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Mattress sales rise 12.3% in August as average unit price jumps

Unit sales increase 3.1% for month

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The mattress industry turned in a strong performance in August, with bedding units rising 3.1% while the dollar value of bedding shipments soared 12.3%.

The International Sleep Products Assn.'s Bedding Barometer for August reflects the performance of 18 U.S. bedding producers accounting for a majority of bedding units shipped each year.

For the first eight months of the year, the report said, bedding units are up 1.4% while the dollar value of bedding shipments is up 7.8%.

The big increase in the dollar value of bedding shipments in August was accompanied by an 8.9% increase in the average unit price, which was $204.53 in August.

For the January-August period, the average unit price is up 6.3%, to $202.60.

The ISPA report covers companies who account for about 65% of total bedding unit shipments and about 74% of the wholesale value of those shipments, according to ISPA.

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