Total unit shipments of mattresses, as well as stationary and motion foundations, from U.S. producers and imports fell 2% in the second quarter of 2020, compared with the same three-month period in 2019, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association. The value of those shipments decreased 11.9% year over year. For the year, unit shipments were 0.5% below 2019 levels, and the value of those units dipped 3.9%.
Turning to reported U.S.-produced mattresses and stationary foundations, unit shipments dropped 12.1%, compared with the second quarter of 2019, while the wholesale value of those shipments tumbled 20.4% below the prior-year period. The average unit price decreased 9.5%, compared with the same period in 2019. For the year, units and dollars were down 11.6% and 12.7%, respectively, while the AUP decreased 1.3%, compared with 2019.