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European wood furniture production down 5% last year

October 18, 2021 ` 19:24  
The latest Eurostat PRODCOM data reveals that the total value of wood furniture production in the EU27 declined 5% to €32.4 billion in 2020. This performance for the year is significantly better than initially anticipated at the start...

Ikea expects shortages due to supply-chain crisis until mid-2022

October 14, 2021 ` 19:45  
Swedish home-furnishings giant Ikea gave a bleak outlook for the retail industry, saying it expects shortages from the supply-chain crisis to remain an issue through the middle of next year. “The biggest challenge has been getting products out...

In January-August 2021, Russian furniture imports increased by 34.4%

October 13, 2021 ` 12:37  
In January-August 2021, the value of Russian furniture imports increased by 34.4% YoY to $1.565 billion, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In August 2021, imports amounted to $209.9 million (+ 1.1% MoM).

Malaysia: Furniture manufacturers ask again that factory operations be allowed

August 17, 2021 ` 21:37  
Malaysia continues to see an upward trend in the rate of Covid-19 infections with 17,045 recorded in one day in late July, the highest ever in a day since the pandemic hit the nation. The cumulative total infected...

Ascona invests 2 billion rubles in the production of goods for IKEA

June 29, 2021 ` 20:44  
The enterprise in Dobrograd-1 SEZ in the Vladimir region is scheduled to be put into operation in H2 2022. The new site of Ascona Group will produce mattresses, pillows, and upholstered furniture for the world’s largest furniture retailer,...

Production of furniture blanks to be launched in the Pskov region

June 28, 2021 ` 19:01  
Woodline company has got the opportunity to open a new site for the production of furniture blanks in Moglino SEZ. The investment project worth 220 million rubles was approved by the expert council in May 2021. The company...

Belarusian Ivatsevichdrev to make more particleboards and furniture

June 18, 2021 ` 17:56  
The Belarusian woodworking company Ivatsevichdrev intends to make more particleboards and furniture. The plans were discussed during a working trip of Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko to Ivatsevichi District, Brest Region. Ivatsevichdrev specializes in making particle boards....

Aquaton put into operation a line for the production of digitally printed furniture panels in the Kursk region

May 6, 2021 ` 18:48  
To produce the panels, the enterprise uses MDF, HDF, and composite materials. The products are used for finishing kitchens, bathrooms, ceilings, and floors. The annual production capacity is 50,000 m² of panels. The investments amounted to 135 million...

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia proposed to include birch veneer and particleboard in the list of goods subject to compulsory registration in EGAIS Les system

April 14, 2021 ` 10:51  
The Association is of the opinion that this measure will help to civilize the domestic market of wood raw materials, provide domestic plywood mills with them, and contribute to the fight against illegal furniture makers. In February 2021,...