Mexico andBrazil by far are the largest furniture manufacturers of this area and the main exporters of furniture to the United States from Latin America.
Logistics and proximity to the U.S. market are anobvious advantage driving more than 80% of Mexican products to its northerly neighbour. Brazil has a skilled work force and a number of modernized factories that are trying to become more competitive byoffering new products every year and finding alternative distribution channels.
Production in Chile has grown by 8% annually during the last 7 year.
Argentina offsets a part of the decrease of thefurniture production with a growth of the ratio imports/consumption.
CSIL reports on Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico together offer an overview of trends and prospects for Latin America, providinginformation on the furniture production system and the import and export flows by country, as well as information on the factors affecting the furniture potential market and the leading companiesoperating in it.
Short profiles of the main furniture manufacturers and retailers are provided including information (if available) on: company headquarter (address and telephone, e-mail address andwebsite), activity, specialization, products portfolio, brands and trademarks, year of establishment, employees, furniture sales destination, domestic market, corporate facts.
Furniture imports andfurniture exports are broken down by country and product (office furniture, kitchen furniture, upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, bedroom furniture, seats parts and parts of furniture).
Thewood and forestry industry is also considered: production, imports, exports and consumption data are provided for sawnwood and wood based panels.
Data on woodworking machinery imports are available...