Japan’s furniture imports fall by 24%

2016 has started well for shippers supplying wooden office, kitchen and bedroom furniture for the Japanese market. But as the year advanced a pattern of steady decline emerged which has been sustained through to August.

Japan’s imports of wooden office furniture items have fallen around 24% since the peak in January. Similarly, imports of wooden kitchen furniture have fallen by 19% up to August and the fall in wooden bedroom furniture has been even more dramatic as a 31% fall in imports has been recorded.

Source: ITTO