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German furniture exports stagnated at 2016 level in July

27.10.2017 − 

German furniture exports in July remained stable at last year’s level. According to information from the German Furniture Industry Association (VDM) reduction in shop furniture (-20.1%), living, dining, and bedroom furniture (-7.9%), and upholstered furniture (-7.8%) coincided with growth in office furniture (+6.2%), Mattresses (+3.8%), other seating furniture (+3.4%), kitchen furniture (+2.1%), and other furniture (+0.3%). German exports of furniture fell by 0.9% in the first seven months.

German furniture imports rose slightly by 0.5% in July. By far the greatest growth was registered in mattress imports at +27.8%. Imports of office furniture were also up (+6.1 %), as were those of other furniture (+2.3%), and other seating furniture (+1.0%). Imports of shop furniture and kitchen furniture, however, fell by double-figure percentages of 34.8% and 22.8% respectively. Imports of living, dining, and bedroom furniture (-3.6%) and upholstered furniture decreased as well (-3.5%). Furniture imports fell by a total of 1.4% in the first seven months of this year.

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