U.S. mattress sales increased in April 2013 compared to this time last year, according to the latest Bedding Barometer, a monthly sales report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Unit sales increased by 10.7% in April 2013 over the same month in 2012, while the wholesale dollar value of those units grew 8.5%. The average unit selling price decreased by 2.0% in April 2013 compared to April of last year.
Note that ISPA has been informed that previously reported unit and wholesale dollar value of certain sales of non-innerspring mattresses were inadvertently misreported to ISPA’s statistical consultant as innerspring mattresses in 2012 and 2013. The enclosed charts correct those errors. The errors did not affect the accuracy of the previously reported unit or dollar data for all mattresses or foundations.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 16 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.