List of countries with IKEA stores

The original IKEA store was opened in Sweden in 1958. The first stores outside Sweden were opened in Norway (1963) and Denmark (1969). In the 1970s, stores spread to other parts of Europe, with the first store outside Scandinavia opening in Switzerland (1973), followed by Germany (1974). During the same decade, stores were opened in other parts of the world, including Japan, (1974), Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong (1975), The Netherlands and Singapore (1978). Germany, with 45 stores, is IKEA's biggest market, followed by the United States, with 35. IKEA now has 316 stores in 38 countries. However, the company has thus far not shown much of a presence in the developing countries.[1] The location for the store is vitally important for IKEA as it should be near major roads, freeways and/or public transport.

The following List of IKEA stores is arranged by date of first store in each country.

Country Debut First store location No. Stores Notes
Sweden 1958 Älmhult 17 Sweden has the world's largest IKEA (outside Stockholm; 55,200 square metres (594,000 sq ft)).
Norway 1963 Slependen 6 First IKEA outside of Sweden. Stores: Oslo (Two stores, Slependen and Furuset), Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen. The world's biggest IKEA is planned to be built in Larvik, Norway. Rumors say it will be as big as 60.000-80.000 square metres.
Denmark 1969 Copenhagen (Ballerup) 5 Ballerup store moved to Høje Tåstrup circa 1979. Other stores: Gentofte, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
Switzerland 1973 Spreitenbach 7 First IKEA outside of Scandinavia.
Germany 1974 Munich (Eching) 46 IKEA's biggest market. Berlin alone has four stores.
Japan 1974 Kobe 5 A joint venture with a Japanese department store. IKEA withdrew from the market in 1986 because of stagnant sales, then returned in 2006 to Funabashi, Chiba under a distribution partnership with the Mitsubishi Corporation.
Australia 1975 Sydney (Artarmon) 7 The Sydney store moved to Rhodes during 2005-2006.[2] There are stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide (Perth and Adelaide are a franchise owned by CEBAS Pty LTD). The Perth store has been relocated from Osborne Park to Innaloo as of February 14, 2008.[3] There are currently two more stores under construction in Australia including Tempe, New South Wales and Springvale, Victoria which are both due for completion in late 2011.
Canada 1975 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 11 IKEA opened its first North American store in 1975 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, although that store—and another in Victoria, British Columbia—were closed in 1988 due to high operational costs and market size.[4][5] As of 2011, there are eleven stores in four provinces—two in British Columbia (Richmond and Coquitlam), two in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton), five in Ontario (Burlington, Etobicoke, North York, Ottawa, and Vaughan), and two in Quebec (Boucherville and Montreal).[6] IKEA will enter its fifth province when it opens its twelfth Canadian location in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2012.[7]
 Hong Kong 1975 Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui) 3 The original store opened in 1975 in Tsim Sha Tsui was closed. As of 2007, IKEA has 3 stores and 1 warehouse in Hong Kong: Causeway Bay, Kowloon Bay, Shatin, and Sheung Shui. All are franchises owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings. The Shatin Store was expanded in December 2009. In summer 2010, the Kowloon Bay store was relocated from Telford Plaza to Megabox, with area of 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) it is currently the largest store in Hong Kong.
