Wooden furniture in Japan dropped by 8% in September

In September, year-on-year imports of wooden office furniture were down 8% and month-on-month imports dropped a huge 17.5%, according to ITTO.

While shippers in China dominate the trade in office furniture with Japan (60% of the total) the second and third ranked suppliers alternate between suppliers in the EU.

In the same month, the second ranked supplier was Italy (18% of Japan’s total imports) followed by Poland, but China’s share of total wooden office furniture imports dropped 25% while the two EU suppliers marked gains.

Source: ITTO