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July 2019, Shanghai | On 9-12 September, Furniture China 2019 is going to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Pudong of Shanghai, bringing new insights to the furniture industry with around 3,500 selected exhibitors, brands and their high-quality products.
The outstanding success of the last exhibition boasted a record 37% increase in attendance. There is therefore great anticipation for the 44th edition of CIFF taking place at the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai Hongqiao from 8th to 11th September 2019 due to its extraordinary range of furnishing solutions.
According to CSIL Market Research Report Africa Furniture Outlook (March 2019), almost 70% of the total furniture market in Africa is satisfied by local manufacturers.
Total Africa furniture production amounts to US$ 7.5 billion and only 10% of furniture manufactured in Africa is exported (main exporting countries are Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia). Several African countries have good potential for developing their furniture industry, both for internal consumption and for exports.
For Africa as a whole, a 2.4% growth of furniture consumption in real terms is expected for the year 2020.
With an extensive analysis that led to the publication of the Market Research Report ‘Top 200 furniture manufacturers worldwide’ (March 2019), CSIL identified the leading players operating in the furniture sector (definition of ‘top company’ relates to the value of furniture turnover).
Altogether, the Top 200 companies produced a total turnover of around USD 150 billion, of which, around USD 100 billion relate specifically to the furniture sector (or about 20% of world furniture production).
Malaysian exhibitors at MIFF 2019 raked in US$ 1.01 billion in sales over four days from March 8-11, up 3% increase from the previous high of US$ 984 million in 2018.
The record performance was achieved a year after the trade show was expanded to 100,000 sqm across the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Putra World Trade (PWTC) with design as its cornerstone.
CSIL participated in the 10th edition of Global Office Furniture Outlook (GOFO), a seminar organized by CIFF and Edimotion during the 2nd phase of China International Furniture Fair Guangzhou, where international speakers debated matters regarding the new work-spaces and constant change in the working habits of people.
Mauro Spinelli, CSIL Partner and expert in the research field of office furniture, delivered a speech presenting the expected trends 2019-2020 in the use of office products in a continuous transformation of the office paradigms.
Titus develops its range of innovative products to support manufacturers of kitchens and other furniture with solutions that are in line with contemporary trends following changing consumer needs.
Cabinet hardware is hardly visible, and yet it is what makes kitchen designers' visions possible. With new and improved functionalities and a life-time reliable performance, Titus cabinet hardware is the linchpin in the flawless user experience.
SCM, Italian leader for secondary woodworking technologies, confirms its decades-long commitment to the Italian and European markets participating at the 58th international Salone del Mobile furniture exhibition (Milan-Rho, April 9-14, 2019) through three very important initiatives.
The first one sees the Italian company still sponsoring the World Furniture Outlook 2019 (10 April at 11.00 AM) promoted by CSIL in order to provide an overview of the global furniture market with historical statistical data (production, consumption, imports, exports) and forecasts for 100 countries.
Interprint proved its reliable feel for interior design trends and zeitgeist with its decor selection presented at the HUB Interior Festival in November 2018. The designs selected for the event were greatly appealing to the HUB visitors.
The trend statements of the large flagship trade fairs for interior design, IMM Cologne and Heimtextil in January 2019, confirmed that Interprint is on the right track with its decor recommendations.
A production system made up of more than 250 relevant companies with nine thousand employees, for a total turnover of 2.5 billion euro in 2018, 70 of which represented by export.
This is a very concise description of the Italian production of machinery, technology, automation and accessories for the processing of wood and wood-based materials, an industry where Acimall is a primary actor, as the association which - within the national industry federation Confindustria - gathers over 150 member companies accounting for more than 80% of Italian production.