) 4 The first store opened in Hong Kong (then a British colony) in Tsim Sha Tsui; the original store was later relocated. All are franchises owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings. First IKEA in a Chinese-speaking territory; IKEA would open a store in mainland China 23 years later.
10 Austria Austria 1977 Vösendorf (near Vienna) 7 In 2021 IKEA will open its first "green" store in Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof railway station. The store won't feature parking facilities and only sells smaller products that can be carried home easily.
11 Singapore Singapore 1978 Bukit Timah 3 Original store moved to Katong in 1984, then to Alexandra Road in Queenstown in 1995. A second store opened in November 2006 in Tampines. A third store opened at Jem in the 29th of April 2021.[18]
12 Netherlands Netherlands 1978 Sliedrecht 13 Inter IKEA Systems' headquarters are located in the IKEA Concept Center in Delft. Groningen store is the third largest in Europe with 42,000 square metres (450,000 sq ft). Newest store opened in February 2015 in Zwolle.[19] The old store in Sliedrecht closed in 2006.[20]
13 Spain Spain 1980 Las Palmas 20 There are 16 stores on mainland Spain and 4 stores in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.[21]
14 Iceland Iceland 1981 Reykjavík 1 Originally, IKEA started its business in a loft above a grocery store in Reykjavík. Later, after having spent a decade in a large warehouse, it reopened (at around 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft) in Garðabær in October 2006).[22] IKEA's director in Iceland said that they want to open a store in Akureyri in the upcoming years,[23] but meanwhile that plan was shelved (and instead a limit put on shipping cost).[24]
15 France France 1981 Bobigny (near Paris) 36
16 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1983 Jeddah 6 First IKEA in a Muslim-majority country; stores are located in the metropolitan areas of Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran. The Riyadh and Jeddah stores have been completely rebuilt and relocated in recent years. The store in Dhahran opened in 2008. The second store in Jeddah opened in 2017. Two pick-up points also opened in two cities.
17 Belgium Belgium 1984 Zaventem and Ternat (near Brussels) 8 Stores in Anderlecht, Arlon, Ghent, Hasselt, Liège, Mons, Wilrijk and Zaventem. In 2008 the IKEA store in Ternat closed. In 2016, the stores in Hasselt and Mons opened, and in October of that year, IKEA bought a piece of land to open a second store in Antwerp.[25] Another new store will open near Kortrijk, but not anytime soon.
18 Kuwait Kuwait 1984 Kuwait City 2 Opened in the industrial district of Shuwaikh in 1984; transferred to a significantly larger new facility at The Avenues (a shopping centre) in early 2007. In 2020 IKEA opened at 360 Mall [26]
19  United States 1985 Plymouth Meeting (near Philadelphia) 52[27] This is a IKEA Largest Market, after Germany. The first IKEA in the U.S. was built in the Philadelphia suburb of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; this store has since moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In 1992, IKEA acquired the California-based STØR chain, adding three of that chain's four locations to their US presence; that chain's Houston, Texas location, which operated under a franchise agreement, became one of only a few independently franchised IKEA locations in the world.[28] The first IKEA in Puerto Rico opened its doors in 2013 in Bayamón.[29]
20  United Kingdom 1987 Warrington, Cheshire 21 IKEA opened a 32,000 square metres (340,000 sq ft) store in Calcot, Reading, Berkshire on 14 July 2016 and opened in September 2017 in Sheffield. On the 10 May 2018, the UK's 21st store opened in Exeter.[30][31] Additionally the UK has two Order and Collect points; Norwich[32] and Aberdeen.[33] An IKEA planning studio was opened in London in 2018. On 4 February 2020, IKEA announced its first ever UK store closure of its Coventry city centre store due to consistent losses.[34]
