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Under the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of China’s wooden furniture exports fell 24% to US$7.439 billion in the first half of 2020. The US was the largest market but imports fell in the first half of 2020 by about 10% compared to 2019.

Although China’s wooden furniture exports to most countries fell in the first half of 2020 exports to some countries increased.

For example China’s wooden furniture exports to Malaysia, South Korea, Australia and Netherland rose 64%, 11%, 6% and 4 respectively in the first half of 2020. Major ports for China’s wooden furniture exports According to China Customs, China’s wood furniture was exported mainly through Dapeng and Shekou ports, accounting for 19% and 15% of the national total, down 37% and 7% in value to US$1.38 billion and US$1.15 billion respectively.

In addition, Waigang, Yangshan and Qingdao are also major ports for China’s wood furniture exports in the first half of 2020 and the value of China’s wood furniture exports through Waigang, Yangshan and Qingdao ports was US$856 million, US$773 million and US$708 million, down 18%, 37% and 30%, accounting for 12%, 10% and 10% respectively.

The value of China’s wood furniture exports to Malaysia rose 64% to US$195 million in the first half of 2020 and 70% were mainly through Qingdao (25%), Shekou (16%), Waigang (15%), Xiamen (11%) and Qingdao Development Zone ports (9%).

Rise in China’s wooden furniture imports from Germany

According to China Customs the value of China’s wooden furniture imports fell 26% to US$389 million in the first half of 2020. Italy, Germany and Vietnam are major suppliers of China’s wooden furniture imports, over 60% of China’s wooden furniture was imported from the three countries.

The value of China’s wooden furniture imports from Italy and Vietnam dropped 26% and 44% to US$146 mil. and US$38 mil. respectively in the first half of 2020. However, the value of China’s wooden furniture imports from Germany rose 21% to US$66 mil. in the first half of 2020.

Yangshan was the major port for China’s wooden furniture imports as around 45% of all China’s wooden furniture imports were through Yangshan Port in the first half of 2020.

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