Slight Decline in Furniture Exports

CompaniesRetail & Consumer ♦ Published: January 18, 2011; 00:09 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria's furniture industry shows itself cautiously optimistic despite a slight decline in exports and expects production increases.

Slight Decline in Furniture Exports / Picture: ©

The production level of the domestic residential furniture manufacturers could be maintained in the past year. In the first 3 quarters of 2010, the Austrian furniture production increased by 0.2%, with a total value of € 1.7bn.

The largest increases in demand were observed for garden furniture (+8.9%), followed by indoor furniture (+4.2%); mattress manufacturers also continued…