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Top 20 home products (October 2013): Placemats, table linen rejoin list

Three-digit growth rates in October propelled a couple of categories back into's top 20 home products and allowed another to enter the list for the first time.

Placemats landed the higher ranking at 7th on the back of a 250 percent on-month increase in inquiries. YoY requests for information in the line rose more than 170 percent.

Table linen is stronger in terms of growth rates. It gathered 300 and 1,315 percent more buyer inquiries from September 2013 and October 2012, respectively.

New to the top 20 is dog beds. The on-month increase went a little over 200 percent. It reached nearly 400 percent YoY.

Requests for bedding sets information, meanwhile, continue to seesaw. October inquiries slowed 37 percent after more than doubling in September. The same down-up movement was observed in August and July.

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Note: This article "Top 20 home products (October 2013): Placemats, table linen rejoin list" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through e-magazines and trade shows.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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