First Quarter Furniture Imports from China leap 36.8%. (Trends & News).Wood and upholstered furniture shipments from China rose a staggering 36.8% during the first three months of the year. Overall, U.S. imports of furniture climbed 5.4% to $2.6 billion in the first quarter while U.S. furniture exports dropped 16.6% to $251 million.
With imports of Canadian Canadian (kənā`dēən), river, 906 mi (1,458 km) long, rising in NE New Mexico. and flowing E across N Texas and central Oklahoma into the Arkansas River in E Oklahoma. furniture dropping by 4.8%, China lengthened length·en
tr. & intr.v. length·ened, length·en·ing, length·ens
To make or become longer.
lengthen·er n. its lead as the United States' leading source of foreign furniture. Chinese Chinese, subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages (see Sino-Tibetan languages), which is also sometimes grouped with the Tai, or Thai, languages in a Sinitic subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan language stock. manufacturers now account for nearly 32% of U.S. furniture imports.
Also worth noting, Thailand Thailand (tī`lănd, –lənd), Thai Prathet Thai [land of the free], officially Kingdom of Thailand, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 65,444,000), 198,455 sq mi (514,000 sq km), Southeast Asia. passed Taiwan Taiwan (tī`wän`), Portuguese Formosa, officially Republic of China, island nation (2005 est. pop. 22,894,000), 13,885 sq mi (35,961 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean, separated from the mainland of S China by the 100-mi-wide (161-km) Taiwan as the U.S.'s seventh biggest source of furniture and Brazil passed The Philippines for the ninth slot.
TOP 10 U.S. FURNITURE IMPORT SOURCES First Quarter 2002 ($ in milions) 2002 2001 % Change TOP 10 TOTAL $2,340.9 $2,177.6 7.5% WORLD TOTAL $2,608.3 $2,473.8 5.4% U.S. URNITURE EXPORTS $ 251.3 $ 301.5 -16.6% U.S. TRADE DEFICIT $2,357.0 $2,172.5 8.5% Source: U.S. Department of Commerce