Japan’s September 2018 imports of wooden kitchen furniture were flat year-on-year, but month on month there was a decline in the value of imports with all major shippers experiencing a downturn, reports ITTO.
Shipments from China dropped 27%, shippers in Malaysia saw a 17% decline and both German and Italian shippers experienced a roughly 25% drop.
For almost the whole year to September 2018 two shippers have dominated Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Shippers in the Philippines accounted for half of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture in September 2018 with shippers in Vietnam providing another 37%. The third largest shipper China could only secure a 7% share of imports in September.