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Bright perspectives for the Chinese kitchen furniture market

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During 2008, China and Hong Kong imported kitchen furniture for USD 48 million and USD 22 million respectively. During the period 2003-2008, the average yearly growth rate was +23% for China and –4% for Hong Kong. Imports of kitchen furniture were practically non-existent in 1993 and they accounted for just a few million USD in 1997. A steady growth has been reported till 2007 (from USD 17 million to USD 46 million in five years) while just a 6% increase was registered in 2008. Imports almost exclusively come from Germany (75%) and Italy (9%). Some Japanese and Korean companies have outsourced in China small amounts of production.

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  • Aurelio Volpe, 2009. "Bright perspectives for the Chinese kitchen furniture market," CSIL articles, CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies, pages 1-1, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:mst:csilar:wf43p23
    Note: Abstract from World Furniture, International Markets Review
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    China; kitchen furniture market; luxury kitchen; kitchen furniture imports;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables

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