21  Italy 1989 Cinisello Balsamo (near Milan) 21 The last one opened in Cagliari in 2016. The largest store is located in Carugate, Milan, extending to 38000 m2.
22  Hungary 1990 Budapest 3 There are three stores in Hungary, two in the capital city Budapest and one in Budaörs.[35]
23  Poland 1990 Janki (near Warsaw) 12 There are three stores in Warsaw and one per Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Szczecin.
24 Czech Republic Czech Republic (then part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia) 1991 Budějovická (Prague) 4 There are two IKEA stores in Prague and one concept store: one at Zličín and one at Černý Most; both Zličín and Černý most are located at the periphery of Prague. The concept store was located on the Wenceslas square. The first original store at Budějovická - Prague 4 was abandoned.[when?] Outside of Prague there are two locations - in the country's second largest city, Brno, and in Ostrava. There are three stores planned within six years (Plzeň, Hradec Králové and a third location in Prague). In 2018 a concept store was opened on the Wenceslas square in downtown Prague and was closed at the end of 2019.
25 Serbia Serbia (then part of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia) 1991 Belgrade 1 The first IKEA store in present-day Serbia was opened in 1991, but was closed in 1992 due to UN sanctions over Yugoslavia.[36] IKEA returned after 25 years and officially opened its first store on August 10, 2017.[37][38] IKEA plans to develop a 40,000 square metres retail park in Belgrade, in addition to the department store in Bubanj Potok[39] and furthermore open one more department store in Serbian capital and three more stores in cities of Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Niš for which the land has already been acquired back in 2013. Belgrade IKEA office is regional center for former Yugoslavia and Romania.
26 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1991 Dubai 3 The first store opened in Deira City Centre; the UAE's stores are now located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The IKEA store in Abu Dhabi was located at the Marina Mall. It has now shifted to Yas Island.[40] The Dubai store is located in Festival Waterfront Centre. There is another store located in Al Ain[41] near the camel souq and Bawadi Mall.
27 Slovakia Slovakia (then part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia) 1992 Bratislava 1 Original store was closed upon the opening of a new store in the Avion Shopping Park. There are two more stores planned in Slovakia, in Košice and Žilina.
28 Taiwan Taiwan 1994 Taipei 6 IKEA opened their first store in Taipei in 1994. There are currently 6 IKEA stores operating in various cities across Taiwan, namely: Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung and Taichung, with 2 stores being located in New Taipei in Hsinchuang and Xindian and 1 store each in other cities. The latest IKEA store to have opened is located in the Neihu District of Taipei on April 28, 2021. As of today, the Taoyuan store is the largest of all 6 stores currently operating in Taiwan. The IKEA franchise in Taiwan was initially owned by Jardine Matheson, but it is currently owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings. On April 26, 2021 the first IKEA store to open in Taiwan (located on the corner of Tunhua North Road and Nanjing East road in Taipei) closed down after 23 years of service.
29 Finland Finland 1996 Espoo 6 Stores were opened in Vantaa in 2003, in Raisio in 2008, in Tampere in 2010 and Kuopio in 2011. The Tampere store is the biggest IKEA in Finland.
30 Malaysia Malaysia 1996 Bandar Utama 4 Re-located to Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, in 2003. The second store in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur was opened on November 19, 2015.[42][43] On November 15, 2017, a store was opened in Tebrau, Johor Bahru. Latest IKEA store in Batu Kawan, Penang opened on the March 14, 2019.[44][45]
