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  • Interior
  • October 10, 2017 08:26

World furniture production dominated by Top 200

Of the world’s 200 top furniture manufacturers, 40% are headquartered in the EU, 22% in North America, 31% in Asia Pacific, 2% in South America, and 2% in central Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 05, 2017 12:07

Spain’s furniture exports at a much faster pace than imports

As Spain’s furniture exports continue to grow at a much faster pace than imports, the country’s trade deficit in the industry was reduced by 5.6% in the first half of the year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 05, 2017 11:36

International exhibition for machinery, equipment and technologies, timber, woodworking and furniture industry WOODWORKING-2017

International Specialized Exhibition WOODWORKING-2017 will be held on 24.10 - 27.10.2017 in Minsk, Belarus, at 20/2 Pobediteley ave. It is one of the most prominent exhibitions for forestry, woodworking and furniture industries... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 05, 2017 07:33

Demise of furniture making in South Africa

In early 2000 the South African Forestry Company (the major domestic source of logs) adopted a policy of import parity pricing which, along with the strengthening of the Rand, started the demise of the domestic furniture industry... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 03, 2017 10:32

Indonesia: Furniture industry struggles to secure raw rattan

Chairman of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Association (HIMKI), Soenoto, has said Indonesian furniture and craft industries are finding it increasingly difficult to secure raw rattan raw material... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 26, 2017 08:36

Koelnmesse takes over 50 percent of Feria Mueble & Madera in Bogotá

German Koelnmesse will become co-organizer of Colombia’s Feria Mueble & Madera (M&M), which was recently acquired by the country’s largest trade fair organizer, Corferias.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 26, 2017 06:14

Indonesia: Furniture exporters face tough competition in international markets

The President/Director of PT Integra Indocabinet, Halim Rusli, has said, while it is now easier to secure verified legal raw materials, the Indonesian furniture industry is no more competitive than other Asian countries in the main international markets.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 22, 2017 08:39

IKEA Industry invests in Kazlų Rūda furniture production in Lithuania

IKEA Industry has decided to invest in furniture production in Kazlų Rūda and advanced technology will offer an opportunity to double the production capacity. Construction is scheduled to start... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 21, 2017 10:25

Malaysia boosts furniture sales to China

In a 10 September press release the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) said China continues to provide healthy gains for Malaysian furniture manufactures... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 11, 2017 13:14

European parquet business keeps on experiencing a moderate growth

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 1 September 2017 and discussed amongst others both the parquet situation and recent economic indicators on the European market. In general, the parquet business keeps on ...... [more...]

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IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [ more...]

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