ISPA’s Releases April 2012 Bedding Barometer
ISPA’s April 2012 Bedding Barometer shows increases in both units and sales compared to April 2011 for the reporting companies. Reported units shipped last month increased by 5.4% compared to April 2011, while reported sales revenues grew 14.5% for the same period. As a result, April AUP is 8.7% 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 just over 66% of the mattress units shipped and 75.5% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2011. 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.