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HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 20, 2015 – The Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Home décor with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

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Online report lists 200 export suppliers and includes details on new products – accessories, vases, pottery and garden ornaments – plus product pricing and supply market trends.

Online report lists 200 export suppliers and includes details on new products – accessories, vases, pottery and garden ornaments – plus product pricing and supply market trends.

The online report includes names and details of 200 export suppliers and images of  home accessories, vases, pottery and garden ornaments. The report also features industry information, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Home décor exports up by 14 percent in 2014, led by glass and glassware

Survey results show:

  • Overall industry exports increased 14 percent in 2014.
  • Glass and glassware products registered the largest export increase in the sector, growing by 35 percent in 2014.
  • The sector’s yearly revenue has been rising by 25 to 30 percent over the past three years.
  • Primary export markets are the United States (54 percent), Japan (25 percent) and China (20 percent).

“Current product design trends emphasize classic hues such as brown, green and blue. Items made of wood with naturally pale finishes are also becoming popular because of its airy and modern aesthetic. Intricate styles are also featured,” said Tuan Le, Director of Golden Star Handicraft. “Style diversity is achieved by combining various materials. Rattan is usually incorporated with bamboo, ceramic, paper or wood to add texture and improve aesthetics.”

Most natural and auxiliary inputs, and ceramic used in home decor are locally sourced. In addition to traditional materials, products feature palm or coconut leaf, banana fiber, thatch or fern. Models are also embellished with different types of glazes.

Sourcing Reports for the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia

The Vietnam Sourcing Report: Home décor is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online through the link.

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are:

The next report in the Vietnam Sourcing series is Lacquerware available here.

Sourcing from Vietnam buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Vietnam sourcing, the Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available and main manufacturing centers.

Buyers will also learn how to find and vet reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes by the link.

About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation believes sustainable global trade promotes peace. It aims to encourage the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities undertaken by individuals, companies, industries and countries by focusing on three program areas:

  • Trade related education & training: We sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade. The Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to students from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao and China to study in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and the U.S. We give our scholars internships and on-the-job training in export related companies and organizations in 10 countries.
  • Export trade assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade. Through the Export Trade Assistance, the Hinrich Foundation connects exporters in developing Asia with buyers worldwide.
  • International trade policy research: We believe that the health of the global economy and peace between nations depend on countries having productive trade relationships, which requires open, fact-based dialogues. We initiate research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making in support of open, free, transparent and fair global trade.

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