Research / Analysis
The U.S. government has scheduled the final phase of its investigation into hardwood plywood imports from China, including final public comment and hearing dates associated with the case. More
July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it is delaying the final results of its antidumping investigation into Chinese-made hardwood plywood until mid November, or about two months later than the original deadline. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has assigned preliminary antidumping duties of 57.36% to more than 500 Chinese producers of hardwood and decorative plywood. More
Despite continuing values represented by imported furniture and a strong dollar that typically makes those goods more affordable, furniture shipments to the U.S. market rose a meager 1% in 2016, according to figures compiled by Furniture Today for the 2017 Imports/Exports Report. More
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February 24, 2017The common axiom of the furniture business is that housing activity drives furniture sales. When the housing bubble burst in 2008, the furniture industry suffered near catastrophic setbacks, and the uneven recovery of the housing business since then has been a contributing factor in the furniture industry’s inconsistent recovery. There was good news in January as purchases of previously owned homes were up 3.3% and overall home sales hit their highest levels since 2007. However, the combination of low housing inventories and rising mortgage rates are serving as a brake on momentum, and expectations are that interest rates ...
Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell
February 10, 2017Reading all the headlines about the threat of tariffs on foreign made goods — China, Mexico or otherwise — got me thinking about what the furniture industry was like before I joined Furniture Today in 2003. Back then, the industry was undergoing one of the biggest shifts it had experienced since it moved from the Grand Rapids region of Michigan to the South in the early- to mid-20th century. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and China had not only become the largest source for imported furniture, but it was also a factor responsible for the shuttering of many U.S. furniture ...
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