Figures from the U.S. International Trade Commission show that mattress imports from China were down by 68 percent at 3.7 million in the first half of the year, following the announcement of the tariffs. But sharp rises in imports from Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia have offset this.
The U.S. imported 761,000 fewer mattresses that claim China as their production origin since the start of 2019. But 856,000 more mattresses have been imported from Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia during that time. In 2018, those countries exported a total of 111,804 mattresses to the U.S.
Meanwhile, imports from the Philippines went from 6 in the full year of 2018 to 12,788 in the first half of 2019. U.S. mattress imports from Malaysia jumped from 183 for all of 2018 to 142,198 in the first half of this year.