The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) announced the release of its 2012 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends. The report provides comprehensive current and long-term data on the U.S. mattress industry.
The 2012 report shows that the U.S. mattress industry continues to recover from the recession. Shipments rose in 2012 to nearly 35.5 million units and wholesale revenues grew to over $6.8 billion, reflecting increases over 2011 levels of 3.6% and 8.7%, respectively. To help put these figures into perspective, the report separately displays data for inner-spring and non-innerspring mattresses and foundations, and includes unit, wholesale revenue and average unit price data for the last 20 years. The report also contains information on U.S. mattress sales by region, contract sales, product size data, as well as price point trends, import/export figures and general econometric data that influence mattress sales. In addition to U.S. market data, the report includes global mattress industry information prepared by the Centre of Industrial Studies (CSIL), and provides timely commentary by industry veterans Jerry Epperson and Bill Creekmuir.
ISPA members receive the annual report and the association’s other statistical products (the monthly ISPA Bedding Barometer and its bi-annual market forecast) free of charge. This year, ISPA has also decided to make the report and other statistical products available for purchase by the mattress retail community.
“Beyond the mattress manufacturers and component suppliers that belong to ISPA, our statistical products are also relevant to mattress retailers,” noted ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “The 2012 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends contains current and historical information that retailers can use as they manage their businesses and respond to industry trends.”
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About the International Sleep Products Association: Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA represents nearly 700 mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world.