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  • November 14, 2014 14:01

    furniPRO Asia 2014 concluded on a positive note

    A significant increase in exhibitor participation and the quality of trade buyers at the show... [more...]

  • November 12, 2014 14:48

    The Wish List: High profile architects help to promote American hardwoods

    It has been a remarkable few months for the American Hardwood Export Council. ‘The Wish List’ is a very special collaboration with Benchmark Furniture and ten leading designers and architects who, over the summer, commissioned their ‘wish’ ... [more...]

  • November 12, 2014 13:11

    Euro value of UK wooden furniture consumption down 8% due to exchange rate fluctuations

    In terms of € value, UK consumption of wooden furniture recorded an 8% fall from €5.94 billion in 2012 to €5.49 billion in 2013. UK production declined 10% from €3.54 billion in 2012 to €3.18 billion in 2013... [more...]

  • November 11, 2014 10:43

    Rise in Eastern European wooden furniture production

    Wooden furniture production continued to rise in a number of Eastern European countries during 2013. Romania is the second largest manufacturer of wooden furniture in Eastern Europe after Poland. Wooden furniture production in the country increased 4% to €1.05 billion in 2014. Romanian exports of wooden furniture were €783 million in 2013, little changed from the previous year... [more...]

  • November 07, 2014 16:48

    Japan: Latest trends in office, kitchen and bedroom furniture imports

    Japan's imports of bedroom furniture continued to fall in September and imports of kitchen and office furniture followed suit. The weakening of furniture imports reinforces the view that consumer sentiment is negative and that the economy is yet to recover from the consumption tax increase in April... [more...]

  • November 06, 2014 15:22

    EU wooden furniture imports recover some ground in 2014

    Imports of wooden furniture into the EU from outside the region declined 13% from €5.27 billion in 2012 to €4.53 billion last year. However, the falling trend in imports in 2013 has reversed in 2014. In the first 6 months of 2014, the EU imported €2.45 billion of wood furniture, 3% more than the same period in 2013. These trends are broadly in line with those across the EU market for wooden furniture which declined in 2013 but is showing signs of recovery this year... [more...]

  • November 05, 2014 07:58

    17th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (24-26 March 2015)

    It will require four dedicated halls to house just the wood and laminate exhibitions at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR’s 17th annual flooring show March 24-26, 2015 in Shanghai. The current number of international brands booked for this specific product category has already reached the final 2014 brands’ registration number 5 months before the next show opening. The international wood flooring brands increased by 50% compared to the same period last year... [more...]

  • November 04, 2014 10:37

    EGGER offers a cost-effective alternative to painted timber

    Wood panel and laminates manufacturer EGGER has launched a revolutionary new range of boards into the UK market that replicates the look of painted timber at a significantly lower price point... [more...]

  • November 04, 2014 09:07

    Brazilian furniture exports to US up 50%

    Brazilian furniture exports in September 2014 increased 12.0% in value compared to the same month of the previous year, from US$41.1 million in September 2013 to US$46.0 million in September 2014. The main markets for Brazilian furniture in September 2013 were: the United States (16.1%), the United Kingdom (15.3%), Peru (8.3%) and Angola (8.2%)... [more...]

  • November 04, 2014 08:10

    Continuous fall in German and Italian furniture production

    The value of wooden furniture production in Italy is estimated to have fallen 8% to €7.45 billion in 2013, continuing the decline of the previous two years. Italian manufacturers recorded a 1% decrease in export market sales during 2013, from €4.27 billion to €4.21 billion. Continuing weakness in the Italian domestic furniture market led to a sharp 9% decline in imports from €702 million to €636 million... [more...]