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  • August 27, 2014 09:11

    China: Redwood furniture prices climbing

    According to the well-known domestic „redwood‟ furniture manufacturer, Liantianhong current tariffs on redwood furniture account for 20% of production costs. Because of this prices for redwood furniture have risen by between 5%-10% since the beginning of August... [more...]

  • August 26, 2014 13:18

    US: Recovery in wood product imports in May

    US imports of most major wood products increased in May. The most significant growth was in imports of wooden furniture. The increase is partly a recovery from low imports earlier this year, when severe winter weather disrupted supply chains, but May 2014 imports of furniture and several other wood products were higher than at the same time last year... [more...]

  • August 15, 2014 07:56

    Japan: June trends in imports of office, kitchen and bedroom furniture

    Japan's imports of bedroom furniture continued down in June marking the second monthly decline after the steep rise seen in the months prior to the consumption tax rise in April this year. The demand for both office and kitchen furniture has weakened and this is reflected in the flat import levels... [more...]

  • August 15, 2014 07:12

    Higher US wood furniture exports

    With a wooden furniture trade balance of US$-11.7 billion in 2013 the US remains the world's largest importer of furniture. In the past few US manufacturers troubled themselves with developing international markets, but exports have grown over the last decade... [more...]

  • August 14, 2014 07:42

    US furniture imports accelerating

    2013 US wooden furniture imports were worth US $13.6 billion, up 7% from 2012. The 12-month moving average in May 2014 was US$1.25 million, almost 10% higher than in May 2013. The 12-month moving average eliminates seasonal and other variability in monthly data... [more...]

  • August 13, 2014 09:34

    US: Housing market affects furniture demand

    Demand for furniture has slowly grown since the financial crisis. At its lowest point in 2009, new furniture orders were worth US$18.8 billion, according to Smith the Leonhard data. Since 2009 new furniture orders have increased 4-6% every year... [more...]

  • August 12, 2014 06:17

    European laminate flooring follows fashion for oak and rusticity

    EPLF (the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring) reports that "rusticity" remains the key theme in current laminate flooring ranges in Europe. The rustic "used look" appears in several varieties of products, from construction timber styles with imitation cement traces, to flooring that feels brushed, planed or freshly sanded... [more...]

  • August 11, 2014 07:58

    Brazil: Slight increase in first half furniture exports

    Despite a rather sharp drop (-7.4%) in wooden furniture exports in June this year, the first half of 2014 saw furniture exports increase slightly in value, from US$220 million in the first six months of 2013 to US$223 million in the same period in 2014... [more...]

  • August 11, 2014 07:13

    Challenges to European laminate flooring in Turkey and Russia

    Members of EPLF (the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring) report a slight upward trend in total European sales of laminate flooring in the first half of 2014. However political issues are now creating concerns about future prospects in Turkey and Russia which have been... [more...]

  • August 08, 2014 10:24

    Peru: Wooden furniture exports to reach US$ 8 billion this year

    According to a study by the Center for Business Intelligence and Markets ( MAXIMIXE) 2014 Peru's exports of wooden furniture will have grown by around... [more...]