Imports fall 6% in 2008

Russell, Thomas
May 2009
Furniture/Today;5/18/2009, Vol. 33 Issue 36, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the decline of the U.S. furniture imports by 6% in 2008 because of the impact of the global financial crisis on the spending behavior of the U.S. consumers. It also notes that the shipments among domestic furniture producers fell by 12.3% based on the report of the accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard PLLC. It examines the performances of the nation's top overseas sources in which China stayed as the largest source. INSET: Top imports.


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