Posted May 16, 2019
Following the year-on-year decline in the value of wooden window imports in February, Japan’s March year-on-year imports continued down, falling 11%. However there was a slight up-tick in the month on month imports (+8%). 1Q 2019 imports of wooden windows were little changed from a year earlier, as ITTO reported.
Some 70% of Japan’s March imports of wooden windows were supplied by China (41%) and the US (33%). Shipments from Sweden contributed another 2-3% with the balance being shipped from mainly manufacturers in the EU.