Furniture

Per September furniture exports 17% above 2020 level

03.12.2021 − After achieving an increase of 22.6% in the first half, German furniture exports in the first nine months exceeded the previous year’s figure by 17.1% to €6.209bn.» more

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US kitchen producers’ sales revenue up in September too

02.12.2021 − In September, US manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom cabinets registered an increase of 7.9% in total sales revenue against the same month of last year.» more

Haier invests €85m in two new appliance plants in Turkey

26.11.2021 − Haier Group plans to expand the Eskisehir (Turkey) site, making it the company’s largest production and export centre in Europe. » more

Steelcase buys Spanish furniture maker Viccarbe

25.11.2021 − Steelcase has bought Viccarbe Hábitat with effect from 27 October 2021.» more

Koelnmesse removes two halls from IMM plans

22.11.2021 − The renewed intensification of the corona crisis is also leading to restrictions at the IMM Cologne furniture fair, planned for 17 to 23 January. » more

Online trade with furniture increases by 16.1%

22.11.2021 − In the third quarter, e-commerce turnover (including turnover tax) generated in Germany with furniture, lamps and decorative articles increased by 16.1% to €1.406bn. » more

Belgian furniture industry turnover up by one-fourth

19.11.2021 − The recovery in demand observed by the Belgian furniture industry from the second half of 2020 onwards, continued in the first half. » more

Forte offsets slump in furniture business

18.11.2021 − Fabryki Mebli Forte experienced a minor downturn in third-quarter revenues compared with the same stretch last year. » more

Russian furniture imports continue to increase

15.11.2021 − In the second quarter, Russian furniture imports again increased significantly. Imports rose by 72% to US$623.5m.» more

Belarus almost doubles furniture exports to the EU

12.11.2021 − After an increase of 40% was recorded in the first quarter, in the second quarter the total value of Belarusian furniture exports to EU countries almost doubled vis à vis the preceding year to US$99.1m.» more

Polish kitchen production decreases in September

08.11.2021 − Following three consecutive declines, the downward trend concerning Polish production of wooden kitchen furniture continued unabated in September, for which a decrease of 11% to 352,000 units was recorded. » more

Tvilum cuts back production in Farvang

02.11.2021 − In response to the decline in demand observed since the beginning of September, Tvilum has significantly reduced production at its headquarters in Fårvang as of mid-October.» more

Office furniture projects generate extra orders

01.11.2021 − In September investment projects, mainly initiated by private-sector companies, created an increase - significant in some cases - in incoming orders for manufacturers of office furniture in Germany. » more

Netherlands: 25% increase in furniture imports

29.10.2021 − Cumulatively, Dutch furniture imports increased by 24% over the first half compared to the corresponding period in the previous year to €3.328bn. » more

Vente-unique.com raises its forecast for 2020/2021

27.10.2021 − Vente-Unique.com, an online furniture retailer belonging to Groupe Cafom, now expects turnover of approximately €160m for the 2020/2021 financial year. » more

Increase in Belgian furniture imports intensifies

22.10.2021 − Following growth of 23% in the first quarter, the increase in Belgian furniture imports intensified in the second quarter. » more

Natuzzi intends to begin producing in Mexico in 2022

20.10.2021 − Natuzzi intends to establish a new plant in Mexico for the production of the Natuzzi Editions brand. » more

Steelcase turnover declines in second quarter

19.10.2021 − In the second quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year (end February), turnover of Steelcase declined again, down 11% to US$724.8m. » more

US furniture trade records turnover increase in August

18.10.2021 − In August, turnover in the US furniture retail trade - adjusted to account for seasonal effects and the different number of trading days - increased by 15.6% to US$12.495bn.» more

Italian furniture exports increase by 77% in Q2

14.10.2021 − In the second quarter, Italian furniture exports increased by 77% to €2.903bn and thus also exceeded the level recorded before the corona crisis by 13%. » more

Jysk invests €250m in rebranding project

28.09.2021 − Danish Jysk Group has budgeted a total of €250m for its rebranding project.» more

Veriset commissions new cut-to-size line

27.09.2021 − Veriset started up a Combi.cut cut-to-size line delivered by IMA Schelling Deutschland at its headquarters in Root in August. » more

Swedish furniture production begins to decline again

24.09.2021 − According to preliminary information, Swedish furniture production decreased again in 2020 for the first time in six years, down by 2.8% to SEK24.5bn - equivalent to approximately €2.4bn.» more

France: furniture production exceeds pre-crisis level

23.09.2021 − Furniture production in France increased considerably over the first five months, thereby exceeding the level recorded in the comparative period of 2019.» more

Neue Alno to cease business operations

22.09.2021 − No investor could be found for insolvent companies Neue Alno and BBT Bodensee Bauteile. » more

Furniture trade in France surpasses last year’s level

20.09.2021 − In June, the furniture retail trade in France achieved an increase of 2.7% and thus once again exceeded the high turnover level of the comparative month last year. » more

Swedish furniture exports rise at higher rates

16.09.2021 − In the second quarter, Swedish furniture exports increased by 19% vis à vis the corona-related weaker figures of the comparative period of the preceding year, to SEK4.997bn.» more

USA: kitchen turnover growth continues to slacken off

13.09.2021 − In July turnover of US bathroom and kitchen furniture manufacturers was again higher than in the previous year. » more

USA: significant rise in furniture imports

10.09.2021 − In the second quarter, US furniture imports rose by 72% to US$15.658bn and thus at an even more significant rate than in the first quarter. » more

Office furniture industry with increase again

09.09.2021 − Following the 11.8% decrease recorded in 2020, the German office furniture industry achieved an increase in turnover again during the first half. » more