The UK imported USD731 million of tropical wood furniture products in 2022, 8% less than the previous year. In quantity terms, wood furniture imports were 153,000 tonnes last year, 9% less than in 2021. After the market turmoil in the previous two years during the COVID pandemic, UK tropical wood furniture imports in 2022 returned to a level slightly below the annual average between 2015 and 2019 (USD771 million). In a sign of deteriorating consumption, UK wood furniture import value in the last quarter of 2022 was 16% lower than the previous quarter and 15% down on the same period in 2021. In 2022, UK import value of wood furniture decreased 2% from Vietnam to USD365 million, 7% from Malaysia to USD130 million, 3% from India to USD80 million, 15% from Indonesia to USD69 million, 35% from Singapore to USD54 million. However imports increased 19% from Thailand to USD22 million (Chart 1).
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