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German furniture exports reduced by 1.8%

22.12.2017 − 

Following a rise of 3.5% in August, exports of German furniture declined again by 1.8% in September. According to information issued by the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) exports of shop furniture experienced the most serious decline at a rate of 26.6%. Exports of kitchen furniture (-7.7%) and miscellaneous furniture (-2.3%) also decreased in September. Exports of office furniture (-0.1%) remained at virtually the same level as last year. Exports of other seating furniture, by contrast, increased by 4.5%. Mattress exports increased by 2.5%. Exports of living room, dining room and bedroom furniture increased minimally by 0.6%. In the first nine months of the year, German furniture exports decreased overall by 0.8%.

German furniture imports decreased by 2.0% in September. Here also, the most significant decline concerned shop furniture (-39.2%). Decreases in imports of upholstered furniture (-7.3%), living room, dining room and bedroom furniture (-5.3 %) as well as other furniture (-3.0%) were also recorded. In contrast, imports of kitchen furniture (+4.9%), other seating furniture (+2.0%), mattresses (+1.8%), and to a minimal extent also office furniture (+0.4%), have increased. In the first nine months of the year, furniture imports decreased overall by 1.3%.

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