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New pellet plant for Florian Group

At the Progetto Fuoco fair the new pellet plant of the Austrian company E.H.W. for the Florian Group...... [more...]

Sales of the German furniture industry declined slightly in 2017

The German furniture industry achieved an almost stable sales development in 2017. Although sales fell by 0.6% to € 17.9 billion last year... [more...]

Furniture enterprises moved out of Beijing

According reports from the Beijing Furniture Industry Association Congress held in early January, the income of furniture manufacturers in Beijing ... [more...]

2017 Brazilian furniture trade – a call to diversify markets

A look at residential furniture export shows that there was an almost 7% rise in 2017 compared to 2016. But analysts consider this a poor performance as half of the exports were dependent on just three countries... [more...]

IFS | Italian Finishing School 2018

Shortly after announcing the upcoming edition of IFS, we have already received a good number of participant registrations...... [more...]

Brazil: Recover in furniture sector some way off say analysts

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) furniture production increased 4.4% in the first eleven months of 2017, the fastest pace of growth since 2011... [more...]


Mold your wood waste into any finished product, in hardwood-quality, without machining

Not since the Industrial Revolution have we all been forced to rethink the way we do business. To compete in today’s ever changing global markets Sorbilite, Inc. invented and patented a new technology. It combines three industries into one streamline manufacturing process... [more...]

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at the age of 91

As the whole world already knows, the IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at the age of 91. IKEA is the paragon of the global players in the wood industry and perhaps the only representative who deserves this qualification. This company continues to expand its commercial presence in the world, while developing a vertical integration that extends from the forest to the house. Even though the founder had already retired from operational activities for ages, he retained some form of control of his empire. It can not be said that the major developments in IKEA in recent years have been against his will... [more...]

EU imports of furniture from tropical countries rising in 2017

In the first nine months of 2017, EU imports increased from all four leading tropical supply countries; rising by 3% from Vietnam to euro567 millio... [more...]

Growth in hospitality sector creates new opportunities for the furniture industry

According to recent CSIL research carried out with focus on 16 Western pean countries, the total value of the European market for contract furniture and furnishings in 2016 was euro7.5 billion while total production was 9 billion... [more...]

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China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

The Chinese government threatened on Friday 3rd of August 2018 to put tariffs on 60 billion USD of imports from the US if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies on Chinese goods. Check in this article the full list of wood products under threat from tariffs...... [ more...]

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