This issue of the Bedding Market Quarterly shows that for the 1st quarter of 2022, total unit shipments of mattresses, foundations and motion foundations from U.S. producers and imports were down 4.6% over comparable data for 2021, but the wholesale value of those units increased 4.9% year over year.
Turning to the 1st quarter total for reported US-produced mattresses and foundations, unit shipments were down 16% and wholesale dollars increased over the same period in 2021 by 1.1%. The Q1 2022 average unit price for US-produced mattresses and foundations increased by 17.4% and 28.8% respectively.
The Bedding Market Quarterly reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) based on data provided by 15 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 51.9% of the mattress units shipped and 67.2% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2020. 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.