the timber network


  • Interior
  • July 03, 2015 12:14

Poland closing gap on Italy the EU’s top wooden furniture exporter

Exports from Poland and Italy have performed more strongly than those from Germany in recent years. Italy is still by far the largest European exporter of wood furniture but Poland has been closing the gap in the last two years. In late 2014 Poland overtook Germany to become Europe's second largest exporter of wood furniture. However German exports have been rising since the start of 2014 after a sharp downturn in 2012 and 2013... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 08:35

Impact of EUTR on the European furniture market

The recent downturn and subsequent recovery in deliveries from China and Vietnam may be partly attributable to the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The sharp fall occurred at around the time the EUTR came into force in March 2013 and may have been partly due to concerns about the reliability of evidence provided by Chinese and Vietnamese suppliers to demonstrate negligible risk of illegal timber origin... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 01, 2015 10:30

Pfleiderer Polish unit Grajewo plans to buy stake in German parent company Pfleiderer GmbH

Pfleiderer Grajewo says it is in talks with Atlantik SA, the owner of Pfleiderer Gmbh, on acquiring a stake in its owner and merging operations. It is intended that Pfleiderer Grajewo SA takes over all shares of Pfleiderer GmbH. With this move, Grajewo plans to create a large European producer which will be able to face fierce competition in Eastern Europe and expand... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 01, 2015 08:26

Furniture production growing primarily in Asia; stagnates in Europe and N. America

World production of furniture has grown constantly over the last five years. Current estimates show that worldwide production in 2014 was worth about US$480 billion, up from US$437 billion in 2013. Production in Europe and North America stagnated between 2009 and 2014... [more...]

  • Interior
  • June 30, 2015 10:01

Malaysia aims to double furniture exports by 2020

A new programme developed by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) ''Professional Designer Programme (PDP)'' aims to double Malaysia's furniture exports in the upcoming years. From the current RM8 billion (1.8 billion euros), the new programme might drive exports up to RM 16 billion (3.6 billion euros) by 2020... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 26, 2015 13:31

New wood licensee granted on Välinge's 2G and 5G-C locking system

Välinge has entered into a global non-exclusive license agreement with Chinese company Dalian Ouxiang Wood Co., Ltd. for the use of ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • June 26, 2015 08:38

Spanish furniture exports grow 10% in Q1/2015

During the first quarter of the year Spain experienced a 10% growth in furniture exports. According to statements by Juan Carlos Muñoz, President of ANIEME, "Spanish furniture makers are making a great effort in the export field, exceeding 419 million euros in overseas sales of furniture during the first quarter."... [more...]

  • Interior
  • June 25, 2015 08:30

China and Vietnam regain furniture market share in US

US wooden furniture imports recovered from the decline recorded in February. March wooden furniture imports were worth US$1.40 billion, up 37% from February. Yearto-date imports were 13% higher than in March 2014... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • June 23, 2015 08:16

China extends commercial logging bans; wood imports expected to climb by 95 million m3/yr

The ban will reduce China's timber output by 50 million cubic meters per year ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 19, 2015 11:38

Mohawk Industries completes acquisition of Belgian IVC Group for $1.2 billion

This week, American Mohawk Industries has completed its acquisition of the Belgian IVC Group for $1.2 billion in cash and stock. The IVC Group is a major manufacturer of sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and laminate, with operations in Europe and the United States... [more...]

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