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  • July 22, 2014 07:56

    Falling imports of Chinese furniture in smaller European markets

    EU imports of Chinese wood furniture are particularly susceptible to cyclical changes, to some extent driven by exchange rate movement... [more...]

  • July 21, 2014 15:10

    SICAM 2014: an edition beyond expectations

    With still four months left to go, the number of participants confirmed to date means SICAM 2014 has already reached the levels of the 2013 edition. The Pordenone event continues to grow, with its pull among global top players of the components and accessories segment of the furniture industry never ceasing to amaze. This event is confirmed as the sector’s “trade fair of the year”. So the question is, just how high will this growth trend go? [more...]

  • July 21, 2014 07:11

    Mixed fortunes for Asian furniture suppliers to the EU

    After peaking at the end of 2010, the overall trend in imports from China has been downward during the last three years. However, because imports from other countries have fallen more quickly, China's share in overall EU wood furniture imports has risen from 49% to 54% since the start of 2010... [more...]

  • July 18, 2014 06:01

    EU wood furniture imports fall relative to non-wood furniture

    Analysis of furniture trade trends by material type using 12 month rolling average data suggests that EU domestic manufacturers are generally becoming more competitive relative to imports in supply of wood and, to a lesser extent, metal furniture. However, import penetration into the EU appears to be growing in the smaller market segment for plastic furniture... [more...]

  • July 17, 2014 05:48

    Rise in EU wood furniture trade surplus

    The trend in EU imports of wood furniture over the last three years has been less consistent. Imports were rising in 2010, particularly from China which increased market share at a time when there was a considerable emphasis on price amongst European consumers... [more...]

  • July 16, 2014 08:32

    EU wood furniture balancing towards export trade

    EU external trade in wood furniture is relatively small compared to total consumption, which is about €50 billion per year (or €4200 million per month). However in recent years, globalisation trends have made external trade more relevant... [more...]

  • July 15, 2014 09:49

    Wood Processing Machinery& INTERMOB fairs will be held at the highest level of participation in its history

    2014 will be a milestone for Wood Processing Machinery & Intermob fairs which bring together the leader companies of Turkey and the world in the field of forestry products and furniture side industry. Extending up to 120.000 m2 exhibition area by 2 new halls, the fairs will be held by the highest level of participation with also new exhibitors on Sept. 27- Oct. 1, 2014 at Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul... [more...]

  • July 15, 2014 08:44

    U.S. imports of furniture fall in March

    US imports of wooden furniture fell below the $1 billion mark in March. Imports declined by 5% to $962.8 million. However, year-to-date imports were... [more...]

  • July 14, 2014 09:10

    Trends in Japan's imports of office, kitchen and bedroom furniture

    As anticipated, Japan's furniture imports eased in May. A sharp decline was seen in both kitchen and bedroom furniture imports with office furniture imports remaining at about the same level as in April... [more...]

  • July 14, 2014 08:19

    U.S.: Lower hardwood plywood imports from China

    US imports of hardwood plywood decreased by 8% to 220,697 cubic metres... [more...]