31 China China 1998 Shanghai 35[46] There are 4 IKEA stores in Shanghai, 3 in Beijing, 2 in Chengdu, Guangzhou and Tianjin and 22 in other cities across China.
32 Russia Russia 2000 Khimki (near Moscow) 14 Fourth market by revenue after Germany, the U.S. and Sweden. There are 3 IKEA stores in Moscow (Khimki, Teply Stan and Belaya Dacha), 2 stores in St. Petersburg (Parnas and Dybenko), stores in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Novaya Adygea (in Adygea near Krasnodar), Samara, Omsk and Ufa. The IKEA stores in Russia are in connection with MEGA malls developed by IKEA. 5-6 new openings are planned by 2020.
33 Israel Israel 2001 Netanya 6[47] IKEA operates in Israel through a franchise company, IKEA Israel, which is owned by Matthew Bronfman. In 2019, IKEA opened a new store concept focusing exclusively on kitchens with an area of 5,000 sq. meters called IKEA Kitchens located in Tel Aviv at the Tel Aviv Port.
34 Greece Greece 2001 Thessaloniki 5 The first store opened in Thessaloniki on October 24, 2001.
35 Portugal Portugal 2004 Alfragide (near Lisbon) 5 Second store opened on July 31, 2007 in Matosinhos, with 36,000 square metres (390,000 sq ft),[48] and third store opened on 25 May 2010, in Frielas, Loures, the largest store on the Iberian Peninsula with 39,000 m2. The fourth store opened in Braga with 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft). The fifth and last IKEA store opened in 2018 in Loulé, being the first one in the Algarve.
36 Turkey Turkey 2005 Istanbul 7 There are three stores in Istanbul (Bayrampaşa, Kartal and Ümraniye), one store in İzmir (Bornova), one store in Bursa (Osmangazi), one store in Ankara (Mamak) and one store in Antalya (Kepez).
37 Romania Romania 2007 Bucharest 2 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft) store opened on March 21, 2007, in Băneasa retail park.[49] A second 37,000 square metres (400,000 sq ft) store was opened in Bucharest on June 24, 2019.[50] Stores planned to open in Timișoara, Brașov and Cluj-Napoca.
38 Cyprus Cyprus 2007 Strovolos (near Nicosia) 1 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft) store opened in September 2007.[51][52][53]
39 Republic of Ireland Ireland 2009 Ballymun[54] (near Dublin) 1 The first IKEA store in the Republic of Ireland (and second on the island of Ireland) opened on July 27, 2009.[55] Ireland's first small format store, where customers can order and collect products opened in Carrickmines in the summer of 2016.[56]
40 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2010 Santo Domingo 4 First IKEA in Latin America and the Caribbean. The first store opened 17 February 2010 in Santo Domingo.[57] It is the first IKEA store in Latin America.[58]
41 Bulgaria Bulgaria 2011 Sofia 1 IKEA opened its first store in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on September 20, 2011.[59] IKEA additionally runs three smaller stores called "order centers" with limited selections on location in Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv. These stores also serve as online order pick up locations for deliveries from the main store in Sofia.[60]
42 Thailand Thailand 2011 Bangkok 3 The first IKEA in Thailand opened its door on 3 November 2011, in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. It is expected to have 43,000 square metres (460,000 sq ft) of retail space as a part of the Mega Bangna Shopping Center.[61][62] Second store is located in Bang Yai, Nonthaburi as a part of CentralPlaza WestGate shopping mall.[63] IKEA also has a pick-up and order point in Phuket.[64]
43 Macau Macau 2012 Taipa 1 In 2012, Macau had its first IKEA merchandise pick up store in Avenida de Venceslau de Morais. In April 2016, IKEA is interested on enhancing customers experience, the new location of the merchandise pick up is located in Macau Tower. With the success of the merchandise pick-up store, IKEA announced the first store in the city will open in 2020.[65][66]

