The market for wooden furniture within the EU is to say the least massive. This sector is dominated by domestic suppliers and but this we mean manufacturers within their own countries and from the EU as a whole. At present there trade surplus. Now in part this is due to the large amount of imported furniture coming in from China, Vietnam and Malaysia. After all there is only so many tables and chairs that an individual or family require.

It is fair to assume that European domestic suppliers are dealing in soft woods and oak and that far eastern suppliers deal in tropical hardwood.

Seeing that the market would seem to be saturated at this point in time even though tropical hardwood furniture is offered at a competitive price, it does come as a surprise that Indonesia wants to increase its imports now

In 2015 Indonesian imports rose but not to the same levels as its far eastern competitors.


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