Mattress sales increased by 2.4% in May when compared with the same month in 2014, according to the latest Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association. The wholesale dollar value of those units grew by 5%, and the average unit selling price climbed 2.5%, compared with May of last year.
Sales trends for March to May show unit sales of mattresses and foundations increased by 1.3%, wholesale dollars grew by 4.3% and the AUSP rose 2.9%, compared with the same period a year ago.
Year-to-date unit sales and wholesale revenues jumped 4.2% and 6.6%, respectively, compared with 2014 levels. The year-to-date AUSP also rose 2.2% over the same period of 2014.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 13 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 70.1% of the mattress units shipped and 78.2% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2013.
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.
If you are interested in other statistical data, including mattress industry forecasts, check the ISPA website.