The International Sleep Product Association’s November Bedding Barometer reports that U.S. mattress sales declined 1.3% to $409.2 million in November, while unit sales dropped 2.5%, as compared with the same month in 2012.
Average unit selling prices showed a modest increase of 1.2% to $229.79 in November, as compared with the same month of the previous year. The AUSP for mattresses was $343.84, an increase of 2.3%; the AUSP for foundations was $80.88, a 3.3% decrease, as compared with November 2012.
Year-to-date, unit shipments and wholesale revenues showed positive gains, as compared with the same period in 2013, rising by 1.3% and 1.7%, respectively. The year-to-date average unit selling price increased by 0.4%.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 14 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.
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