Japan: June trends in imports of office, kitchen and bedroom furniture

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Japan's imports of bedroom furniture continued down in June marking the second monthly decline after the steep rise seen in the months prior to the consumption tax rise in April this year. The demand for both office and kitchen furniture has weakened and this is reflected in the flat import levels.

Office furniture imports (HS 9403.30)

China, Poland, Portugal and Italy provided around 85% of all Japan's June imports of office furniture. Imports from June imports from China were about the same as in May while the value of imports for the others fell except for Italy which expanded exports to Japan. Overall, June imports of office furniture were down over 16%.

June 2014 office furniture imports (HS 9403.30)

  Imports
  June 2014
  Unit 1,000 Yen
S. Korea  441
China 128915
Taiwan P.o.C. 4113
Hong-Kong -
Vietnam 322
Thailand 472
Malaysia 2630
Philippines -
Indonesia 6240
Sweden 306
Denmark -
UK -
Netherlands -
Belgium -
France 1592
Germany 10881
Switzerland 269
Portugal 27893
Italy 21758
Poland 48300
Lithuania 2933
Slovakia 1503
Canada 2079
USA 4590
Mexico -
Australia -
Total 265237

Source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Kitchen furniture imports (HS 9403.40)

The top suppliers of kitchen furniture to Japan in June remained Vietnam and China which together supplied 55% of imports. A further 26% was supplied by Philippines and Indonesia. In May Germany was a significant supplier of kitchen furniture but in June exports to Japan fell. Overall, there was a 12.5% decline in kitchen furniture imports compared to a month earlier.

June 2014 kitchen furniture imports

 

Imports
  June 2014

Unit 1,000 Yen

S. Korea -
China 194790
Taiwan P.o.C. -
Vietnam 455947
Thailand 1334
Malaysia 19181
Philippines 174521
Indonesia 83049
India -
Denmark -
UK 828
France 347
Germany 26991
Portugal -
Italy 10268
Poland -
Austria -
Romania 1538
Lithuania -
Canada 1051
USA 5310
Total  975155

Source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Bedroom furniture imports (HS 9403.50)

June bedroom furniture imports were marginally down on May levels (-4%) with the top three of China, Vietnam and Thailand accounting for the bulk of imports (80%). Poland and Slovakia featured in the top ranked suppliers but their combined contribution amounted to a little above 5%.

June 2014 bedroom furniture imports

  Imports
2014 June
  Unit 1,000 Yen
S. Korea -
China 1037515
Taiwan P.o.C. 9730
Vietnam 496314
Thailand 102435
Singapore -
Malaysia 70044
Philippines -
Indonesia 50018
Kazakhstan -
Denmark 3022
Sweden 3097
UK -
France -
Germany 1717
Switzerland 1499
Spain -
Italy 13521
Poland 66709
Austria 344
Romania 7774
Turkey -
Latvia -
Lithuania 10558
Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Slovakia 25867
USA 8996
Brazil -
Total 1910190

Source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

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