Macau’s first IKEA opened on April 23, 2020. Located at Nova Grand Shopping Centre in Taipa. The store has a non-traditional IKEA design where customers are allowed to explore the store freely and enter the store from either floor.[67] The Macau Tower merchandise pick-up point remains in service.

44 Lithuania Lithuania 2013 Vilnius 3 First IKEA in the Baltics. The first IKEA store in Lithuania was opened on August 14, 2013 in Vilnius. It has the capacity of 26,000 square metres and is also considered to be one of the best projects in the history of IKEA. The store is located near Vilnius International Airport.[68][69] The second and the third stores are located in Klaipėda[70] and Kaunas.[70]
45 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2013 Bayamon 3 The first IKEA store in Puerto Rico was opened March 10, 2013. All stores operate as showrooms as central warehouse operates in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The warehouse is not open to the public.
46 Egypt Egypt 2013 Cairo 3 The first IKEA store in Africa opened on November 26, 2013. The store is located in Cairo Festival City Mall, and it has 34,500 square meters.[71] The mega project owned by Al-Futtaim Group is located in New Cairo, near the Suez Road, Ring Road, Police Academy, and The American International School in Egypt.[72]
47 Qatar Qatar 2013 Doha 1 The first IKEA in Qatar opened its door on March 11, 2013.[73] The store is located in Doha Festival City Mall.
48 Jordan Jordan 2014 Amman 1 The first IKEA in Jordan[74] opened its doors on 6 March 2014.[75] IKEA Jordan store is located on Airport road, after Madaba bridge going to Amman and it is IKEA's largest store in the Middle East with an area of 42,000 square metres and 400 Jordanian employees.
49 Croatia Croatia 2014 Zagreb 1 The first IKEA in Croatia[76] opened its doors on 21 August 2014 and with total area of 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft) is one of the five biggest in Europe and among 10 biggest IKEA stores in the world.[77]
50 Indonesia Indonesia 2014 Tangerang 3 IKEA opened its first Indonesian store on October 15, 2014 at Alam Sutera, Tangerang, located in the western suburbs of Jakarta.[78] On November 28, 2019 IKEA opened its second store in Sentul City, Bogor. IKEA also intends to open one more outlet in Jakarta Garden City, Cakung–its first store in Jakarta city proper in the future[79] On March 28, 2021 IKEA opened its third store in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung, West Java; the first store outside of the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area.[80] The opening of the Bandung store was delayed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[81] All are franchises owned by Hero Supermarket, a listed subsidiary of Hong Kong franchisee Dairy Farm International Holdings.[82][83] IKEA also has 6 pick-up points across Indonesia (all located on the main island of Java), of which 4 are in the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area, 1 in Bandung, West Java, and 1 in Surabaya, East Java.
51 South Korea South Korea 2014 Gwangmyeong 4 The world's largest IKEA store at 59,000 m2 (640,000 sq ft)[5][84] opened near the Gwangmyeong Station, in Gyeonggi Province on December 18, 2014.[85] The second store opened in Goyang on October 19, 2017, which is even larger at 164,000 square meters (1.76-million square feet) in gross floor area, breaking the previous world record holder's 131,550 square meters. IKEA plans to have six stores in the country by 2020, four in the Seoul Capital Area, one in Daejeon and one in Busan.[86] The third store opened in Giheung-gu, Yongin on December 12, 2019.[87] The fourth store opened in Gijang County, Busan on February 13, 2020, making the first IKEA store located outside of the Seoul Capital Area.[88]
52 Morocco Morocco 2016 Casablanca 1 IKEA opened a Moroccan location in partnership with the Kuwait-based Al-Homaizi. The first location is in the New city of Zenata [fr] (located in outskirts of Casablanca).[89][90][91]
53 India India 2018 Hyderabad 2 IKEA began constructing its first store in India on 11 August 2016. The 37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft) store in Hyderabad was built at a cost of 700 crore (US$98 million),[92] and was opened on 9 August 2018.[93] IKEA plans to open 25 stores by 2025, investing about 10,500 crore (US$2 billion).[94][95]
54 Latvia Latvia 2018 Riga 1 The first store in Latvia was opened on 30 August 2018 in Stopiņi near Riga.[96][97]
55 Bahrain Bahrain 2018 Salmabad 1 IKEA has completed building its first store in Bahrain costing $125 million with 6,200 square meters in floor area and opened to the public on 5 September 2018. It is regarded as the biggest store in the region.[98]
56 Estonia Estonia 2019 Tallinn 1 IKEA Estonia launched its online store as well as its first brick-and-mortar location, a limited showroom and pickup point, in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn on 29 August 2019.[99] However, the first full-sized store is planned to be opened in 2023 at Kurna village in Rae Parish, outside of Tallinn area.[100]
57 Ukraine Ukraine 2020 Kyiv 1 Multiple pick-up points and the online store with delivery.[101]
58 Mexico Mexico 2020 Mexico City 1 Online store that delivers to Mexico City and ten surrounding municipalities. First retail store opened in April 6, 2021 at the Oceania Mall [102]
59 Slovenia Slovenia 2021 Ljubljana 1 First IKEA store in Slovenia was opened on February 25, 2021 next to BTC shopping city in Ljubljana.[103]

