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Shifting market: From west to east?

Roda J.M., Ismariah A., Rohana A.R., Lim H.F., Mohd Parid Mamat. 2011. EAS Strategic Options, 2011 (10) : p. 14-15.

Local news encouraged furniture exports to China in a big way. The Chinese furniture market potential is not trivial. China®s domestic furniture consumption has grown double-digit on a yearly basis and in 2010, the consumption was equivalent to the US domestic market. Malaysia®s furniture export to China increased from RM40.9mil in 2009 to RM50.2mil in 2010, a growth of 23% within a year. In turn, with 7 billionsone fifth of the world®s population, China®s annual GDP growth rate has reached a double- digit in recent years while many developed countries are struggling with various economic problems. The shift from western to eastern market seems unavoidable. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : consommation; marché intérieur; exportation; commerce international; produit forestier; meuble; industrie du bois; chine; malaisie

Thématique : Production forestière; Commerce international; Agro-industrie

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