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Shipments of wood furniture for living, dining and bedrooms declined in February from all three of the UK's biggest trading partners.


Chinese imports were down 5.6 percent to £25.7 million, with Vietnamese goods 8.3 percent lower at £11.2 million, according to HMRC data compiled by The Furnishing Report.


Poland — the third largest source and the biggest European origin of living, dining and bedroom cabinet for UK importers — sent £5.6 million, down 10 percent on February 2017.


Yet overall imports still climbed.


Historically less significant exporters, such as Malaysia and Singapore, shipped more here than in 2017, while U.S timber furniture imports climbed eight-fold to £5.6 million, continuing a trend that began in the middle of last year.



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