Planned[edit]

Country Debut First store location[2] Notes
Philippines Philippines 2021 Manila Swedish Ambassador-designate to Manila Harald Fries hailed the decision of Swedish furniture giant IKEA to open stores in the Philippines on November 17, 2016, during the reopening of the Swedish Embassy in Manila. The first IKEA store in The Philippines is currently under construction at The SM Mall of Asia complex and is expected to open either 3rd or 4th quarter of 2021.[104] Once complete, it will be the largest IKEA store in the world, occupying 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft).[105] After its first store, IKEA plans to expand to 5-6 stores in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, and Iloilo in 8 years' time.[106]
Chile Chile 2022 Santiago On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia, rebranding Homy stores and opening new stores starting in Santiago.[107] It will be the first store in South America and will open in 2022.[108]
Brazil Brazil 2025 São Paulo IKEA has shown interest in the past in expanding its stores to Brazil.[109]
Colombia Colombia 2025 Bogotá On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia.[107]
Peru Peru 2025 Lima On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia.[107]
Luxembourg Luxembourg 2025 Luxembourg City In October 2018, IKEA stated that they were looking to offer online shopping to Luxembourg, shipping products from neighbouring Belgium.[110]
New Zealand New Zealand 2025 Auckland IKEA is planning to open a full sized store in Auckland, a smaller store in Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island along with a planning studio in the country's capital and second city, Wellington. Plans are currently being finalised and IKEA representatives are scouting for building locations.[111]
Vietnam Vietnam 2025 Hanoi In October 2017, Inter IKEA CEO Torbjorn Loof said in an interview with Bloomberg News that there were plans for the company to expand into Vietnam with the next five years.[112][113]
Oman Oman 2022 Muscat IKEA plans to expand into Oman as part of plans to enter about a dozen new markets in the coming years.[114]
Pakistan Pakistan 2021 TBA IKEA plans to commence operations in Pakistan [115]

Franchises[edit]

IKEA stores are operated by 11 companies under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. also owns and operates a single store — the IKEA Delft store in the Netherlands.[1]

Franchises No. of stores Countries served
Al-Futtaim Group 5[1] Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Al-Homaizi Group 3[1] Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan
Al-Sulaiman 5[1] Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Dairy Farm 11[1] Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia (as Hero Supermarket), Taiwan
House Market Group 7[1] Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece
Ikano 8[1] Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, México,
INGKA Holding 372[1] Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China (People's Republic of), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Mapa 7[1] Turkey
Miklatorg Group 3[1] Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania
Northern Birch 6[1] Israel
Sarton Group 8[1] Dominican Republic, Spanish Islands, Puerto Rico

Largest stores[edit]

The largest IKEA store in the world is located in Gwangmyeong

The world's five largest IKEA stores are:

  1. Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea: 57,100 m2 (614,619.3 sq ft)[116]
  2. Stockholm Kungens Kurva, Sweden: 55,200 m2 (594,167.9 sq ft)[116]
  3. Shanghai Baoshan, China: 55,032 m2 (592,359.5 sq ft)
  4. Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea: 52,199 m2 (561,865.4 sq ft)[117]
  5. Bangyai, Nonthaburi, Thailand 50,278 m2 (541,187.9 sq ft)[118]

IKEA has announced plans to open a 65,000 m2 (699,654.2 sq ft) store in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines by late 2021. Once opened, it will be the largest IKEA store in the world.[119]

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