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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 …

Japan’s office furniture imports continue to surge

23-04-2020
Japan, import, office furniture, demand, surge

Exporters in China, Poland and Portugal continue to dominate Japan’s imported wooden office furniture(HS940330) sector. In January 2020, these three shippers accounted for over 80 per cent of the value of wooden office furniture imports. However, in January, shippers in Indonesia doubled their market share of imports to climb to around the …

Chinese government decides on the next move for its furniture industry after businesses resume

17-04-2020
State Council Information Office, China, furniture industry, businesses resume, coronavirus,

The State Council Information Office has reported the situation in the manufacturing sector as follows, as reported by ITTO: Decline in both international and domestic demand Since the epidemic situation in our country has been effectively controlled in the early stage, the resumption of production in our industrial field is still relatively …

280,000 Indonesia’s furniture sector workers laid off

17-04-2020
Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association, HIMKI, laid off, furniture manufacturing sector

Abdul Sobur, Secretary General of the Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association (HIMKI), has reported that, in addition to the thousands of workers laid off in the retail, hotel, and restaurant sectors, furniture manufacturers have indicated that they have had to lay off some 280,000 workers, reported ITTO. Indonesian furniture …

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