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Vietnamese wooden furniture manufacturers worry about raw material shortages

Vietnam's export turnover of all woodwork products during the first four months of 2018 increased significantly.    [...]

World furniture production grows 3% in 2017

According figures presented at the recent CSIL World Furniture Outlook  seminar, world furniture production amounted to over USD 400 billion [...]

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 [...]

Veneer production potential in Gabon

Gabon is the 6th largest producer of tropical veneer. Its production of 270,000 cubic metes in 2016 represented 6 [...]

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 [...]

Germany: Price trends for wood products in March 2018

    Producer prices for wood products in Germany show only small movements in March. According to data [...]

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 [...]