LIVING, dining and bedroom cabinet imports to Britain rose 24 percent to £86.2 million in April on the back of strong growth from China and Poland.

Chinese shipments advanced 26 percent to £25 million compared with April 2016 according to HMRC data compiled by The Furnishing Report. Polish imports were up 15 percent to £6.9 million.

Vietnamese made goods declined 3.8 percent to £11.1 million, softer than the year-to-date 6.7 percent fall, with Malaysia another to see a year-over-year drop, down 11 percent to £4.7 million.

January to April living, dining and bedroom wood furniture imports are up 8.9 percent to £319.1 million compared with the first four months of last year.

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