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French furniture exports

experience recovery

Following declines over the entire period of 2020 as well as in the first quarter of 2021, French furniture exports increased again in the second quarter, by 48% to a total value of €639.4m (Apr.-June 2020: 431.6m). According to the... more


Italian furniture exports

increase by 77% in Q2

In the second quarter, Italian furniture exports increased by 77% to €2.903bn (1.639bn) and thus also exceeded the level recorded before the corona crisis by 13%. According to Eurostat figures, deliveries to France rose by 79% compared to... more

Self-service/flatpack furniture: weak demand

persists up to the end of September

The weak demand for furniture in the self-service/discount and flatpack/young living segments in Germany, already observed in the second quarter of 2021, has largely continued into early autumn. Incoming orders in September fell short of the... more

France: furniture trade records

turnover decline in August

In August 2021, turnover generated with furniture in France declined by 9.1% vis à vis the comparative month of 2020, which had been characterised by catch up effects; this represents the first decrease since November. According to... more

Miscellaneous furniture: turnover drops again in July

In July 2021, total turnover generated by manufacturers of miscellaneous furniture continued to decrease, by 9.4% to €491.3m compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year. According to the figures published by the Verband der... more

Ziegler Group expands timber construction activities

With effect from 1 October 2021, Ziegler Holding GmbH (Plößberg) has taken over the companies Zimmerei Mohr GmbH and Mohr Holzhaus GmbH, both of which are based in Leutershausen and active in timber construction. These two companies... more

Egoin aiming to boost annual

CLT production to 52,000 m³

The Basque Egoin Wood Group S.A. (Egoin, Spain) is investing a total of €25m in enlarging its cross-laminated timber (CLT) capacity. According to information from the company, the annual capacity of the existing CLT works in Ea, Bizkaia,... more

Florian places winning bid for Piarottolegno’s assets

The Florian Legno group of Riese Pio X, Italy, placed the winning bid at the auction for the assets of the insolvent wood-products manufacturer Piarottolegno S.p.A. of Santa Maria di Sala, Venice, on 10 September 2021. Up for auction were the... more

French Groupe Rose concludes Norsilk takeover

Groupe Rose (Lamballe-Armor, France), a group of companies active in areas such as the timber construction sector, has concluded the takeover of northern French import and wood processing company Norsilk S.A.S. (Boulleville), which was agreed... more

Natuzzi intends to begin producing in Mexico in 2022

Italian upholstered furniture manufacturer Natuzzi S.p.A. (Santeramo in Colle) intends to establish a new plant in Mexico for the production of the Natuzzi Editions brand. According to the company’s half-year report published on 24... more

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