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Japan’s wooden furniture imports sees some rise and fall

30-01-2018
Japan, furniture, imports

The cyclical trend in bedroom furniture imports is once again repeated in 2017. After peaking in the spring Japan’s imports of wooden bedroom furniture traditionally drop back in the months to year end only to pick up once again. Wooden kitchen furniture on the other hand have seen a surge in imports, partly due to home owners cashing in on …

Wood products trade in Guangdong sees robust activity

24-01-2018
ITTO, Guangdong, wood products, furniture

Imports Log shipments into Guangdong Province rose 11 per cent to 34.67 million cubic metres between January and Nov 2017. Sawnwood imports were 8.51 million cubic metres, up 21 per cent over the same period in 2016. MDF imports dropped 13 per cent to 72,500 cubic metres. Particleboard imports amounted to 194,700 cubic metres, a year-on-year …

Brazil’s furniture sector increases output

03-01-2018
Brazil, furniture production, output, increase

Brazil’s industrial production recorded a marginal increase of 0.2 per cent in October 2017 compared to September, the second consecutive rise in the year. The furniture sector expanded 5.3 per cent during this period, compared to October 2016, the sixth consecutive rise and the highest since April 2013. The sector has been productive in …

Editor’s pickMalaysian exports of wood products expected to rise in 2017

25-12-2017
Malaysia exports, furniture, 2017

Malaysian-designed furniture at this year's MIFF. Image credit: Turnstone Singapore Malaysia’s exports of wood products are forecast to rise to RM23 Bn this year, up from RM21.86 Bn last year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Deputy Minister Nasrun Datu Mansur said the government will do all it can to …

Editor’s pickNingbo Borcci commits to the international market

06-11-2017
Ningbo Borcci, furniture manufacturing, Biesse

In 2013, a phone call changed Liu Bin’s life. He was successful in the corporate world and about to open his own teahouse after quitting his previous job. Instead, he accepted a job offer from Borcci, a high-end cabinet brand under the Fotile Group, turning around the business and stemming its four-year loss. Turning the tide “I …

Editor’s pick“You could say I was destined for a career in woodworking”

13-09-2017
Vietnam, Yue Fa, wooden furniture

Mr Li Tung Hui, Yue Fa Wooden JS Company Yue Fa Wooden Joint Stock Company is now in the hands of the second generation. Managing Director Li Tung Hui runs all three factories in Vietnam and can be considered successful. But he says it was not the case when he first joined his father’s business. Mr Li sighs and smiles when he shares that …