Austria 1977 Vienna (Vösendorf) 6 A new store, the seventh of Austria, will have been opened by November 2008 in Klagenfurt.
Singapore 1978 Bukit Timah (Sixth Avenue) 2 Original store moved to Katong in 1984, then to Alexandra Road in Queenstown in 1995. A second store opened in November 2006 in Tampines.
The Netherlands 1978 Sliedrecht 12 The city of Groningen has the 2nd largest store from Europe with 42,000 square metres (450,000 sq ft). Newest stores are in Haarlem and Amersfoort. The old store in Sliedrecht closed in 2006.
Spain 1980 Gran Canaria (Las Palmas) 15 There are 11 stores on mainland Spain & 4 stores in the Canary Islands & the Balearic Islands.[8]
Iceland 1981 Reykjavík 1 Replaced by a new store which opened in Garðabær in October 2006.
France 1981 Paris (Bobigny) 28 With 7 stores, Paris has more IKEAs than any other city.
Saudi Arabia 1983 Jeddah 3 Stores in 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.
Belgium 1984 Brussels (Zaventem and Ternat) 6 A new store, the seventh of Belgium, will have been opened by November 2008 in Ghent.
Kuwait 1984 Kuwait City 1 Opened in the industrial district of Shuwaikh in 1984; transferred to a significantly larger new facility at The Avenues (a shopping mall) in early 2007.
United States 1985 Plymouth Meeting 38[9] Built in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; has since moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The original IKEA building has since been demolished.[10] In 1992, IKEA acquired the California based STØR chain, adding 3 of that chain's 4 locations to their US presence. Most-recent stores opened since 2008 include Tampa, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Brooklyn, New York; and Centennial, Colorado.
United Kingdom 1987 Warrington, Cheshire 18 The largest UK stores are in Croydon in London and at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, each with a capacity of 37,000 square metres (400,000 sq ft).[11] The newest stores were completed in December 2007 in Coventry city centre and at the Holywood Exchange in Belfast.[12][13] In November 2007 a planning application was approved for an 18th store in Southampton, which opened on February 12, 2009.[14][15] Future UK locations under consideration are Portsmouth and Slough[citation needed]. Plans to build a store in Sheffield have been shelved. [16]
Italy 1989 Milan (Cinisello Balsamo) 19 The last one opened in Catania in 2011.
Hungary 1990 Budapest 2 There are two stores in Hungary. One in the capital city Budapest and one in Budaörs. Two other stores are planned.
Poland 1991 Warsaw (Janki) 8 Original location in central Warsaw is now closed. Warsaw has two stores in Janki and Targówek. There are also stores in Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań and Łódź. Three new stores are to be opened in the upcoming years: in Lublin (2012), Częstochowa (2013), and Rzeszów (2014). A location in Bydgoszcz, planned for 2011, has been postponed.
Czech Republic 1991 Prague (Budějovická) 4 There are two IKEA stores in Prague - one at Zličín and one at Černý most. In Czechia there are two more shops - in the second largest city of Czechia, Brno, and in Ostrava. The first original store at Budějovická - Prague 4 was abandoned. Both Zličín and Černý most are located at the periphery of Prague and at the endstations of underground line B. Another will be open at 2011 in Hradec Králové.
United Arab Emirates 1991 Dubai 2 The U.A.E.'s stores are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The IKEA Store in Abu Dhabi is currently located at the Marina Mall. The Dubai store recently moved to the Festival Waterfront Centre.
Slovakia 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.
Taiwan 1994 Taipei 4
