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The 2017 furniture market: state of the art

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World Furniture Outlook 2017; from left: Sara Colautti (CSIL), Massimo Florio (CSIL), Stefania Tomasini (Prometeia).

The growth of the sales, after the end of the Great Recession, is undergoing a certain slowdown, connected to the worsening global economy climate. Let’s see more in detail what has emerged from the CSIL World Furniture Outlook for 2017, presented during the classic appointment in Milan, on November 25, 2016, this year moderated by Massimo Florio. The session was attended by the most qualified representatives of the economy, especially of the furniture sector. The general macro-economic framework was introduced, as usual, by Stefania Tomasini, Prometeia, and followed by the intervention of Sara Colautti, by CSIL, who explained the situation of the furniture market in the world and in Italy.

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Asia and the furniture trade fairs

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The South-East Asia map

The South East Asian international furniture fairs, among which we find MIFF (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), IFFS (Singapore), and the two most important Chinese fairs, CIFF and Furniture China – among the biggest and most important trade fairs in the world, are the four key events to watch to get a good look of the Far East markets, and understand both what is their untapped potential – hardly ever touched by Italian furniture companies – and which are the obstacles that need to be overcome by a company deciding to confront with them.
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