Dollar's plunge causes challenge for Brazil

Rusell, Thomas
March 2008
Furniture/Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 27, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports on the challenges facing furniture manufacturers in Brazil. According to the author, the country's shipments to the U.S. dropped 10% in 2007, while overall furniture shipments from other parts of the world rose two percent. The reason for the decline, the author notes, can be attributed to the value of the Brazilian real against the weakening U.S. dollar. A brief description of Brazilian manufacturers Furnitech, Roberta Schilling Collection and Primex is provided.


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