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Malaysia: Furniture exports to 180 countries

2017 was a tough year for the Malaysian furniture manufacturers and exporters with persistent issues and challenges relating to production, material supply, red tape and soft global demand for furniture... [more...]

Embracing technological change boosts EU furniture sector productivity

There was plenty of tropical wood furniture to be found at the first two big European furniture exhibitions of 2018 – the IMM interiors fair in Cologne, Germany (IMMCologne)... [more...]

The Chinese wood products hit by US tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list covers some 1300 products imported into the US from China valued at about... [more...]

Salone del Mobile 2018 gathered 17% more visitors

The 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile held from 17 to 22 April in Milan attracted 424,509 visitors from 188 countries... [more...]

SibWoodExpo: Deutsche Messe joins forces with Siberian trade fair company

Deutsche Messe AG, represented by its Russian subsidiary, Deutsche Messe RUS, is partnering with Sibexpocentre OJSC, East Siberia's leading trade fair company, to co-organize Sibexpocentre's long-standing SibWoodExpo show. The first SibWoodExpo under the partnership will be held from ...... [more...]

China’s furniture imports up by 16% in 2017

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US$3.052 billion, a record high for the past ten years... [more...]

Forestry

Mozambican government bans most timber exports with immediate effect

According to a press release of the timber trading company Mahate Florestal Lda the government of Mozambique through the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) has issued the attached notice dated 29 March 2018 banning all ...... [more...]

Panels

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR: European flooring producers seek for market opportunities in China

At this year's 20th DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, which took place from 20 to 22 March, 1,500 of international and local exhibitors of around 40 countries gathered in the 150,000 m2 exhibition hall, and attracted the attention of tens of thousand visitors. Around 21% of the exhibiting space was occupied by international brands, a sign that Domotex Asia is increasing its internationality.... [more...]

Interior

2018 Word Furniture Outlook

The furniture sector is becoming more and more globalized and has to tackle common issues in the attempt of increasing...... [more...]

Kronospan announces the opening of its new Design Center in Warsaw

Kronospan will be opening a new showroom in the heart of Warsaw, in the new cosmopolitan business area overlooking the Grzybowski Square. The new Design Center opens in Warsaw on April 12th and will be attended by Kronospan’s many customers and ...... [more...]

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Salone del Mobile 2018: China National Furniture Association on 2017 furniture industry results

On April 18, 2018, the CSIL World Furniture Outlook seminar took place at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. During this meeting eight qualified speakers from different countries provided market insights to an audience. One of the speakers represented China. Linda Tu, Vice Secretary General of CNFA (China National Furniture Association) provided figures on the Chinese furniture industry... [ more...]

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