ISPA Releases Third Quarter 2013 Bedding Barometer

ISPA’s September 2013 Bedding Barometer reports that both year-to-date unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased over 2012 levels by 1.2% and 1.7%, respectively, while year-to-date average unit price (AUP) showed a slight increase of 0.5% compared to 2012. The 2013 third quarter also shows unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased over 3rd quarter 2012 levels by 2.6% and 4.2%, respectively, while AUP increased 1.5% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2012. The September report also contains innerspring and non-innerspring mattress data for the third quarter of 2013.

The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 15 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 70% of the mattress units shipped and 78.5% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2012. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. Furthermore, comparisons of Bedding Barometer 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 month, weather conditions, non-reporting manufacturers entering or exiting the market and other variables.