Bed­room fur­ni­ture im­ports surge

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

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.

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