Finland 1996 Espoo 4 New store in Vantaa in 2005, in Raisio in 2008 and in Tampere in 2010. Tampere store is the biggest IKEA in Finland. At Kuopio, IKEA is building and it's ready at 2011. At Vaasa is building too IKEA. It's ready 2012.
Malaysia 1996 Bandar Utama, Selangor 1 Re-located to Mutiara Damansara, Selangor in 2003. The new IKEA store in Mutiara Damansara was the largest in Asia at that time with a shop floor area of approximately 27,000 square metres (290,000 sq ft). IKEA also set to open stores in Johor Baru, Penang and the Klang Valley.[17]
China 1998 Shanghai 9[18] Most recent store opening in Dalian in 2009 and Shenyang in 2010 which is also the second largest IKEA store in the world.[19] IKEA is also aiming at expanding a second store in Beijing as well as a new store in Wuxi.[20]
Russia 2000 Moscow (Khimki) 12 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), Omsk and Ufa. The IKEA Stores in Russia are in connection with MEGA malls developed by IKEA. New IKEA stores and MEGA malls in Samara are under construction.
Israel April 2001 Netanya 1 The second store opened on March 9, 2010 in Rishon LeZion, a suburb of Tel Aviv. The store has a zone of 38,000 square metres (410,000 sq ft). Also, it was reported that the third store will be built in Kiryat Ata which located east to Haifa. The store in Netanya burned on 5 February 2011.[21]
Greece 2001 Thessaloniki 5 The first store opened in Thessaloniki on October 24, 2001. The second store opened in Athens (Airport Retail Park) on April 23, 2004. The third store, also in Athens (Egaleo), opened on March 26, 2008. The fourth store, in Larissa, opened on October 14, 2009. The fifth store, in Ioannina, opened in December 2010.[22] Three more stores are planned by 2013 in Athens (third store, possibly in Elefsina), Heraklion and in the new shopping center Iasmos Park in Komotini.[23]
Portugal 2004 Lisbon (Alfragide) 3 Second store opened on July 31, 2007 in Matosinhos, with 36,000 square metres (390,000 sq ft),[24] and third store opened on May 25, 2010 in Frielas, Loures, the bigger store of Iberian Peninsula with 39,000 square metres (420,000 sq ft).
Turkey 2005 Istanbul 5 There are two stores are in İstanbul (Bayrampaşa and Ümraniye), one store in İzmir (Bornova) and one store in Bursa (Osmangazi). The fifth store in Ankara is scheduled to open during June 2011.
Romania 2007 Bucharest (Băneasa) 1 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft) store opened on March 21, 2007 in Baneasa "Feeria" Shopping Center.[25] The second store will be opened in 2009, in Iaşi, in Era Shopping Park.[26] Other stores are planned to be opened in Bucharest, Braşov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanţa, Galaţi and Timişoara by 2013.[27]
Cyprus 2007 Nicosia (Strovolos) 1 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft) store opened in September 2007.
Ireland July 2009 [28] Dublin (Ballymun) 1 The first IKEA store in Republic of Ireland(and second on the island of Ireland) opened on July 27, 2009. The store was granted planning permission in 2007 with conditions,[29][30] and although the store was completed in February 2009,[31] planning conditions[32] resulted in the delayed opening. [33]
Dominican Republic February 2010 Santo Domingo 1 The first Dominican IKEA store opened 17 February 2010 in Santo Domingo.[34] It is the first IKEA store in Latin America.[35] The owner of the IKEA franchisee for Dominican Republic, Anders Alm, is reported as saying that the new store has created 400 jobs.[36]
Lithuania 2013 Vilnius 1 The first IKEA in Lithaunia will open in 2011 near Vilnius International Airport .
Bulgaria second half of 2011 Sofia 0 The first Bulgarian IKEA store is expected to open doors in 2011 in Sofia.[37]

