U.S. imports of wooden furniture grew 13% month-on-month to US$1.44 billion in May while year-to-date imports rose 5%, according to the ITTO.
As was the case in April, much of this growth was due to rising imports from China ($691.4 million, +25%) and Vietnam ($268.9 million, +33%).
On the other hand, furniture imports from Mexico and Malaysia fell while Indonesian shipments to the U.S. remained unchanged. Imports of all types of wooden furniture grew in May, except non-upholstered seating. Kitchen furniture increased 24%, followed by office furniture (+15%) and upholstered furniture (+14%).