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Product Mix of American Furniture Imported from China

Proportion of American furniture import value (HS Code: 9401 & 9403 included)[1]imported from China (sorted by furniture type)

Product Mix of American Furniture Imported from China

(Data Source:China Customs)

 

The US is the largest importer of Chinese furniture. China Customs statistics show that from January to July 2012, China's furniture exports to the U.S. (including HS Code: 9401 and 9403, in the following text, "furniture" refers to product contained in HS Code: 9401 and 9403) cumulated to a total of nearly 8 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 30% of the total furniture exports over the same period.

From the view of material, the Chinese-made wooden furniture and metal furniture are very popular in the U.S. market. In the first seven months of 2012, the amount of imported wooden furniture from China accounted for 43.1% of the United States' total imports of furniture, while metal furniture accounted for 33.1%.

From the view of product category, sofa is one of the America's most important imported furniture. In the first seven months of 2012, the value of sofa imported from China amounted to 1.98 billion U.S. dollars, taking nearly 1/4 of the total import value of furniture. Wood frame sofa import value accounted for 64% of the total sofa import value, while the metal frame sofa accounted for 36%.

Source: IAR Team from Made-in-China.com
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