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Chinese Qumei made $630m cash bid for Norwegian furniture maker Ekornes

China’s Qumei Home Furnishing Group on the 22nd of May made an all-cash bid for Norway’s Ekornes [...]

Decline in US wooden furniture imports

US wooden furniture imports declined in February to under US$1.6 billion, but year-to-date imports remain higher [...]

Expanded sales of EU tropical wooden furniture but market share drops

There was plenty of tropical wood furniture to be found at the first two big European furniture exhibitions of 2018 [...]

Embracing technological change boosts EU furniture sector productivity

Increasingly advanced computer-controlled and automated manufacturing has also benefited European producers, boosting their productivity, cutting overheads and reducing the [...]

“Source locally” a key theme of European wooden furniture manufacturers

There seems to be a growing preference in the EU market to ‘source local’, particularly in the design and specifier [...]

EU Commission decides to investigate IKEA’s Dutch tax rulings

The European Commission published on the 27th of March the nonconfidential version of its decision to open a formal investigation [...]

EU domestic furniture sector recovery and growth

The biggest shift in the EU furniture sector in recent years has come in the degree of market self-sufficiency [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

Forte expands particleboard production in Poland

One of the largest European furniture manufacturers Fabryki Mebli “Forte” S.A. is ramping-up production at its new particleboard [...]

Rise in US wooden furniture imports from Indonesia and India

US wooden furniture imports grew 1% in January to US$1.69 billion. Imports were 6% higher than in January [...]