ISPA’s February 2012 Bedding Barometer shows double digit increases in both units and sales compared to February 2011 for the reporting companies. Reported units shipped last month increased by 18.6% compared to February 2011, while reported sales revenues grew 27.1% for the same period. As a result, February AUP is 7.2% higher compared to last year.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 18 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for nearly 65% of the mattress units shipped and nearly 74% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2010. 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..