U.S. mattress sales are expected to rebound after sales stumbled in the first five months of 2018, according to the latest ISPA Mattress Industry Forecast.
Released in May, the forecast for 2018 and 2019 from the International Sleep Products Association calls for gains in both unit shipments and wholesale values of mattresses.
For 2018, the forecast estimates a 3.5% increase in the number of mattresses and foundations shipped and a 4.5% gain in the wholesale dollar value of those units when compared with 2016 numbers. The average unit selling price is expected to grow by 1%.
The forecast is based in part on an economic analysis prepared by the University of Michigan and input from the ISPA Statistics Committee. The forecast is published two or three times a year depending on market conditions.