Originally published in the October 22, 2016 print issue of Furniture/Today
Furniture Today's 2016 Imports/Exports Report
Furniture imports slowed nearly to a crawl in the first half with only 2% growth, a figure spurred by similar growth in major markets such as China and slowdowns from Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan. Yet this could have been worse, if not for increased shipments from other established source countries including Vietnam, Canada and Italy, all of which had double digit increases in the January through June period. The figures are coded according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and made available to Furniture Today by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Customs Service.