ISPA Releases Second Quarter 2013 Bedding Barometer

ISPA’s June 2013 Bedding Barometer reports that both year-to-date unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased 0.5% over 2012 levels while year-to-date average unit price (AUP) remained flat compared to 2012. For the month of June 2013, unit shipments increased by 2.3% and wholesale revenues increased by 3.5% over 2012, resulting in a June 2013 AUP that was 1.2% above last year. The June report also contains innerspring and non-innerspring mattress data for the second 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.

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