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Philippines Sourcing Report: Wooden Furniture & Lighting Product Image

Philippines Sourcing Report: Wooden Furniture & Lighting

  • Published: March 2012
  • Region: Philippines
  • 98 Pages
  • Global Sources

In this report:

- 18 in-depth company profiles
- 3 short company profiles
- 169 top-selling export products
- Supplier demographics
- Supplier survey
- Industry statistics and charts

Environment-friendliness is the buzzword prevailing over the wooden furniture and lighting industry in the Philippines. Suppliers are implementing steps to ensure that products and manufacturing processes meet growing buyer demand for goods that do not adversely affect nature.

Wooden furniture enterprises highlight the fabrication of pieces made of legally harvested wood. Lighting companies place emphasis on certified and energy-saving electrical components. In addition, makers participate in programs aimed at encouraging the creation and consumption of products that are harmless to the ecosystem.

Models also adopt natural materials in addition to wood. These include rattan, bamboo, and various types of fibers such as Manila hemp, buri and banana bark. Marine-based inputs are commonly utilized in lighting.

This report focuses on the main types of wooden furniture and lighting from the Philippines – living room, bedroom, dining and kitchen, garden and READ MORE >

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Export statistics
Products & prices
Production & export statistics
Price guides
Raw materials
Supplier survey
Export prices
Export sales
Export markets
Major challenges
R&D focus
SUPPLIER PROFILES
Supplier matrix
Raw materials & exports
Supplier profiles
PRODUCT GALLERY
Top-selling export products
CONTACT DETAILS

Environment-friendliness is the buzzword prevailing over the wooden furniture and lighting industry in the Philippines. Suppliers are implementing steps to ensure that products and manufacturing processes meet growing buyer demand for goods that do not adversely aff ect nature. Wooden furniture enterprises highlight the fabrication of pieces made of legally harvested wood.

Lighting companies place emphasis on certified and energy-saving electrical components. In addition, makers participate in programs aimed at encouraging the creation and consumption of products that are harmless to the ecosystem.

Models also adopt natural materials in addition to wood. These include rattan, bamboo, and various types of fibers such as Manila hemp, buri and banana bark. Marine-based inputs are commonly utilized in lighting.

Key Findings

1. The majority of suppliers plan to keep prices level over the next six months to attract new clients and maintain viability. A significant number of companies are preparing to raise quotes, however, but this will be done cautiously at rates not exceeding 10 percent.

2. Enterprises target different price segments of the market depending on the product type. Furniture manufacturers emphasize the midrange and high end to avoid directly competing with less expensive pieces from China and Vietnam. Lighting makers are able to cater to the low end because models are made primarily of inexpensive and readily available indigenous materials.

3. A key challenge facing the sector is the diminished domestic supply of wood due to a government directive prohibiting logging from natural forests. The artificial shortage has pushed up expenditure for lumber by as much as 30 percent over the past 12 months.
4. Upcoming designs of furniture will mainly have basic styles. A few decorative elements will be adopted, however, and these include bright colors for upholstered items and rustic effects for plain wood pieces. Lighting will feature motifs painted or engraved by hand.

5. Sourcing hubs in the Philippines are typically located in rural areas where production facilities have quick access to raw materials and skilled labor. These include the provinces of Pampanga, Cebu and Bulacan. Makers can also be found within Metro Manila.

The Developing Country Sourcing Report series is part of Global Sources’ corporate social responsibility initiatives. It is off ered in conjunction with The Kearny Alliance, whose mission is Aid through Trade. The objective is to help create jobs in developing Asia through export promotion.

This Philippines Sourcing Report is part of a series designed to provide buyers with information on new products from export manufacturers in supply markets that specialize in handmade merchandise. To produce this report, large, midsize and emerging manufacturers, all with substantial export experience, were surveyed. The selection of suppliers is designed to reflect the composition of the industry in the Philippines in terms of geographic location, materials used and range of products offered.

For in-depth profiles, our researchers visited the facilities of each company and interviewed senior executives who discussed their recent performance and provided forecasts for the next 12 months. All other makers in this report were either visited or contacted by phone.
In each case, companies were required to answer specific questions designed to verify their manufacturing and export credentials, including a breakdown of exports by product type and market. Suppliers also participated in a survey designed to provide insight into the industry.

This report covers the main types of wooden furniture and lighting available in the Philippines, including living room, bedroom, dining and outdoor furniture, and lighting. Each product category has its own price guide that describes features of models for the low end, midrange and high end.

The Industry Overview section discusses key issues affecting export manufacturers. It provides insight on the composition of the industry and elaborates on the important supply centers within the Philippines.

The Products & Prices section details the features and price ranges of wooden furniture and lighting. It also examines the design and manufacturing processes, main materials used, and sourcing centers where components are procured.

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