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Japan’s import of kitchen furniture improved in February, but bedroom furniture tumbled

22-05-2020
Japan, import, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, February

The Philippines and Vietnam accounted for over 85% of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture (HS940340) in February, up some 10% from a month earlier. A further 8% of the value of imports was shipped from China leaving little market share for others, reported ITTO. Year on year, Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture …

Japan’s Forest Agency projects on new housing starts and forestry industry

08-05-2020
Japan, Forestry Agent, new housing starts, log supply, lumber, import, exports,

The Forestry Agency held wood demand projection meeting on March 23. Average new housing starts forecasted by 12 private think tanks are 847,000 units and two think tanks forecasted less than 800,000 units. Major house builders also reported that orders are declining and it is general view that starts of detached unit would continue to be severed …

Japan’s office furniture imports continue to surge

23-04-2020
Japan, import, office furniture, demand, surge

Exporters in China, Poland and Portugal continue to dominate Japan’s imported wooden office furniture(HS940330) sector. In January 2020, these three shippers accounted for over 80 per cent of the value of wooden office furniture imports. However, in January, shippers in Indonesia doubled their market share of imports to climb to around the …

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