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Exclusive Research: Outdoor Furniture Imports for 2012

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Outdoor furniture imports reached $2.5 billion in 2011, up 8.7% from 2010 according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Outdoor furniture imports from China were $2.2 billion in 2011, an increase of nearly 10% from the prior year. The United States received 85% of its outdoor furniture imports from China last year; with a combined 9% coming from Canada, Indonesia, Taiwan and Mexico; the remaining 6% came from all other countries.

New for 2012, Casual Living partnered with Minnesota-based Zepol Corp. to research the number of twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers with outdoor furniture leaving Asia in 2011. The data was gathered using information on the bills of lading for containers being shipped.

For the complete report, see the June 2012 print issue of Casual Living, or click here for the exclusive electronic version.

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