The total U.S. mattress market posted a 12.8% gain in the wholesale dollar value of shipments last year compared with 2020. But units shipped decreased by 2.7%.
Those figures, which include U.S.-produced and imported mattresses, foundations and motion foundations, are highlights of the 2021 Mattress Industry Trends Report issued by the International Sleep Products Association.
The dollar value of U.S.-produced mattresses and foundations increased in 2021 to $9.9 billion, up by 17.4% over 2020, even though unit shipments stayed virtually flat at 37.0 million, up just 0.1% over 2020, the report says.
Overall, the average unit price for all U.S.-produced mattresses and foundations increased by 17.2% in 2021.
The report says the dollar value of U.S.-produced and imported mattresses was up 14.5% last year, while units for U.S.-produced and imported mattress dropped 1.2%.
The dollar value of foundations, both U.S.-produced and imported, was up 11.0% last year, while foundation units decreased by 5.3%.
The dollar value of motion foundations from all channels was up 3.1% last year, but motion units dipped 1.3%, the report says.
New to the Mattress Industry Trends Report is research conducted by ISPA’s Better Sleep Council that examines consumer behavior when shopping for and purchasing a new mattress.
Another new section introduces the Mattress Recycling Council and highlights data about the MRC’s mattress recycling and research efforts.
The report combines data for all imported products into one chart, allowing readers to analyze all imported products, including mattresses, traditional stationary foundations and motion foundations, as well as foundations with legs and foldable foundations with legs, at the same time.
Total imported units for mattresses, foundations and motion foundations decreased by 9.3% between 2020 and 2021 to 17.7 million units in 2021, and the value of those units increased by 1.5% over the same period to $1.8 billion.
The average unit price of those imports increased 11.9% from 2020 to 2021.