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Antique, reproduction & solid wood furniture industry trends & outlook for 2010-2011

Chat with any “old school buyer” of Chinese antiques about the late eighties/early nineties and stories of 200 RMB rosewood tables and Ming dynasty porcelain for a few hundred RMB will bubble quickly to the surface. In recent
times, this period might be considered the modern birth of the industry,
with western buyers in Hong Kong at the forefront. Ten years later, Chinese mainland buyers
have become the dominant force with Hong Kong playing backseat to
Beijing, Ningbo and Zhongshan – all playing equally major roles in the
industry. How times have since changed! The last three years however,
have seen lighting fast changes within many of China’s industries. And
the antiques/reproductions segment has in no means, escaped this. So
what can we expect in the future?

Producers Buyers

For suppliers, factories and workshop

chinese workers now demand more pay
Labor Shortages:There
has been much coverage in the media attesting to fact that, despite its
1.3 billion strong population, China is experiencing labor

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