China’s wooden furniture exports in 2018

The value of China’s wooden furniture exports was US$13.489 billion in 2018, a year on year decline of 2%, reported Global Wood.

The US still is the main destination for China’s wooden furniture exports. The top 10 markets accounted for around 75% of all wooden furniture exports.

China’s primary wooden furniture export markets in 2018

Country

Percentage (%)

USA

42

Hong Kong

6

Japan

5

UK

5

Australia

5

Others

37

Source: China Customs

Main markets within the ‘Others’ group

Country

Percentage (%)

South Korea

2.55

Cananda

2.50

South Africa

2.31

Germany

2.30

France

2.10

Source: China Customs

The value of China’s wooden furniture exports to South Africa in 2018 surged 46% to US$312 million. However, the value of China’s wooden furniture exports to Hong Kong declined greatly (27%) to US$804 million.