• Corona Virus
  • November 25, 2020 12:02

Salone del Mobile could move to September 2021 due to coronavirus concerns

Milan's Salone del Mobile may move from its regular April slot to September in 2021...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • November 24, 2020 14:07

Special edition of imm cologne cancelled due to pandemic

The hybrid special edition of imm cologne planned for January 20-23, 2021 was canceled today due to the current pandemic developments in the European and German environment...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 23, 2020 11:05

The German furniture industry recorded a slight increase in sales in September

In September, the divisions of the German furniture industry that focus on private furniture requirements increased their sales by 5.7% to € 1.3 billion. The upholstered furniture producers stood out in particular with a sales increase of 17.8% to € 92 million and the kitchen furniture manufacturers with an increase in sales of 11.6% to € 560 million...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • November 20, 2020 10:12

US wood industry not impacted as much as feared

According the latest survey results from Woodworking Network the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the woodworking industry is diminishing even as there seems to be a new surge in infections...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 19, 2020 10:05

Indonesia: Furniture and handicraft exports to US and EU beat expectations

Indonesia continues to see growth in wood product exports to the US despite the impact of the global pandemic. The Minister of Environment and Forestry has indicated that exports to the US rose around 16% year on year in the period January to October 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • November 17, 2020 09:04

Rebound in UK tropical wood imports continued in September but prospects less certain

UK imports of tropical wood and wood furniture products continued to rebound in September, with total value rising to USD97.6 million, 30% more than the previous month and the same level as in September 2019...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 13, 2020 10:02

EU27 tropical flooring imports rise while other joinery imports decline

Given the situation in the wider market, one of the least expected trends in EU27 import data is a slight recovery in imports of tropical flooring products in the first eight months of this year after a long and persistent period of decline..... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 13, 2020 09:03

IKEA Germany sees a sharp increase in online sales

IKEA Germany closed the 2020 financial year (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020) with retail sales of € 5.325 billion, which corresponds to an increase of 0.9% compared to the previous year. Online sales amounted to € 861 million and thus grew by 74.3%. The online share of total sales was 16.2% - in the previous year it was 9.4%...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 12, 2020 11:27

SWISS KRONO reports solid financial year 2019/20

Despite the difficult conditions of the past financial year, the SWISS KRONO Group can show a solid business result: Since the Corona crisis hit the economy hard and customers had to close due to the lockdown...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • November 11, 2020 10:03

Brazil: Furniture cluster continues recovery after historic losses

An analysis of revenue for September 2020 by the Furniture Industry Association of Bento Gonçalves (Sindmóveis) has confirmed a continuing recovery in the furniture industry there...... [more...]

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