Japan’s furniture imports down 3% in 2016

Japan’s 2016 wooden furniture imports fell around three percent in value compared to 2015.

Overall, wooden office furniture imports were down six percent year-on-year, wooden kitchen furniture imports dropped around four percent year-on-year and bedroom furniture imports also fell but by a smaller margin (-2.3 percent).

While there is no clear cyclical trend in imports of either office or kitchen furniture, imports of bedroom furniture in 2015 and again in 2016 show a distinct cyclical trend.

In both years in the first half of the year imports drifted down only to begin climbing again in the second half of the year.


Source; ITTO