China is the world’s largest exporter of furniture, with exports accounting for about 43% of the total global furniture trade. This is because China has a vast furniture production base and abundant raw material resources, which provide a wide range of furniture options. In addition, China is a major producer of wooden furniture, many of which are made without nails, screws, or glue. It meets the modern demand for eco-friendly and healthy furniture.
Therefore, importing furniture from China can be a profitable business. And before you import, there are some things you should know
Top 6 best furniture wholesale markets in China
The main furniture production areas in China are concentrated in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hebei, and Sichuan. Many large wholesale furniture markets are also located in these places.
Lecong International Furnishing City (乐从家具城）
Lecong is located in Foshan, Guangdong. It is the largest furniture wholesale market and distribution center in China. The market stretches for more than ten miles and covers an area of over three million square meters. It accommodates over 3,000 domestic and international suppliers, showcasing more than 20,000 types of furniture such as coffee chairs, bar stools, and bathroom furniture. It has four main commercial districts
Empire Furniture City. It provides a wide range of fashionable furniture of different price ranges, including solid wood furniture, European-style furniture, and luxury furniture.
Red Star Macalline Furniture Mall. It offers mid-to-high-priced furniture, and features European-style, modern, and classical furniture.
Next to Lecong town is Longjiang town, which is a major furniture production base in China. Its retail stores are scattered throughout various industrial areas. An international furniture exhibition is held here almost every year, with thousands of brands participating. It showcases trendy furniture and original designs. And styles have a wide range, such as modern luxury and new Chinese fashion.
Famous Furnishings Expo Park, Dongguan（名家居世博园）
It is located in Houjie town where various furniture malls and showrooms are scattered. Among them, the Famous Furnishings Expo Park is the most popular. Both for retail and wholesale, it provides various types of modern furniture, such as solid wood furniture, and fashionable luxury furniture with European or American style. Various home decoration products are also provided, such as lighting, carpets, etc. However, the prices are a little expensive.
In addition, the furniture exhibition held here is the largest domestic furniture event in China, with an exhibition area of over 770,000 square meters and over 1,500 brands from around the world participating.
Longdu Redwood Furniture Trading Center, Zhongshan (隆都红木家具商贸中心)
It is located in Shaxi Town, specializing in redwood furniture. You can find mid to high-end redwood and classical furniture with exquisite craftsmanship and traditional Chinese artistic characteristics. There are also many materials to choose from, such as red sandalwood, chicken wingswood, and rosewood.
Besides local redwood furniture companies, this place also attracts many redwood furniture companies from other provinces in China, such as Zhejiang and Fujian. Furthermore, Dayong Town, which is adjacent to Shaxi Town, is also a major producer of redwood furniture. There is a ten-mile-long area of redwood furniture suppliers between these two towns, which brings together various redwood furniture producers and suppliers.
Likou International Furniture City, Jianggsu (蠡口国际家具城)
This is the second-largest furniture wholesale market in China. The market consists of dozens of exhibition halls with a total business area of over 800,000 square meters. It brings together over 1,600 furniture manufacturers like chair makers and over 3,000 furniture trading companies, offering a wide range of products in various styles, such as pastoral, Mediterranean, and American.
Suzhou holds a complete furniture production chain, and most of the raw materials are directly supplied by manufacturers. So the prices of most products in the furniture market are not very high. Many cities such as Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Fujian also purchase wholesale furniture from this market.
Xianghe Furniture Mall, Hebei (香河家具城)
This is the largest furniture wholesale distribution center in northern China, covering an area of 1.2 million square meters. There are 39 furniture showrooms that offer furniture of different grades. The main products include suite furniture, solid wood furniture, mid-to-high-end sofas, and furniture made of rattan.
There are more than 7,000 exhibiting companies, many of which are manufacturers. At the same time, it also gathers thousands of domestic and foreign famous brands of furniture, attracting many customers from Europe, America, and East Asia.
Bayi Furniture Mall, Sichuan (八益家具城)
Located in Chengdu, Sichuan, it is the largest home furnishing wholesale market in western China. It consists of nine major professional shopping centers, including more than 10,000 types of products, such as high-end furniture, office furniture, metal furniture, lighting, decorative materials, etc. The market covers an area of 330,000 square meters, and it is home to more than 1,800 businesses.
How to find China furniture suppliers?
Search suppliers online
There are many B2B platforms where you can find furniture suppliers such as Alibaba, Global Sources, Made in China, DHgate, etc. To avoid being scammed, you’d better evaluate if suppliers are reliable first. You can check how long the supplier company has been established, if they are located in the industrial clusters above, and if they can answer well when you ask some professional questions.
Then remember to get samples. If you find the samples meet your requirements, you can place the order. In addition, you also can find suppliers by attending furniture trade fairs if you want to place a big order, and have enough time and money.
Go ahead with Jingsourcing
If you think it takes lots of time and energy to find suppliers by yourself, find Jingsourcing for help. As a leading sourcing company in China, Jingsourcing has helped 1000+ clients to source furniture. We have lots of advantages including
Rich manufacturer resource
We have long-term relationships with audited factories specializing in furniture. They are all located in the industrial clusters just mentioned, and pass the strict factory audit. You can tell us your demands, and we will quickly select suppliers from our database that meet your requirements and communicate with them on your behalf.
Perfect samples until you are satisfied
If you want to customize furniture, we can provide practical solutions to realize your ideas. Our team will create samples based on your requirements only after fully comprehending your needs. If you are not satisfied, we will make the necessary modifications and follow up on the whole process until the PP sample is approved.
Flexible quality inspection and shipping solutions
We have our own quality inspection team. We can not only provide quality inspection services from third-party inspection companies, but also flexibly conduct the inspection plan. For example, if you print a complex pattern on chairs, and you want it to be clear and correct. We then inspect the product based on your focus, send you videos or pictures during the inspection, and communicate with you in real-time.
Considerations when importing furniture from China
In the importing process, the primary concerns are certificates and safety. And various countries have distinct mandatory standards for imported furniture. Here’s some certification required by US and EU.
The United States safety regulations for furniture
For wooden furniture, it is necessary to follow the regulations set by APHIS. If your products are composite wood furniture, according to TSCA, you must conduct a test and obtain a compliance certificate stating that the formaldehyde release amount meets the requirements.
If you are importing children’s furniture, you must comply with CPSIA and obtain a CPC certificate for listing on Amazon in the United States.
EU safety regulations for furniture
Both CE and REACH certifications are required by the EU when importing furniture. Please note that in REACH testing, you should do the SVHC testing first, and then get a declaration of conformity if the test results comply with the REACH standard.
If you need more specific information about these requirements, you can seek assistance from your agents.
Looking for premium furniture and suppliers?