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Editor’s pickAcimall appoints Luigi De Vito as president

16-07-2020
Italy, Furniture

L-R: Lorenzo Primultini (past president), Marianna Daschini (vice president) and Luigi De Vito (president) (Photograph: Acimall) The general assembly of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of furniture and wood technology, has appointed Luigi De Vito (Scm Group, Rimini) as president for the 2020 to 2023 period. Working alongside him …

India government to consider investing US$10 to $11 billion to boost domestic production of furniture

09-06-2020
India, government, investment, furniture production

The government of India is considering proposals to invest US$16 to $17 billion to boost domestic production of various consumer items, including furniture, air conditioners and its components, and leather footwear. This is to reduce import dependence and increase exports, other measures may include duty hikes, reported Times of India on 3rd of …

Japan’s import of kitchen furniture improved in February, but bedroom furniture tumbled

22-05-2020
Japan, import, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, February

The Philippines and Vietnam accounted for over 85% of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture (HS940340) in February, up some 10% from a month earlier. A further 8% of the value of imports was shipped from China leaving little market share for others, reported ITTO. Year on year, Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture …

Sharp decline in China’s plywood and wood furniture exports; wooden doors rose in output value in 2019

18-05-2020
China, plywood, furniture, wooden doors, exports, 1Q 2020, coronavirus

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres valued at US$787.6 million, a drop of 85% and 82% respectively over the same period in 2019, reported ITTO. The main markets for plywood exports in the first quarter were the Philippines (131,000 cu.m), UK (129,000 cu.m), Japan …

Muar wood-based industry expects to lose RM500 mil in revenue due to MCO

11-05-2020
Furniture businesses, wood products, wood-based panels, manufacturing, impact, coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Muar, Malaysia

Furniture businesses and related players in the wood-based industry in Muar, Johor have been affected in the first quarter of this year, expecting to lose about RM500 million in revenue due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), reported The Edge Markets. Muar Furniture Association president Ong Yeou Huan said that as the wood-based industry is …

China’s housing sales in Q1 2020 down 8 percent but sees steady revival in March

04-05-2020
China, housing market, furniture retail, property sales, revival, coronavirus, Q1 2020

In a press release, China's National Bureau of Statistics reports that in the first quarter 2020, investment in real estate dropped almost 8 percent year on year. However, China’s residential housing market began a steady revival in March as real estate companies reopened across the country following the easing of the nationwide shutdown, …

India to investigate alleged dumping of MDF from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

29-04-2020
India, Greenply, Greenpanel, Century Plyboards, MDF, fibreboards, anti-dumping, furniture, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia

Greenply Industries, Greenpanel Industries and Century Plyboards have filed application to commerce ministry's probing arm DGTR to start anti-dumping investigation on imports of "plain medium density fibre board of thickness less than 6 mm" imported from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, reported India’s Economic …

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