IKEA eyes second Bulgarian store in Varna.[38]

Thailand 2011 Bangkok 0 The first IKEA in Thailand will open its door by the end of 2011 in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. The store is adjacent to a major interchange where the Bang Na-Bang Pakong Highway and Kanchanaphisek Outer Ring Road intersects, with convenient access from the more affluent eastern suburbs of Bangkok. It is expected to have 40,000 sq meters of retail space as a part of the Mega Bangna Shopping Center[39][40]
Serbia 2011 Belgrade 0 IKEA is reported to be looking for a site in Belgrade to open Serbia's first store. There are three possible lot locations all 25 ha in size. www.ikea.rs [41]
Ukraine 2011 Odessa [42] 0 IKEA has acquired land for store in Odessa, but construction hasn't started yet.[42]
New Zealand TBA Auckland 0 IKEA has plans to open a store somewhere in Auckland, and has engaged Auckland consultants RCG to help it find a site.
Philippines TBA Manila 0 Although there was already a website for IKEA Philippines, IKEA has a plan to build store/s somewhere in Metro Manila.[43]

Notes

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  3. ^ "The IKEA Love Where You Live Website". Inter-IKEA Systems B.V.. http://www.lovewhereyoulivewa.com/. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "IKEA to close N.S. outlet". The Vancouver Sun. 1988-03-10. p. 11. 
  5. ^ "Company News IKEA". The Globe and Mail. 1988-03-11. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Find your local IKEA store". IKEA. http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/ikny_splash.html. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
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  8. ^ Bienvenido a IKEA España.
  9. ^ List of IKEA locations in United States[dead link]
  10. ^ "Ikea’s Move to 75,000-SF HQ Adds to Plymouth Meeting Mall’s Expansion". GlobeSt.com. April 11, 2006. http://www.globest.com/news/514_514/retail/144667-1.html. Retrieved February 4, 2008. 
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  12. ^ "IKEA COVENTRY: Will it work in the inner city?". http://ikeacoventry.wordpress.com/. Retrieved February 2, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Ikea Belfast Manager Store Weblog". http://belfaststore.wordpress.com. Retrieved December 13, 2007. 
  14. ^ "Ikea's city store plans approved". BBC News. November 6, 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7082122.stm. Retrieved November 7, 2007. 
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  16. ^ "IKEA shelves plan for Sheffield store". The Star. 23 July 2004. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/ikea_shelves_plan_for_sheffield_store_1_322773. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  17. ^ The Star
  18. ^ http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CN/ikny_splash.html
  19. ^ http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/about_ikea/facts_and_figures/ikea_group_stores/china.html
  20. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2010-08/26/content_11205758.htm
  21. ^ Massive fire destroys IKEA store in Netanya
  22. ^ "Fourlis Group: New Ioannina IKEA Store". http://english.capital.gr/News.asp?id=1105480. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Fourlis Company Profile, August 2009". http://www.fourlis.gr/upload/CompanyProfile_LANG1.pdf. Retrieved October 2, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Dormiram à porta da IKEA para ganhar 100 euros". http://jn.sapo.pt.+July 31, 2007. http://jn.sapo.pt/2007/07/31/porto/dormiram_a_porta_ikea_para_ganhar_eu.html. Retrieved July 31, 2007. 
  25. ^ IKEA will have 400 employees by next spring Ziarul Financiar November 7, 2006. Accessed November 9, 2006
  26. ^ IKEA to open store in ERA Shopping Park Iasi Ziarul Financiar May 15, 2008. Accessed May 16, 2008
  27. ^ Ikea to open 6 stores in 6 years
  28. ^ "IKEA Dublin". http://www.ikea.ie. Retrieved April 13, 2008. 
  29. ^ "IKEA given planning permission to open giant furniture store in Dublin subject to conditions". Finfacts Ireland. October 11, 2006. http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10007590.shtml. Retrieved November 12, 2006. 
  30. ^ "Bigger IKEA Belfast store gets green light". RTÉ News. December 21, 2006. http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/1221/ikea-business.html. Retrieved January 10, 2007. 
  31. ^ "Dublin IKEA ready to open in February '09". RTÉ News. July 24, 2008. http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0724/ikea.html. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  32. ^ "July Opening For Ikea's Dublin Store". Build.ie. January 23, 2009. http://www.build.ie/construction_news.asp?newsid=88331. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  33. ^ "Video of opening day at IKEA Dublin.". ivideo.ie. July 27, 2009. http://ivideo.ie/viewVideo.php?video_id=43619&title=Ikea_Opening_Dublin_27_07_2009_Part_1. Retrieved July 27, 2009. 
  34. ^ IKEA to open store in Dominican Republic
  35. ^ IKEA to open store in Dominican Republic, its first in Latin America
  36. ^ "IKEA Interactive Map and Store Locator". Demotix. April 2, 2009. http://franchisor.ikea.com/worldmap/interactive.html. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  37. ^ First store of IKEA chain open doors in Bulgaria in 2011.
  38. ^ IKEA eyes second Bulgarian store in Varna.
  39. ^ http://www.ikea.co.th/en/about-ikea/
  40. ^ http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/16537/sf-set-to-bring-ikea-to-thailand Retrieved on May 11, 2009
  41. ^ "Ikea dolazi u Srbiju?". serbien-online.se. December 17, 2006. http://www.serbien-online.se/default.asp?id=191. Retrieved April 5, 2007. 
  42. ^ a b IKEA starts in Odessa(Russian)
  43. ^ http://www.ikeaphil.com/index.php The official website of IKEA Philippines.
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