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Why is the italian furniture sector resilient to the global economic slow down?

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  • Ahmad Fauzi Puasa

    ()
    (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Roda Jean-Marc

    ()
    (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Lim Hin Fui

    ()
    (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Ismariah Ahmad

    ()
    (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Rohana Abd Rahman

    ()
    (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

Abstract

The world is in global economic crisis where all exports and imports slow downed in the first two months of 2009. In Malaysia there was a 30% drop of Sarawak logs and timber products exports compared to the same period in 2008 (NST April 15, 2009). All the countries in the world witnessed a slow down of wood products exports. A notable exception is the Italian furniture sector which appears to be more resilient (ITTO MIS 16-30 April 2009).

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Article provided by CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40 in its journal EAS Strategic Options.

Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
Issue (Month): 01 (June)
Pages: 1-2

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Handle: RePEc:epf:easopt:200901

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Keywords: family business; design; furniture; economy; industry; wood; financial crisis;

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