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  August 8th, 2021 | Written by

Vietnam Drives Out China from the American Wooden Kitchen Furniture Market

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  • In 2020, the amount of wooden furniture for kitchens imported into the U.S. surged to 52M units, increasing by 22%.
  • American imports of wooden furniture for kitchens soared by +22% y-o-y to 52M units or $1.9B in value terms in 2020.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. – Wooden Furniture Of A Kind Used In The Kitchen – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, American imports of wooden furniture for kitchens soared by +22% y-o-y to 52M units or $1.9B in value terms. Supplies from Vietnam and Malaysia offset the dramatic drop in imports from China after the tariffs on Chinese products increased. Among other countries, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Mexico saw the highest spikes in wooden kitchen furniture exports to the U.S. The average wooden kitchen furniture import price dropped by -18.1% against the previous year. 

American Imports of Wooden Kitchen Furniture by Country

In 2020, the amount of wooden furniture for kitchens imported into the U.S. surged to 52M units, increasing by 22% compared with 2019. In value terms, wooden kitchen furniture imports totaled $1.9B in 2020 (IndexBox estimates).

In 2020, Vietnam drove out China from the leading position in the American imports and became the largest exporter of wood kitchen furniture to the U.S. Over the last year, the supplies from Vietnam rose from $224M to $487M. Malaysia occupied second place in the list of top suppliers to America, boosting its exports to the U.S. from $148M in 2019 to $415M in 2020. Indonesia recorded the highest spike in kitchen furniture exports to the U.S. In 2020, Indonesia ramped up the supplies from $13M to $103M. Among other countries, Taiwan, Thailand and Mexico featured the most prominent export growths of kitchen furniture to the U.S. The purchases from China fall dramatically from $831M to $132M owing to raising tariffs on Chinese imports.

Vietnam (16M units), Malaysia (11M units) and Canada (6.1M units) were the main suppliers of wooden kitchen furniture imports to the U.S., with a combined 64% share of total imports. China, Indonesia, Mexico, Italy, Taiwan and Thailand lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 27%.

In value terms, the largest wooden kitchen furniture suppliers to the U.S. were Vietnam ($487M), Malaysia ($415M) and Canada ($301M), together comprising 62% of total imports. China, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Taiwan lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 28%.

The average wooden kitchen furniture import price stood at $37 per unit in 2020, with a decrease of -18.1% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy, while the price for Taiwan was amongst the lowest.

Source: IndexBox Platform