This publication reviews wooden furniture markets in United States, Canada, China, Japan, Egypt, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden. For each country, it provides an overview of basic demand factors and market drivers, the domestic furniture industry, market trends and developments, distribution channels, and market access conditions. It deals with technical standards, as well as international and national certification schemes in the furniture sector, and identifies furniture networks and clusters. It outlines a strategy for developing the wooden furniture sector in tropical countries and outlines step-by step value-added processing of wooden furniture in tropical countries, based on local conditions. It also includes statistical data, selected German furniture standards, a list of useful contacts in China, and list of members of the Global Forest and Trade Network.Developments in consumer preferences The Chinese have started to recognize furniture, doors and windows, and flooring as the ... This was the market segment targeted by IKEA, the Swedish retail group, when it opened its two stores in Shanghai and ... Bedroom furniture is taking increasing shares of 106 Chapter 3 - The worlda#39;s eight leading furniture markets Developments in consumer preferences.
|Title||:||International wooden furniture markets|
|Author||:||International Tropical Timber Organization, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT.|
|Publisher||:||International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO - 2005-11|