Unit mattress sales in the United States rose 12.6% in June over the same period in 2009 and the wholesale dollar value of those units increased 13%, according to the Bedding Barometer, a monthly report from the International Sleep Products Association. The average unit selling price inched up 0.4% in June 2010 over June 2009. The June numbers cap six months of gains in the U.S. bedding market. During the first half of the year, unit sales rose 11.3% and dollar values increased 10.7%. The AUSP dipped a slight 0.5% during the first six months of 2010, when compared to 2009.
September 2, 2010