The latest Bedding Barometer, a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), shows that unit sales increased by 8.0% in June 2015 over the same month in 2014, while the wholesale dollar value of those units grew by 12.2%, compared to June 2014. The average unit selling price increased 3.9% compared to June of last year. Year-to-date unit sales and the wholesale dollar levels of those units increased by 4.9% and 7.5%, respectively, compared to 2014 levels. The year-to-date AUP also increased 2.5% over the same period of 2014.
The 2015 second quarter also shows unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased over 2nd quarter 2014 levels by 4.3% and 7.3%, respectively, while AUP increased 2.9% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014. The June report also contains innerspring and non-innerspring mattress data for the 2nd 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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About the ISPA: 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 is the voice of the mattress industry, representing mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world. The ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership. These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications, and more.