U.S. mattress sales fell in the second quarter of 2019, 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.
Total unit shipments of mattresses, and stationary and motion foundations from U.S. producers and imports decreased 10.8%, compared with the same quarter in 2018. The wholesale dollar value of those units dropped 6.7% year over year.
Unit shipments of U.S.-produced mattresses and stationary foundations were 14.6% below the level of sales for the same period in 2018. The wholesale dollar value of those shipments dipped 5.8% below last year. The average unit price rose 10.3% above the second quarter of 2018.
The Bedding Market Quarterly reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) based on data provided by 13 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 71.3% of the mattress units shipped and 58.7% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2018. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. Further, 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.