Furniture exports in January and February 2010 totaled
US$ 1.4 billion. Exports to the USA, the largest export
market for Chinese wooden furniture, were worth US$428
million, up 32 percent over the same period of last year.
This figure was only 12 percent lower than that of 2007,
before the global financial crisis.
Exports of furniture to other principal markets also
increased. For example imports by Japan rose 5 percent,
imports by the UK grew 59 percent and imports by
Germany were also higher.
The bulk of the furniture exports were from China’s
southeastern coastal areas. Guangdong Province, the
largest furniture exporting base in China, exported wooden
furniture valued at US$ 572.42 million, up 43 percent over
the same period in 2009.