The U.S. mattress industry enjoyed solid growth across all measures in 2012, according to the 2012 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends recently released by the International Sleep Products Association.
U.S. mattress manufacturers shipped nearly 35.3 million units (mattresses and foundations) in 2012. That’s up 3.6% over 2011 levels. Wholesale revenues grew to more than $6.8 billion, up 8.7% over the prior year, and the average unit selling price of units increased by 5%.
The 2012 report is packed with other useful information on contract sales, imports and exports of mattresses, mattress size data and retail price point trends. The report also contains information on mattress sales activity in 60 other countries compiled by the Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL Milano) and a market analysis by Jerry Epperson, a partner in the Richmond, Va.-based investment banking and advisory firm Mann, Armistead & Epperson Ltd. New this year is commentary from longtime home furnishings executive Bill Creekmuir.
The report is available free in a PDF format to ISPA members. Visit the ISPA website at www.sleepproducts.org and click on the “Statistics” tab.
This year, ISPA is making the annual report and other ISPA statistical reports available for purchase by mattress retailers.
“Beyond the mattress manufacturers and components suppliers that belong to ISPA, our statistical products are also relevant to mattress retailers,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “The 2012 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends contains current and historical information that retailers can use as they manage their businesses and respond to industry trends.”
For information about ISPA membership, contact Jane Oseth, ISPA membership services manager, at [email protected] or 703-683-8371.