April 6, 2016
Improving demand for wood furniture throughout the EU
Of the EU member states, the UK remains by far the largest single importer of wood furniture from outside the EU. In 2015, UK imports from non-EU countries increased by 21.9% to €2.06 billion. The British industry has shown a strong general performance over the last two years, with consumer confidence and new homes construction and completions increasing – and hence rising demand for furniture. According to the Guardian, “the number of new homes in England jumped by 25% in 2014-15, the biggest increase in 28 years“.   ...
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