ISPA’s June 2013 Bedding Barometer reports that during the second quarter of 2013, U.S. bedding sales in units rose 4.7% compared with the second quarter of 2012, and dollar sales were up 4.6% over the prior-year quarter.
Year-to-date unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased 0.5% over 2012 levels, while year-to-date average unit price (AUP) remained flat compared with the same period in 2012.
For the month of June, U.S. unit shipments increased by 2.3% and wholesale revenues increased by 3.5% over June 2012, resulting in a June 2013 AUP that was 1.2% above last year.
The June U.S. report on mattress sales and shipments also contains innerspring and non-innerspring mattress data for the second quarter of 2013.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for *15 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 70% of the mattress units shipped and 78.5% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2012. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. Furthermore, comparisons of Bedding Barometer results for different time periods can be affected by a number of factors, including differences in the number of workdays and holiday promotions in a given month, weather conditions, non-reporting manufacturers entering or exiting the market and other variables.
* Reporting companies: Corsicana Bedding, Fraenkel Bedding, Jamison Bedding, Kingsdown Inc., Omaha Bedding, Restonic Inc., Select Comfort, Serta Inc., Simmons Bedding Co., Southerland Inc., Standard Mattress Co., Tempur Sealy Inc., unidentified (3).