Imports of hardwood flooring imports declined to US$2.4 million in February, while assembled flooring panel imports increased to US$9.5 million. However, year-to-date flooring panel imports were lower than in February 2015, while hardwood flooring was up 7%.
China was the only country that increased hardwood flooring shipments to the US in February. The value of imports from China was US$1.1 million in February, compared to US$393,046 from Malaysia and $186,812 from Indonesia. Year-to-date imports from most suppliers were down in February from 2015, except imports from China.
Similarly imports of assembled flooring panels decreased from most sources except China. Imports from China were worth US$4.0 million in February. Flooring panel imports from Indonesia declined month-over-month to $363,931, but year-to-date imports from Indonesia were higher than in February 2015. Imports of flooring panels from Europe increased slightly in February to $1.3 million.