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Imports Exports Report for 2017

Furniture shipments to the U.S. market rose a meager 1% in 2016

FT Import Export ReportDespite continuing values represented by imported furniture and a strong dollar that typically makes those goods more affordable, furniture shipments to the U.S. market rose a meager 1% in 2016, according to figures compiled by Furniture Today for the 2017 Imports/Exports Report

Household furniture imports rose to $24.2 billion, up just slightly from $23.9 billion in 2015. Furniture Today’s 2017 Imports/Exports report presents calendar year 2016 and 2015 shipments data. 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.

For the complete report, see the April 17, 2017, print issue of Furniture Today, or click here for the exclusive electronic edition.



Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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