Movelpar 2013: Fair shows releases on furniture

Posted in Brasil on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. Print

Brazilian furniture sector registered growth in 2012.

Movelpar 2013: Fair shows releases on furniture
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Expected to receive 40,000 visitors and generate half a billion reais in business, Movelpar 2013 began yesterday (11) in Arapongas (PR). The Furniture Fair Paraná opens the exhibition calendar of national furniture industry, wich is expected to grow 5% on average in 2013, according to estimates by the Brazilian Association of Furniture Industry (Abimovel).

According to Abimovel's president, Daniel Lutz, this will be a year of recovery. “In 2012, we exceeded slightly the Brazilian GDP growth (0.9%). It was a difficult year for the export sector, but we recovered in the domestic market through incentive policies" said Lutz.

Abimovel data shows that the industrial production of furniture closed with 0.7% growth last year, and although the revenue had fallen sharply in December, with 9.5% negative, the year accumulated 7%. Employment generation was against productivity: according Abimóvel, the number of personnel employed in the furniture industry has fallen 7.7% in 2012, while productivity has accumulated a strong increase of 18.7%.

Numbers from the Institute of Studies and Industrial Marketing (IEMI) show trade deficit. In January this year, the domestic industry exported U$ 44.6 million – a decrease of 2.8% compared to the same period last year – while imports reached $ 72 million, up 42% over January 2012.

Retailing

According to IEMI, the volume of sales of furniture and appliances grew by 13% in 2012, taking into account the data collected through November 2012. In value terms, growth in the same period registered 9.1%. In 2012, retail grew by 4.5% in parts sales and 8% in sales. In the forecast for 2013, the products should reach 6.8% and 9.7% in revenue.

The report also provides a production growth of the furniture sector of 5.5%. IEMI monitoring foresees stability in 2013 based on increasing exports to new destinations, in imports of supplements with the emergence of multi-brand stores specialized, in the retail surveys with Internet and e-commerce support, and the growing purchasing power of the Brazilian middle class, responsible for the preliminary estimate of $ 31 billion of domestic consumption in 2012.


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