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  • October 17, 2014 08:43

    China's furniture exports fall as demand from EU and US weakens

    According to the latest statistics from China Customs, the value of China's furniture exports has declined year-on-year for two consecutive quarters. The value of China's furniture and parts exports fell 8.1% to US$11.31 billion in the first quarter and fell 7.6% in the second quarter. The main reason... [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 06:50

    Cooperation between Italian and Chinese furniture makers

    Federlegno Arredo Eventi and BolognaFiere have recently introduced the „Club, Made in Italy‟ which will promote the Italian wood furnishings industry to Chinese manufacturers. As a result of an agreement signed earlier this year the two entities will create a joint venture in China called... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 15:05

    European parquet market condition further deteriorates

    The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 30 September 2014 and discussed amongst others both the parquet situation and recent economic indicators on the European market. A brief per country recap is provided... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 14:17

    DOMOTEX 2015 – Both a global showcase and a trend barometer

    The gates are opening on DOMOTEX 2015 from 17 to 20 January, when some 1,300 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will be showcasing their product innovations and collections for the coming season at the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings in Hannover, Germany. Visitors can look forward to a highly international and innovative event. As a global meeting place and driving force behind the industry, DOMOTEX 2015 is guaranteed to provide fresh impetus and generate business... [more...]

  • October 10, 2014 16:20

    furniPRO Asia 2014 – Back for the second time, bigger and better!

    furniPRO Asia 2014 is the definitive international trade exhibition for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries in ASEAN. Following the successful inaugural showcase in Singapore in 2012, furniPRO Asia 2014 returns to Singapore from 5–8 November 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre bigger and better, and promises to an exciting one-stop regional platform showcasing the latest innovations and technologies for the furniture manufacturing sector... [more...]

  • October 09, 2014 16:05

    Södra to merge sawn timber and interior wood divisions

    Södra is pooling its sawn and planed timber resources with interior wood by merging the Södra Timber and Södra Interiör business areas... [more...]

  • October 07, 2014 15:45

    Brazil: Furniture exporters seek to expand market share in the US

    Brazilian furniture makers are looking to expand exports to the US and see the ORCHESTRA BRAZIL project as core to this effort. The ORCHESTRA BRAZIL project is the brainchild of the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion and Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Association (SINDMÓVEIS... [more...]

  • October 07, 2014 12:03

    Indonesia aims to supply 5% of the global furniture market in 10 years

    The Indonesian Furniture Entrepreneurs Association (Asmindo) is aiming to supply 5 percent of the world's furniture demand within 10 years. Asmindo Chairman, Taufik Gani, said Indonesia's current international furniture trade is small compared to countries such as Vietnam, Poland and Brazil, which contribute around 2 percent, or China... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 11:16

    Kastamonu opens large MDF and flooring plant in Russia

    The Turkish company Kastamonu Entegre, one of the world's largest producers of wood-based panels, launched on 24 September a large mill in Russia, in the Alabuga special economic zone (Tatarstan)... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 09:54

    EU: Energy efficiency helps drive joinery sector demand

    In addition to underlying economic growth, future development of the construction sector is heavily dependent on legislation to improve energy efficiency of the existing building stock in European countries. Various new measures are expected to encourage more rapid growth in the window and doors sector than in the overall construction sector. In December 2012, the EU published a new Energy Efficiency Directive requiring Member States to implement most of its provisions by 5 June 2014. The Directive establishes a common framework of measures for promotion of energy efficiency to ensure the achievement of the EU's 2020 20% headline target on... [more...]