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Shipments from China fell 21 percent year-on-year
Imports of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet declined in May with across-the-board falls from leading Asia supply routes.

 

Britain imported 5.3 percent less during the month year-on-year, bringing in £92.7 million of goods in all.


The amount shipped from China declined 21 percent to £24.6 million, almost twice the rate of the year-to-date drop-off (-12pc).


HMRC data, compiled by The Furnishing Report, showed Vietnamese and Malaysian shipments also declined, by 6.8 percent and 0.7 percent respectively.

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