Bedroom furniture imports surge
Unexpectedly, Japan’s imports of wooden bedroom furniture surged in May reversing two months of declines. The value of May imports of wooden bedroom furniture was up 21% compared to April and year on year May 2018 imports were 14% higher. The top three shippers of wooden bedroom furniture to Japan in May were, in order of value, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Exporters in these three countries accounted for 90% of Japan’s wooden bedroom furniture imports in May. Shippers in China accounted for 59% of May imports followed by Vietnam (28%) and Thailand.