Originally published in the April 5, 2014 print issue of Furniture Today.
U.S. furniture imports rose 8% last year, a figure propelled by shipments from China and Vietnam as well as emerging players such as India and Indonesia, which are becoming more important resources, particularly for case goods importers.
Worldwide furniture shipments to the United States rose to $19.7 billion in 2013 from $18.3 billion the year before.
Furniture Today's exclusive import data includes the largest source countries of U.S. furniture imports, as well as the top furniture products shipped to the United States. Export data includes the largest buyers of U.S. furniture exports and furniture exports by product category.
Data is based on the dollar values declared by importers and exporters to the U.S. Customs Service. 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.
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