| Hospital stools are an important item within the hospital furniture category. The total production of furniture during the period from 2001-02 was $3580 million. Further, the European Union (EU) witnessed the furniture market grow from $73.0 million in 2005 to $75.5 by 2006, and to $80.9 million in 2008 from $78.2 million in 2007. In general the healthcare spending per capita has gown significantly across the world. In the U.S., for instance, it has grown from $144 per capita in 1960 to about $4,400 by 1999. By 2008, the U.S. per capita spending is grown to about $7,500.