The latest Bedding Barometer, a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association, shows that through December 2015, unit shipments for the full year increased by 3.6% over full-year 2014 shipments, while the wholesale dollar value of those units increased by 6.2% compared to 2014, resulting in the average unit selling price for 2015 increasing by 2.5% compared to last year.
The 2015 fourth quarter also shows unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased over 4th quarter 2014 levels by 0.3% and 1.8%, respectively, while AUP increased 1.4% compared to the 4th quarter of 2014. The December report also contains innerspring and non-innerspring mattress data for the 4th quarter of 2015.
The Bedding Barometer reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) for 13 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 69.5% of the mattress units shipped and 77.9% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2014. 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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