According to statistics released by the national bureau of statistics, the furniture manufacturing rate was 98 percent in the first five months of 2017, down 0.1 percent year on year. The value of exports was 74.07 billion yuan, up 5.8 percent year on year.
In may, the sales rate of furniture manufacturing was 98.1%, up 0.4% year-on-year. The value of exports was 15.58 billion yuan, up 5.6 percent year on year.
In addition, from January to May 2017, the main business revenue of furniture manufacturing industry was 351.74 billion yuan, up 13.4% year on year. Profits totaled 20.63 billion yuan, an increase of 8.5 percent year-on-year.