U.S. mattress sales inch up in January

U.S. mattress sales increased in January 2014, as compared with the same month of the previous year, according to the latest Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly sales report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Unit sales increased by 1.2% in January 2014 over the same month in 2013, while the wholesale dollar value of those units was essentially flat. The average unit selling price decreased 1.2% in January 2014 compared to January of last year.

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. 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, nonreporting manufacturers entering or exiting the market and other variables.

For more information about the statistical data and market forecasts that ISPA regularly publishes (paid content available from ISPA), check the statistics tab at the ISPA website.

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