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Austrian furniture industry: + 6.2% export and + 5.9% production in Q1/2018

For the first quarter of 2018, the Austrian furniture industry reports production growth of 5.9% (excluding furniture parts), according to preliminary figures. The strongest growth was seen in store furniture with a plus of 29%, followed by office furniture (+ 8.1%) and kitchen furniture (+ 7.2%). ... [more...]

Polish furniture manufacturer Forte postpones investment in new furniture factory

The Polish furniture manufacturer Forte postpones its investment in a fifth furniture factory for 2019... [more...]

Beaulieu International Group to acquire Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) announces the acquisition of two privately-owned companies, Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia, which will be integrated into its Flooring Solutions business unit... [more...]

Steinhoff sells kika/Leiner to SIGNA Group

The SIGNA Group has submitted a purchase offer for the furniture chain kika/Leiner to the Steinhoff Group. This bid includes both the operational commercial business, with its some 5,500 employees... [more...]

IKEA to expand into Peru, Chile and Colombia

IKEA is ready to expand into South America with outlets planned in three countries including Peru. To ensure the success of this expansion Ikea will partner with the Chilean retailer Falabella... [more...]

US furniture market indicators generally positive, but cabinet sales slide

The wood products manufacturing sector reported the strongest growth in April of all manufacturing industries, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing ISM Report On Business... [more...]

Forestry

A new positive outlook on International wood markets

In the last 20 years, we have never seen an international market so fermenting for raw materials and wood products... ... [more...]

Sawmilling

Cross-cutting new Polish unit Salvamac confirms growth in sales

The last edition of the Milan fair has been the perfect occasion to anticipate an important technical novelty which, during the weeks to come...... [more...]

Machinery News

Classification of the XIA, Xylexpo Innovation Awards

Award classification of the XIA Innovation Awards at Xylexpo 2018...... [more...]

International furniture standard by Chinese experts released

An international standard for Furniture -- Beds -- Test methods for the determination of stability, strength and durability (ISO19833: 2018) formulated by Chinese experts was released in March 2018... [more...]

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Salone del Mobile 2018: China National Furniture Association on 2017 furniture industry results

On April 18, 2018, the CSIL World Furniture Outlook seminar took place at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. During this meeting eight qualified speakers from different countries provided market insights to an audience. One of the speakers represented China. Linda Tu, Vice Secretary General of CNFA (China National Furniture Association) provided figures on the Chinese furniture industry... [ more...]