In 2016, Japan experienced a sharp drop year-on-year for its window imports in September. The imports fell by 19.5 percent which also dropped by 24 percent a month earlier.
In the first three quarters of 2016, wooden window imports were down around 7 percent as compared to the first three quarters of 2015. Consistently throughout the year to September, shippers in China and the Philippines have dominated Japan’s imports of wooden windows.
Shipments of wooden windows in September from the top two suppliers accounted for around 80 percent of imports with another 17 percent being provided by suppliers in the US.