This issue of the 4th quarter Bedding Market Quarterly will not include the motion foundation numbers for the U.S. market because they are being revised. We expect to issue the motion foundation data shortly.
The Bedding Market Quarterly shows that for the 4th quarter of 2020, total unit shipments of mattresses and stationary foundations from US producers and imports were down 2.1% from comparable data for 2019, and the value of those units were flat for year over year. Year-to-date data shows that units and dollars were up 1.6% and 0.3% respectively.
Turning to the total for reported US-produced mattresses and stationary foundations, unit shipments were 1.8% below the level of sales for the same period in 2019, while the wholesale value of those shipments were 4.1% above last year, resulting in the Q4 2020 average unit price being 5.9% above Q4 2019. The year-to-date data shows that units and dollars were down 5.7% and 2.7% respectively, while AUP was 3.2% above the same period 2019.
Looking at mattress shipments alone, the data show that unit shipments for US-produced mattresses were 3.6% higher during Q4 2020 compared to a year ago and are up 7.5% on a year-to-date basis. Comparable data for dollar value of US-produced shipments were up 4.2% for the quarter and up 2.2% for the year.
The Bedding Market Quarterly reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) based on data provided by 14 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 54.2% of the mattress units shipped and 69.5% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2019. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. Furthermore, comparisons of Bedding Market Quarterly 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 quarter, weather conditions, etc.