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CHINA. FURNITURE IMPORTS RISE

The amount of furniture that China imported in 2017 rose, with the demand highest in the cities of Shanghai, Guangdong, Beijing, Jiangsu and Tianjin. An astonishing fact is that Shanghai and Guangdong account for half of all China’s imported furniture. It is expected that this trend for imported furniture, due to high domestic production costs, will continue to grow.

While China’s production of furniture is on the rise it tends to be the low to middle end of the market. The government is trying to stimulate growth not only for domestic consumers but also I would assume for a long term vision of exports. Unlike Europe and the US china does not have a world recognised brand.

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