Office furniture shipments up

3 May 2005 – New York (NY): Worldwide office furniture shipments rose 14.5 per cent in March from a year earlier as companies continued to expand their workforces, according to a new survey from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association.

February’s growth was faster, however, with office furniture shipments rising 20 per cent.

New orders for office furniture in March were up 12.2 per cent from a year ago to reach $830 million.