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Glulam industry in Sweden breaks record after record

The Swedish glulam industry continues to break records. In 2016, sales increased by 13.5% as compared to 2015, which [...]

Wooden furniture trade in Europe growing slowly

EU trade in wood furniture has been rising slowly since December 2013. This is due partly to improving consumption of [...]

Indian furniture market to surpass $27 Billion by 2022

The furniture market in India is anticipated to cross $27 Billion by 2022, on account of expanding working population base [...]

Shades of grey and textured service- new trends in wood flooring

The intense and rising competitiveness of the European flooring sector is immediately apparent from the DOMOTEX 2017 show numbers which [...]

Growth in laminate flooring sales higher in Eastern Europe than in Western E.

In 2016, producers belonging to the EPLF reported worldwide sales of 476 million m2 of laminate flooring manufactured in Europe [...]

EU flooring manufacturers increase market share

The trade background to the Domotex 2017 flooring show held in Hanover between 12 and 15 January is shown in [...]

IKEA’s expansion driving change the EU market for wood furniture

The continuing expansion of IKEA, the world’s largest furniture company, is a factor driving change in the EU market [...]

US wooden furniture imports at highest level since beginning of recession

US wooden furniture imports increased 8% in November to US$1.53 billion, the highest level since the recession. Year [...]

German trade shows highlight intensity of competition in the European wood market

The European trade show season is now well underway, starting in Germany during January with the Domotex flooring show in [...]