What is the current economic situation of the furniture industry in the province? How to promote the high quality development of the furniture industry? On March 1st, Guangdong Furniture Association held the 6th member representative conference and the 17th Guangdong Province furniture industry economic work conference in Guangzhou, focusing on analyzing the economic operation of the furniture industry and proposing the task of New Year development.
At the meeting, Wang Ke, the president of the Guangdong Furniture Association, reported on the economic situation of the furniture industry in Guangdong in 2018. According to incomplete statistics, the total sales value of furniture in the province in 2020 was 435 billion yuan, an increase of 3.1% over the previous year of 422 billion yuan, and a net increase of 13 billion yuan, which is expected to account for about 30% of the country. Among them, exports were 19.374 billion US dollars, down 2.0% from the same period of the previous year of 19.773 billion US dollars; domestic sales were about 340 billion yuan, an increase of 5.6% over the previous year of 298 billion yuan. The industry continued to develop at a low speed. Furniture exports have experienced negative growth for the first time since 2011, but continue to maintain the leading position in China's strong furniture province.
The 2019 anniversary of the founding of New China is a crucial year for the successful completion of a well-off society. Wang Ke said that this year, the furniture industry in Guangdong Province will fully fulfill the ten tasks of the furniture industry, promote the transformation of the furniture industry from the pursuit of scale to the pursuit of economies of scale, and maintain the overall development speed of the industry by about 5%, forming a green furniture industry in Guangdong Province. Develop new advantages. Among the ten tasks, it is mentioned that it will focus on strengthening and upgrading the key industrial clusters of furniture such as Shunde Lecong and Longjiang; improving the overall strength of the Leliu home hardware industry cluster; and improving the ability of the Lunjiao woodworking machinery industry cluster to manufacture advanced equipment. In order to further build industrial clusters, promote the layout of furniture industry in Dawan District of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.
In order to expand the backbone of the transformation and upgrading of the furniture industry in Guangdong, and to cultivate more enterprises that have the role of driving and demonstrating, at the meeting, the Guangdong Furniture Association awarded the second batch of 10 enterprises “Guangdong Province furniture industry transformation and upgrading demonstration enterprise” title, among which Including Shunde Furniture Research and Development Institute from Shunde and Foshan Meishen Industrial Development Co., Ltd. In addition, 8 furniture industry local social organizations such as Shunde District Furniture Association, Lecong Furniture Association and Lecong Town Furniture City Chamber of Commerce won the title of “2018 Excellent Local Association” in Guangdong Province, Louvre Home Furnishing Group, Asia International Furniture Materials Trading Center, Six Shunde enterprises, including Shunlian Furniture City and North District, were awarded the title of “2018 Guangdong Province Furniture Market Credit Self-discipline Demonstration Market”.
On the same day, Zhang Bingbing, vice chairman and secretary-general of the China Furniture Association, also made a report entitled "The Status Quo and Prospects of China's Furniture Industry" at the meeting, analyzing the development status of the national furniture industry in 2018, and the development of the national furniture industry in 2019. direction.