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Fast Fact: Furniture Imports Versus Exports, Gap Widens

The Great Recession, 2007 to 2009, created a major collapse in international trade, affecting both imports and exports of household furniture.  While a healthy economy has propelled import growth since then, exports are still struggling.

In 2017, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed household furniture products at $30.7 billion in imports versus only $3.2 billion in exports.

Despite an upswing of $1 billion in export growth from 2009 to 2015, household furniture exports declined by 7.1 percent down to $3.15 billion from 2015 to 2017.

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