U.S. mattress sales fell again in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same three-month period last year, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association.
Sales of mattresses and foundations fell 7.9% and wholesale revenues decreased 3.5%, compared with the same quarter in 2017. The average unit price increased 4.7%.
In the first six months of the year, unit sales declined 8.6% while the wholesale dollar values of those units decreased 3%, compared with 2017 levels. The year-to-date AUP increased 6.2% over the same period in 2017.
The Bedding Market Quarterly reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 13 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 63.5% of the mattress units shipped and 74.1% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2017. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. In addition, comparisons of Bedding Market Quarterly 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 quarter, weather conditions, etc.