Following a decline in wooden furniture imports in March, American imports grew 18 per cent in April to US$1.47 billion. Year-to-date imports were nine per cent higher than in April 2016.
Imports from China, Vietnam, Canada and Europe increased in April, while Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and India exported less furniture to the US.
Year-to-date imports from all were higher than in April last year. China had a 45 per cent share in April with US$662 million’s worth of wooden furniture shipped to the US. Imports of all types of wooden furniture grew in April. Imports of kitchen furniture increased the most, followed by office furniture.