In Japan, the rising trend in wooden office furniture imports observed since Q3 2017 came to an end in April 2018, ITTO reports.
In April the wooden office furniture imports (in value terms) in Japan were flat year on year and down 14% compared to March.
In April 2018, the biggest decreases were seen in wooden office furniture shipments from Portugal, Poland and the US.
Japan’s April imports from China, the number one supplier, were unchanged compared to March and accounted for 54% of all wooden office furniture imports. The other main suppliers were Switzerland (9%) and the US (8.5%).